The 16th match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 sees New Zealand take on South Africa at Seddon Park on Thursday. For the unversed, South Africa are yet to lose a match in the tournament. They are coming into the game on the back of three consecutive wins. South Africa beat England by 3 wickets in their last game against England.
The Proteas bowled well and restricted England to 235 runs in the first innings. Marizzane Kapp ran through their batting unit as she picked five wickets for just 45 runs in 10 overs. Masabata Klaas too was impressive for his figures of 2 for 23 runs in 8 overs. In pursuit of the total, Luara Wolvaardt gave the team a strong start. She amassed 71 runs in 101 balls, a knock which was laced with 8 fours.
Later, Sune Luus (36) and Marizanne Kapp (32) also made valuable contributions with the bat. Needing 4 runs in the final over, Trisha Chetty and Shabnim Ismail held their nerves to guide their team home with four balls remaining. South Africa would be brimming with confidence and would look to continue the winning momentum.
On the other hand, New Zealand is currently sitting in the fourth position with 2 wins in 4 matches. After registering a 62-run win over India, New Zealand lost to Australia by 141 runs in their last game. Australia batted well to post a formidable score of 269 runs in the first innings. Tahuhu was the pick of the bowlers for New Zealand. She claimed three wickets for just 53 runs in 9 overs. However, all the other bowlers failed to make a significant impact with the ball.
In reply, New Zealand was bundled out for a paltry score of 128 runs. Amy Satterthwaite looked solid for his 44 of 67 balls. However, all the other batsmen failed to make an impact.