The 21st match of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 sees Australia take on South Africa at Basin Reserve Stadium on Tuesday, March 21. Australia is currently in a role. They have managed to win all five matches that they have played and, thus, are sitting at the top of the points table. The Aussies would be looking to continue their winning run. They are coming into this game on the back of a 6-wicket win over India.
India batted first in that encounter and managed to score a competitive total of 277 runs in the first innings. Darcie Brown was brilliant with her figures of 3 for 30 in 8 overs. However, the other bowlers couldn’t live up to the expectations.
In reply, Australia chased down the score with three balls remaining. Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy set the tone with a 121-run opening partnership. Later, skipper Meg Lanning played a sensational knock of 97 runs in 107 balls, a knock which was laced with 13 fours. Ellyse Perry supported with 28 runs in 51 balls, while Beth Mooney finished the game with an unbeaten knock of 30 runs in 20 balls. All in all, it was a collective effort with the bat from the team.
On the other hand, South Africa is also playing brilliantly in the tournament. They too are yet to lose a match and are currently sitting at number two on the table. In 4 matches, they have managed to win all four games and would be looking to continue their winning run.
South Africa played their last game against New Zealand and won that match by 2 wickets in the last over thriller. They restricted New Zealand to 228 runs in the first innings. S Ismail and Ayabonga Khaka picked three wickets each, while Kapp picked 2 wickets.
South Africa chased down the score in 49.3 overs. Laura Wolvaart led the way with the bat as she scored 67 runs in 94 balls, while Sune Luus scored 51 off 73 balls. Marizanne Kapp stayed till the end and managed to take the team home in the end. He played an unbeaten knock of 34 runs in 35 balls.