WP Pair keep SA u19 Women in line for Super Sixes
Willowmoore Park, Benoni, January 16th 2023
South Africa’s u19 Women overcame Scotland by 44 runs in a crunch encounter in Benoni on Monday. Western Province players Jemma Botha and Kayla Reyneke played key roles in securing the victory for the tournament hosts.
After winning the toss and electing to field, it was a dream start for the underdogs Scotland. SA slumped to 43/6 before Kayla’s player of the match 53 off 49 balls managed to get them to 112/7 in 20 overs. Kayla shared in an excellent partnership of 67 with Jenna Evans, who ended on 22 not out. Jemma came in to bat with the loss of Kayla’s wicket, and scored the last runs of the innings.
Off-Break bowler Jemma, in her first start in the World Cup, took 2/13 in 4 overs, and Kayla 1/11 in 3 overs. Vice Captain Madison Landsman stunned the lower order, as she took a hat-trick (the first ever in the tournament) and ended with 4/16. The impressive leg-spin of Seshnie Naidu also assisted, with 2/11 in 3 overs. Scotland were bowled out for 68 in exactly 17 overs.
SA are now 2nd on the Group D log behind India, and need to beat the UAE on Wednesday to stand a chance of qualifying for the Super Sixes stage of the competition.
Wednesday 18th January @ 13h45 SAST, Willowmoore Park, Benoni
South Africa u19 vs UAE u19