• Proteas Women pile more misery on Pakistan

    The Proteas Women’s team sealed a 3-0 series whitewash with a 32-run victory over Pakistan in the final ODI on Tuesday.

    Having wrapped up the series over the weekend, the South Africans were aiming for a strong finish at Kingsmead in Durban.

    Laura Wolvaardt smashed her way to 58, while opening partner Lizelle Lee made 49 as the Proteas were bowled out for 201.

    READ: Proteas Women seal series win

    The total might have seemed a few runs short of a respectable target for Pakistan to chase, but the hosts delivered a clinical bowling display from the start.

    Shabnim Ismail and captain Sune Luus put the visitors on the back foot with a couple of early wickets to destabilise the top order.

    Slumping to 73-5, Pakistan never really stood a chance of recovering but managed to slightly crawl back with decent knocks by Aliya Riaz (27), Sidra Nawaz (25) and Diana Baig (21).

    Ismail, Luus and Ayabonga Khaka all bagged three wickets each as Pakistan were bowled out for only 169 in the 49th over.

    Luus made some history in the process, becoming only the 10th woman to pick up 100 wickets and score a 1,000 ODI runs.


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    Andre Huisamen