On Sunday, 1st October the 3rd One-Day International (ODI) of the three-match series will take place at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg between the women of South African Women (SA-W) vs New Zealand Women (NZ-W).
The South African women’s team put on a solid effort in the opening match against the White Ferns on Sunday, following off an outstanding ODI series victory in Pakistan. With four wickets in hand and 17 balls remaining. The home team completed a valiant victory after limiting New Zealand to 235/8.
On the strength of half-centuries from Brooke Halliday and Hannah Rowe, New Zealand women reached their total. While Nadine de Klerk, the Player of the Series in Pakistan, wowed with figures of 2/34 in nine overs, Masabata Klaas was pricey but concluded with a three-for.
Proteas captain Laura Wolvaardt made a valiant half-century. But when she was removed with five wickets in hand, her team still needed 125 runs. This time, Nadine came up with the bat and blocked New Zealand’s approach since South Africa was in desperate need of a partnership. Chloe Tryon put her skills on display with a brilliant 71-run knock off of 58 balls. Before Nadine made the winning run and finished unbeaten on 58 off 77 balls. She was removed when the scores were tied.
MATCH SCHEDULE (UAE Women vs Namibia)
|Day / Date
|Women’s International Cricket
|South Africa Women vs New Zealand women
|Sunday / 01 October 2023
|12:30 PM IST
|City Oval, Pietermaritzburg
South African Women vs New Zealand women Pitch Report:
In Pietermaritzburg, this will be the first women’s ODI to be played. This location has hosted two men’s ODI matches, with an average first innings score of 218. The team that wins the toss may decide to bowl first in order to evaluate the pitch, which is anticipated to remain unchanged during the entire game.
South African Women vs New Zealand women Head-to-Head Record:
Matches – 19, South Africa – 7, New Zealand – 11
South Africa Women vs New Zealand women Probable Playing XI:
South Africa women (SA-W):
Laura Wolvaardt (C), Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba
New Zealand women (NZ-W):
Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (C), Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Brooke Halliday, Hannah Rowe, Isabella Gaze (wk), Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson
Probable Best Performers:
Probable Best Batter:
Suzie Bates (NZ-W)
The 36-year-old was unfortunately run out in the first game for just one run. However, she has been a consistent performer this year in white-ball cricket. Bates has loads of experience and New Zealand will hope she goes big in the do-or-die encounter.
Probable Best Bowler:
Nadine de Klerk (SA-W)
She is the in-form bowler for South Africa and her confidence is showing on the pitch. In her last four ODI appearances, Nadine has picked up 10 wickets and Wolvaardt will bank on her to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs and also take a few wickets.
Disclaimer: According to my understanding, analysis, and instincts used to make the prediction. Take into account all of this information when you create your prediction, then decide for yourself.
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