South Africa girls’s crew tasted extra success in opposition to Australia because the Proteas facet registered its first-ever ODI win over the mighty Aussies. Within the second ODI of the three-match collection performed on the North Sydney Oval in Sydney, the Laura Wolvaardt-led facet defeated Alyssa Healy’s Australia by 80 runs in a rain-curtailed recreation.
The win was a particular one not just for it being South Africa’s first-ever ODI victory in opposition to the seven-time ODI champions but additionally for the best way it got here. After scoring 229 batting first, they bowled the Australian crew out for 149 in 29.3 overs. By no means earlier than an Aussie crew has been bowled out in below 200 balls in an ODI recreation.
Marizanne Kapp was the star for the guests as she racked up 75 runs within the first innings earlier than returning to hang-out the hosts with the ball. She had sensational figures of three/12 in 5 overs, which additionally included a maiden over.
Kapp inflicted the primary three blows to the Aussies as she eliminated the highest cream within the type of Alyssa Healy, Phoebe Litchfield and Beth Mooney. Regardless that Tahlia McGrath got here and displayed some combat, the Proteas saved chipping with wickets to depart the hosts manner behind within the recreation. All-rounder Nadine de Klerk eliminated McGrath and Alana King to ship the Aussies at 71/8 with the crew being at risk of getting bowled out below 100. However Ashleigh Gardner and Kim Garth displayed combat to notch a 77-run stand for the ninth wicket. Nonetheless, Eliz-mari Marx received Gardner earlier than Chloe Tryon dismissed Megan Schutt LBW to clinch the historic win.
Australia’s first-ever loss at house after two and half years
Notably, that is Australia girls’s first-ever ODI loss at house in almost two and half years. The final time they went down at house in an ODI recreation was again in September 2021 when India defeated the Aussies in Mackay by 2 wickets. Throughout this era, they performed 10 ODIs however didn’t lose a recreation in any of them.
South Africa had earlier defeated the Aussies in a T20I recreation previous this collection. That they had thumped the defending T20 champions by 6 wickets within the second T20I of the three-match collection however misplaced each the video games earlier than and after it.
The Proteas girls have levelled the ODI collection and go into the ultimate recreation with the scoreline studying 1-1. The ultimate match is about to be performed on February 10 on the identical venue.