SA Women storm to six-wicket win, sweep Sri Lanka series 3-0 | Daily News

SA Women storm to six-wicket win, sweep Sri Lanka series 3-0

Four wickets for Suné Luus and an unbeaten fifty from Mignon du Preez helped South Africa storm to a clinical six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final ODI at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday and sweep the three-match series 3-0.

With stand-in captain Luus grabbing 4 for 30 in eight overs and Nadine de Klerk contributing an even more economical 2 for 30 in her 10-over stint, the visitors were bundled out for 139 in 44.2 overs, their lowest score of the series, after winning the toss and opting to bat.

South Africa then hit a mid-chase wobble when Lara Goodall and Luus fell in quick succession, but du Preez’s 14th career half-century settled nerves as she batted through for 61 to guide her team to victory with more than 11 overs to spare. During the course of her knock, du Preez also became the first South African woman to score 3000 runs in ODIs.

Scores: Sri Lanka Women 139 in 44.2 overs (Anushka Sanjeewani 28, Harshitha Madavi 22, Nadine de Klerk 2/30, Sune Luus 4/30)

South African Women 141-4 in 38.2 overs (Lara Goodall 25, Mignon du Preez 61, Nadine de Klerk 20 n.o., Inoka Ranaweera 3/23) 


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