• Proteas women clinch first T20 against Pakistan

    The Proteas women suffered no real trouble in beating Pakistan by eight wickets in the first T20I at Kingsmead on Friday.

    After securing a 3-0 whitewash over Pakistan in the recent ODI series, the South Africans were eager to build further confidence in the shortest format.

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    Bowling first, the Proteas restricted the visitors to 124-8 in their 20 overs with Marizanne Kapp and Shabnim Ismail keeping things tidy with the ball.

    Opener Tazmin Brits made an excellent and aggressive start to the Proteas run chase. She and Lizelle Lee raced to 38-0 before Lee was undone for 22.

    Kapp then added a handy 28 but was also sent packing by Aiman Anwer, who claimed her second wicket for Pakistan.

    Laura Wolvaardt, though, assisted Brits in getting the hosts over the line with an over to spare. Brits finished unbeaten on 52.

    The two nations will meet again on Sunday for the second clash of the series.

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    Andre Huisamen