Women Cricket News, Record-breaking Niggers, Series in South Africa
bangladesh and South Africa Women cricket Series Bangladesh Women tour of South Africa, 2023 3rd ODI, ICC Championship Match
The day started with the good news of Bangladesh's first ODI win against New Zealand in New Zealand. Bangladesh cricket was waiting for another good news. Bangladesh girls had a chance to win the series against South Africa for the first time if they won the last match. But no good news came from Benoni. Instead, Niger Sultana's team lost under South Africa's women's record.
South African girls won the toss and set a batting record in Saturday's match at Willowmoor Park. The hosts scored 316 runs for 4 wickets in the centuries of the two openers. South Africa's third-highest team innings in women's ODIs, but this is the highest against Bangladesh. The previous record was also held by South Africa. The team scored 270 for 9 in Potchefstroom in 2018.
Chasing the target of 317 runs, Bangladesh girls lost the first 4 wickets for 28 runs and all uncertainty about the result ended. Last match's centurion Farzana Haque, skipper Nigar Sultana, in-form Murshida Khatun and opener Shamima Sultana—all recognized batters—were out. Bangladesh can then score exactly 100 runs before being all out. The margin of loss is 216 runs. This is Bangladesh's biggest loss in terms of runs in women's ODIs. The previous record was 154, against South Africa in 2018.
243 runs came from the opening pair of South Africa's two openers, Laura Volvert and Tazmin Britts. Volvert-Britts formed South Africa's highest partnership for any wicket in women's ODIs before being separated on the first ball of the 43rd over. It is also a record for any wicket against Bangladeshi girls.
The previous highest partnership against Bangladesh was 137 runs. In 2021, Pakistan's Alia Riaz-Nida Dar pair scored 137 runs for the sixth wicket in a World Cup qualifier in Harare. South Africa's record was 224 runs. Johmari Logtenberg and Mignon du Preez set the record for consecutive fourth wickets against the Netherlands in 2007.
The women's ODI opening pair have four centuries against Bangladesh. All four were from South Africans, including the 243-run partnership of Brits-Volvert.
Volvert scored 126 runs on the way to record, Brits scored 118. In the women's ODI against Bangladesh, two innings have got the place on top of all the individual highest innings. The previous record was 104 by Pakistan's Sidra Amin at the 2022 World Cup in Hamilton.
South Africa captain Volvert scored his fifth ODI century. His innings of 134 balls was studded with 13 fours and 1 six. On the other hand, this is the first ODI century of Brits. 8 fours and 2 sixes in a 124-ball innings before the Brits who had touched 50 only once in a career of 20 matches.
In the 43rd over, medium pacer Ritu Moni returned the Brits after bowling Bangladesh pacer Maruf Akhtar Volvert. Then South Africa added 65 runs in the last 6.3 overs with Anika Bosh (28 from 19 balls) and Sune Luce (34 from 17 balls).
South Africa: 316/4 in 50 overs (Volvert 126, Britts 118, Luce 34, Bosh 28*; Rabea 2/49, Marufa 1/35).
Bangladesh: 100 in 31.1 overs (Ritu 33, Fahima 15, Nahida 11; de Klerk 3/10, Khaka 3/15, Cup 2/21).
Result: South Africa won by 216 runs.
Series: South Africa won the 3-match series 2-1.