Latest Match Report – S Africa (W) vs BDESH (W) 3rd ODI 2023/24

South Africa 316 for 4 (Wolward 126, Britts 118, Rabea 2-49) lost Bangladesh Mony 33, De Klerk 3-10 Kaka 3-15, Gabe 2-2-21

South Africa captain Laura Wohlward and Tasmin Pritts formed a record partnership to give their team a series win in Benoni. After losing the first ODI by 119 runs, South Africa bounced back strongly to end 2023 on a high.
After electing to bat in Benoni on Saturday, Wohlward added 243 for the first wicket with the Brits, the highest for South Africa in women's ODIs. South Africa posted 316 for 4 – their third highest score in Women's ODIs. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 100 runs in 31.1 overs.

Wohlwart scored his fifth ODI century – and second this year – while Britts got his first century. Marufa Akhter separated the South African openers when he scored 126 off 134 balls in the 43rd over. In the next over, Ritu Moni stumped Brits for 118 off 124 balls, before Anneke Bosh (19 off 28*) and Sune Luce (34 off 17) provided the final flourish as the hosts reached a huge total.

Rabeya was the pick of Bangladesh's bowlers, leaving 2 for 49 in his ten overs. Bangladesh, however, never really got going in the chase, with Moni the only one to cross the 20-run mark. He top scored for them with 33 runs off 67 balls including 4 fours.

Marisan Cape struck twice in the first powerplay before suffering an ankle injury in the 11th over. He stepped into sprinkler cover at midwicket and did not return to the ground. Ayabongka Kaka and Nadine de Klerk shared 6 wickets to accelerate Bangladesh's decline. Bangladesh lost by 216 runs in 18.5 overs without being used.

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