SA women beat BPXI

The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Author 2019-09-23 14:10:39

South Africa women started their India tour on a positive note as they defeated Board President's XI (BPXI) by 83 runs in the second T20 warm-up match here on Sunday.

The first warm-up game was abandoned due to inclement weather.

South Africa women first posted a descent 174 for 5 after opting to bat and later bundled out the hosts for paltry 91 to kick off their campaign on a high.

Luus, a leg-break bowler, returned with best figures of 3-17 for South Africa women as she ran through the BPXI’s middle-order.

Wicket-keeper Lizelle Lee stoked her way to 65 off just 48 balls for South Africa women, Tazmin Brits made 20 off 19 as they duo shared 61 runs for the opening stand to lay the foundation for the score.

Lee was in her elements as he took on the opposition bowlers, hammering 10 fours and a six.

BPXI bowlers then removed Brits and one-down Laura Wolvaardt (7) in quick succession, but that did not deter Lee from playing her natural game.

For the visitors, a late onslaught by Mignon du Preez (40 off 18 balls) coupled with Nandine de Klerk’s 29 helped them go past the 170-run mark. Preez stuck six boundaries and cleared the fence once during her entertaining knock.

For the hosts, off-break bowler Tarannum Pathan grabbed two wickets conceding 23 runs, while pacers Pooja Vastarakar, part of the main squad, had forgettable figures of 1 for 32.

Chasing the target, BPXI were tottering at 4 for 6 after their first four batters walked back to the pavilion in no time.

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