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Triumphant SA u19 Women go through to Super Sixes

Willowmoore Park, Benoni, 18th January 2023

Jemma Botha and Kayla Reyneke once again played leading roles for SA’s u19 Women’s team as they prevailed over the UAE in Benoni. SA would have hoped for more than the 112/7 that they scored, but once again some outstanding bowling up-front from Jemma (1/11 in 4 overs), and later from Kayla (1/22 in 4 overs), helped to restrict the UAE Women to 67 all out.

The win means that SA finish 2nd in Group D and progress to the Super Sixes.

Story of the Day

Captain Oluhle Siyo lost the toss and SA were put into bat. The innings got off to a flying start. Elandri Janse van Rensburg (24) and Simone Lourens (27) both scored quickly and freely, before they, Kayla (2), Madison Landsman (1) and Miane Smit 11) all fell to leave SA at 67/5. Karabo Meso (3) departed quickly, and it was left to Oluhle (25*) and Jenna Evans (17) to steer the young South Africans to their total.

The SA Bowling and Fielding performance was once again outstanding. Miane Smit (4/11 in 4 overs), Ayanda Hlubi (2/6 in 2 overs) and Seshnie Naidu (2/16 in 3 overs) were the other wicket-takers, as none of the UAE batters managed to get on top of the wily SA spinners.

Scorecard

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/icc-women-s-under-19-t20-world-cup-2022-23-1336137/south-africa-women-under-19s-vs-united-arab-emirates-women-under-19s-19th-match-group-d-1336173/full-scorecard

Fixtures

The win means that South Africa will take 2 points at a Net Run Rate of +0.457 (from the win over UAE) into the second phase of the competition. The team is on its way now to Potchefstroom, where it will play the following matches in the “Super Sixes”:

Saturday January 21st – SA u19 Women vs Bangladesh u19 Women, JB Marks Oval, Potchefstroom – 13h45

Tuesday January 24th  – SA u19 Women vs Sri Lanka u19 Women, PUK Oval, Potchefstroom – 13h45

Wins in both matches will place SA in an excellent position to proceed to the Semi-Finals.