Proteas women on a roll
South Africa made it two Women’s World Twenty20 warm-up wins from two with a 36-run victory over Pakistan at King’s College, Taunton.
Wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty’s 45 underpinned the Proteas’ 126 for seven, while off-spinner Javeria Khan was Pakistan’s outstanding bowler with 2-17 from four overs.
Alicia Smith, Sunette Loubser and Dane van Niekerk then claimed two wickets apiece as Pakistan were bowled out in the 18th over. Opener Nain Abidi top-scored with 23.
New Zealand recovered from yesterday’s seven-wicket defeat to England, defeating India by 18 runs at Taunton Vale Sports Ground.
Aimee Watkins (60) and Amy Satterthwaite (34) added 114 for the fourth wicket after the White Ferns were in trouble at 31 for three. Seamer Rumeli Dhar was India’s outstanding performer with 2-12 from four overs.
India made a disastrous start to their pursuit of 124, losing their first nine wickets for 68 as medium-pacer Satterthwaite claimed 2-13 in three overs.
Tailenders Priyanka Roy (28) and Babita Mandlik (13) gave their side faint hope by adding 38 for the last wicket, but Roy was out off the last ball of the game.
In the second game at King’s College, West Indies thrashed Sri Lanka by 40 runs after Stacy-Ann King smashed 48 from 25 balls, including four fours and three sixes.
That set up a total of 121 all out from 19.5 overs, seamer Eshani Kaushalya taking 3-21.
Fast bowler Kirbyina Alexander then produced figures of 4-1-11-2 as only two Sri Lanka batters reached double figures in their total of 81 for eight.