A collective bowling display from the Proteas Women toppled Bangladesh for 76 runs, after posting 230-7 thanks to half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Chloe Tryon.
The Proteas won the toss and elected to bat first and their innings was dominated by an early solid knock from Lizelle Lee (70 off 102 balls) and a late smashing from Player of the Match Tryon (60 off 42 balls) to help the hosts reach 230-7 in 50 overs.
Lee’s half-century helped her to pass 2,000 runs, making her the third South African woman to reach this milestone in ODIs, behind team-mates Mignon du Preez and Trisha Chetty.
Spirited cameo performances came from Laura Wolvaardt (33) and Trisha Chetty (31), which lifted the Proteas to 139-4 after 35.5 overs, at which point Lee,Wolvaardt and Chetty were all back in the hut, along with Mignon du Preez.
Enter Chloe Tryon, who smashed six fours and two sixes to rocket the Proteas Women to 215-7 after 48 overs, at which point she was caught by Nahida Akter off the bowling of Jahanara Alam.
The Proteas backed up their batting performance with a clinical display of bowling to skittle the Bangladesh women for 76 of 33.2 overs. All six bowlers played their part in bundling the Bangladeshis out: Shabnim Ismail (2-8), Raisibe Ntozakhe (2-10) and Sune Luus (2-12), Ayabonga Khaka (1-11), Zintle Mali (1-23) and Tryon (1-11).
The Proteas sealed the victory by 154 runs to take a 4-lead in the five-match series.
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