Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women Match Preview | Who Will Win Today Match
Potchefstroom, February 14, Thursday at 01:30 PM IST
Skipper Dane van Niekerk’s maiden ODI ton helped South Africa register 7 runs win in the first ODI to gain a 1-0 lead in the three-matches series. Skipper Niekerk carried her good form in the first ODI and partnered with Andries Steyn to take her side to a good total of 225-7 in the match reduced to 48 overs per side.
After winning the toss, Sri Lanka opted to field first and invited the hosts to set the target. South Africa South Africa lost two wickets inside the Powerplay – Laura Wolvaardt for a golden duck and Lara Goodall for 12 before Andries Steyn (75) and Dane van Niekerk (102 of 117) resurrected the innings to 225-7 in the 48 overs.
In reply, Sri Lanka’s run chase was powered by wicketkeeper batter Prasadani Weerakkody (47 of 67) and Shashikala Siriwardene (49 of 56). At one time, the visitors were in good control of the chase requiring just 31 of 30 deliveries but three quick dismissals choked their momentum all the pressure fell on the lower order. At the end of 48 overs, Sri Lanka managed 218-9, falling short by 7 runs.
While this is a must-win game for the visitors to stay alive in the contest, the hosts would be pretty confident about another win with the kind of form skipper Dane van Niekerk is playing on.
Earlier, South Africa clean swept the visitors by 3-0 in T20Is and are up for ODI series win also. Both the teams will reload at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom tomorrow noon for the second ODI.
Total – 18
South Africa- 12
Sri Lanka- 04
The Senwes Park in Potchefstroom is usually a batting-friendly wicket. The pitch also offers true bounce and a good contest between bat and ball. The spinners are also expected to come into the picture later on.
Avg 1st inn score: 241
Avg 2nd inn score: 200
Highest Total: 418/5 (50 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM
Lowest Total: 45/10 (14 Ov) by Nam vs AUS
Highest Chased: 273/2 (39 Ov) by RSA vs ZIM
Lowest Defended: 170/2 (36 Ov) by AUS vs NED
The probable SL-W vs SA-W playing 11 is listed below.
South Africa Women
Wicketkeeper: Faye Tunnicliffe
Batswomen: Lara Goodall, M du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Andries Steyn
All-rounder: Dane van Niekerk(c), Marizanne Kapp
Bowlers: Shabnam Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Zintle Mali, T Sekhukhune
Sri Lanka Women
Wicketkeeper: Prasadani Weerakkody
Batswomen: Nilakshi de Silva, Harshitha Madavi, Anushka Sanjeewani
All-rounder: Chamari Attapatu (c), Umesha Thimashini, Shashikala Siriwardene
Bowlers: O Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, I Ranaweera, Achini Kulasuriya
South Africa Women –
Dane van Niekerk (captain), Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Mignon du Preez, Lara Goodall, Marizanne Kapp, Tumi Sekhukhune, Sune Luus, Faye Tunnicliffe (wicket-keeper), Masabata Klaas, Saarah Smith, Andries Steyn
Sri Lanka Women – Chamari Athapaththu(c), Tharika Sewwandi, Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Udeshika Prabodhani, Shashikala Siriwardene, Imalka Mendis, Nilakshi de Silva, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Achini Kulasuriya, Inoka Ranaweera, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Prasadani Weerakkody, Umesha Thimashini.
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Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka –
Prasadani Weerakkody (47 of 67), Shashikala Siriwardana (49 of 56) and Nilakshi de Silva (unbeaten 39) were the key contributors with the bat in the first ODI
Oshadi Ranasinghe with 3 scalps was the pick of bowlers in the first game
U Prabodhani and Inoka Ranaweera were the other wickets taking bowlers for the visitors
Fantasy picks from South Africa –
Skipper Dane van Niekerk slammed her maiden hundred in the first ODI. She was also the key contributor in the T20I series.
Andrie Steyn on the top also scored a fifty and will be crucial for giving another good start
Masabata Klass returned with 3 wickets while Tumi Sekhukhune and Dane van Niekerk shared two wickets each
M Kapp and Mignon du Preez will be crucial with their all-around performance with both bat and ball
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