South Africa has made a winning start to the ICC Women’s One-Day Cricket World Cup. South Africa won their first match of the World Cup in New Zealand by 32 runs over Bangladesh. In the match played in Dunedin, South Africa had given a target of 208 runs to Bangladesh reply, Bangladesh was bowled out for 175 in 49.3 overs.
South Africa’s Ayabonga Khaka took the most 4 wickets to wrap Bangladesh up cheaply. Masnabata Class took 2 wickets while Sabnim Ismail and Merinja Cap took one wicket each. Captain Nigar Sultan contributed 29 runs while Sarmin Akhtar top-scored for Bangladesh with 34 runs. Similarly, Janara Alam and Saima Sultan scored 27-27.
Batting first, South Africa lost all their wickets in 49.5 overs and scored 207 runs. Merinja Cap was the top scorer with 42 runs while Laura Wolbhadt scored 41 runs and Chole Tryon scored 39 runs. Janira Alam and Ritu Moni took two wickets each while Feriha Trisna took three wickets for Bangladesh.