Van Niekerk carries SA to victory

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Dane van Niekerk
  • Post published:February 1, 2019

Dane van Niekerk took 3-12 and scored 71 to secure a seven-wicket win for the Proteas Women, reports KHALID MOHIDIN from Newlands. 

The Proteas knocked over the Sri Lanka Women by first restricting them to 90-8 and then chasing down the 91-run target in 14.2 overs.

It started with a tight bowling performance that comprised of three run-outs, three wickets from Van Niekerk and two wickets from Masabata Klaas.

This set up a chase that was anchored by the Proteas skipper. She hit 13 fours for her 55-ball 71, despite her side losing three wickets in the process.

It was a Player of the Match performance that saw the Proteas cruise to victory in 14.2 overs. This put them 1-0 up in the three-match series.