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Women’s T20 World Cup 2023: Chloe Tryon, Bowlers Help South Africa Beat New Zealand To Keep Hopes Alive

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Tryon made 40 as South Africa struggled to 132 for six in its 20 overs after choosing to bat on a pitch that was being used for the fourth successive match.

Event Hosts South Africa delivered in style to beat Group 1 rivals New Zealand and keep their semi-final expedients alive at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.

A shock defeat to Sri Lanka on the opening day had left South Africa reeling, knowing they would have to beat at least one of Australia or New Zealand and potentially both in order to qualify for the final four.

And the Proteas largely boosted their semi-final chances with a brilliant display against a New Zealand side, who have now suffered two heavy defeats in the event.

Nonkululeko Mlaba(3/10) lit up the Powerplay, removing both of New Zealand’s openers for ducks, meaning that the White Ferns have returned 0/4 from their opening batters so far in this event.

Mlaba, ranked second in the MRF Tyres ICC Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings, had Bernadine Bezuldenhout brilliantly stumped off just the alternate ball of the innings.

And the incentive was at it again in her alternate over, drawing up Suzie Bates and celebrating in style.

Sophie Devine dropped herself from nature down to number five in the fur order, but the captain was out in the middle inside the Powerplay as Georgia Plimmer was caught off Marizanne Kapp.

The White Ferns were floundering on13/3 in their chase of 133, and effects went from bad to worse when Amelia Kerr edged behind to depart for 10( 12).

The Kiwis reached just19/4 at the end of the Powerplay, and Chloe Tryon dismissed Maddy Green to leave New Zealand five down and counting monstrously on Devine to bail them out at Boland Park.

But lattices continued to fall, and when Devine was trapped in front by Tryon the ploy was all but over. And South Africa wrapped up the palm in the penultimate over, winning by 65 runs to give their net run rate a huge and potentially- pivotal boost.

Before, the Proteas had won the toss and decided to club first, hoping to follow the lead set by Ireland and England in the before game on this ground, which saw runs flow during both Powerplays.

But early lattices suppressed the home side’s early motivation.

It was Tazmin Brits( 1) who fell in the opening over, trapped lbw by Eden Carson as New Zealand decided to start with spin first over. And Marizanne Kapp joined Brits back in the unker when she plinked a mistimed shot straight to Jess Kerr off Lea Tahuhu for 9( 10 balls).

Laura Wolvaardt and Sune Luus led the rebuild, with South Africa reaching44/2 by the end of the Powerplay, but a blend- up saw Luus immolation herself after making a big error between the lattices.

Tahuhu gutted up Wolvaardt( 13) to make it55/4, but Tryon and South Africa’s lower middle combined to reach a competitive score.

Tryon top- scored with 40 from 34 balls, while Nadine de Klerk finished unbeaten on 28 *( 26), and those deliverance sweats proved to give the bowlers further than enough to work with.

South Africa’s star incentive handed magic moments with the ball, ripping into the New Zealand top order and pumping up the atmosphere at Boland Park.

Mlaba’s numbers of3/10 were a plushly- justified return for a bowler who took the new ball and set the tone for the palm. Know More Women Cricket News…

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