Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women Match Preview | Who Will Win Today Match
Centurion, February 06, Wednesday at 05:30 PM IST
The scoreline reads 2-0 and the hosts have sealed the 3 matches T20I series with the final game scheduled to be played tomorrow at SuperSport Park, Centurion. Late inclusion Sune Luus’ five-fer was instrumental in sealing the series for South Africa in the second T20I. Earlier, skipper Dane Van Niekerk’s all-round show (3-12 & 71 not out) helped the side take a 1-0 lead in the first ODI.
Having opted to bowl first after winning the toss, South Africa once again restricted the visitors to a mere total of 105 runs on the board. Sune Luus, who was initially not considered due to poor form & is a late inclusion to the squad, dismantled Sri Lanka’s middle and lower order with her 5-14 in 3.4 overs. M Kapp finishing with 3-17 proved out to be good support for Luus from the other end.
Coming to chase, Dane Van Niekerk and Tazmin Brits provided a steady start to side collecting 35 runs for the first wicket before Achini Kulasuriya sent back Dane Van Niekerk back on a returning catch. Siriwardene and Ranaweera then ripped through South Africa’s middle order and reduced the hosts to 97-8 but South Africa held their nerves to clinch a narrow two-wicket win to seal the series.
So, with just one more game remaining, South Africa has a perfect opportunity to clean sweep Sri Lanka in the shortest format of the game. The T20I series will be followed with 3 ODIs scheduled on February 11, 14 and 17 at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.
The SuperSport Park in Centurion is among the fastest wickets in South Africa. Usually, the ball comes good onto the bat and it is easier to bat here. The outfield is pretty fast and a good scoring encounter can be witnessed. The spinners will be a bit disappointed here and will have to do extra work.
Total matches – 8
Matches won batting first – 5
Matches won bowling first – 2
Average 1st Inns scores – 167
Average 2nd Inns scores – 138
Highest total recorded – 241/6 (20 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Lowest total recorded – 100/10 (12.2 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Highest score chased – 189/4 (18.4 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Lowest score defended – 126/5 (10 Ov) by RSA vs SL
The probable SL-W vs SA-W playing 11 is listed below.
South Africa Women
Wicketkeeper: Faye Tunnicliffe
Batswomen: Tazmin Brits, N d Klerk, Lara Goodall/ M du Preez
All-rounder: Dane van Niekerk(c), Marizanne Kapp
Bowlers: Shabnam Ismail, Sune Luus, Sarah Smith, Masabata Klaas, T Sekhukhune
Sri Lanka Women
Wicketkeeper: Anushka Sanjeewani
Batswomen: Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Imalka Mendis
All-rounder: Chamari Attapatu (c), Shashikala Siriwardene
Bowlers: O Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, I Ranaweera, Umesha Thimashini, Achini Kulasuriya
South Africa Women Dane van Niekerk (c), Sune Luus, Tumi Sekhukhune, Mignon du Preez, Faye Tunnicliffe, Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Saarah Smith, Tazmin Brits, Zintle Mali, Lizelle Lee.
Sri Lanka Women Chamari Atapattu (c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Shashikala Siriwardena, Inoka Ranaweera, Tharika Sewwandi, Kavisha Dilhari, Umesha Thimashini, Udeshika Prabodhani, Anushka Sanjeewani, Achini Kulasuriya, Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Imalka Mendis, Nilakshi De Silva.
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Fantasy picks from Sri Lanka-
Sri Lanka has suffered in scoring runs on both occasions. With just 44 runs in 2 innings, Shasikala Siriwardene is the top scorer for the side.
Imalka Mendis and Hasini Perera are the other two contributors with the bat.
I Ranaweera – 3 scalps and C Atapattu – 2 scalps will have to take the charge with the ball
Fantasy picks from South Africa-
Skipper Dane van Niekerk is in a fine form. Her all-around show in the first game sealed a win for the side. She is the leading run-getter in the series with 104 runs across her name in 2 innings. She also has 3 scalps in her kitty.
Sune Luus five-fer helped the side clinch the series and is the leading wicket-taker for the side.
With 3 wickets in the bag, M Kapp will also be crucial with the ball
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