Proteas secure 5-0 thrashing of Bangladesh

14 May 2018 2:39 PM

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Proteas secure 5-0 thrashing of Bangladesh

Cape Town - The Proteas have secured a 5-0 thrashing of Bangladesh, winning the 5th and final Women's One Day International by six wickets in Bloemfontein.

Batting first, Bangladesh managed to post a far better total than they had previously in the series and reached 166 for 9 in their 50 overs.

Captain Rumana Ahmed top-scored for the visitors with 74 and received support from opener and wicket-keeper Shamina Sultana (53).

Shabnim Ismail (3/17) and Marizanne Kapp (2/21) were the pick of the bowlers for the home side.

South Africa had little trouble in chasing down the Bangladesh total after Laura Wolvaardt (70*) and Lizelle Lee (44) put on 79 for the first wicket.

Wolvaardt anchored the innings and together with captain, Dane van Niekerk (29) brought the Proteas closer to victory although Bangladesh fought back with two wickets late in the innings.

But it was a case of too little too late as South Africa cruised home with 15 overs remaining.


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