South African women’s cricket team defeated Pakistan in the opening match of 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup. The match was organized by England and Wales.
The South African women survived a late battle once again from Pakistan’s bowlers to record a three wicket win at Grace Road cricket ground in Leicester England.
Hoping to exploit the overcast climate conditions, South African commander Dane van Niekerk won the hurl and chosen to bowl first.
Marked a group to beat in this competition, South Africa squandered little time Marizanne Kapp with the main wicket of the challenge in the second over.
The Proteas Women kept on awing with the ball, confining Pakistan to a run rate of more than three runs for each ever part of the way through their innings.
Things did not improve for Pakistan, losing three wickets in a space of eight overs, including that of opener Bibi Nahida to abandon them 163 for six after 42 overs.
Pakistan went ahead to add 43 more rushes to complete their innings on 206 keeps running for the loss of eight wickets after fifty overs. Much the same as with the ball South Africa inspired with the bat.
The opening pair of Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee contributing more than 100 rushes to South Africa’s required target 207 the last scoring a half century simultaneously.
Shabnim Ismail scored three limits in the penultimate over as South Africa edged Pakistan in a nearby complete to open their crusade on a positive note.
In their next match South Africa will go up against New Zealand on Tuesday.