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Latest Match Report – AUS WMN vs S Africa (W) third T20I 2023/24

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Australia 163 for five (Mooney 82) beat South Africa 162 for 7 (Kapp 75)

Australia bounced again from a shock T20I loss to South Africa, clinching success in a tense sequence decider on the again of an aesthetic 82 from Beth Mooney who had struggled with sickness earlier within the day and was not sure if she would play

The opener’s 55-ball knock helped Australia get previous the guests’ 162 for 7 with 5 wickets in hand and 4 balls to spare in Hobart

Mooney misplaced companions frequently earlier than falling within the 18th over along with her aspect needing 14 runs from 14 balls. Ashleigh Gardner held her nerve to seal the win with a boundary.

South Africa earlier posted their highest T20I rating in opposition to Australia, headlined by a career-best 48-ball 75 from Marizanne Kapp in her one hundredth T20I.

South Africa compelled a deciding T20 sport after notching their first victory over Australia in any format on Sunday to degree the ledger at 1-1.

Mooney, who hit an unbeaten 72 within the opening sport, struck the ball cleanly from the outset and completed with 11 fours and one six. Fellow opener and Alyssa Healy failed to fireside as did Ellyse Perry who was elevated to quantity No.3.

After her crew was despatched in to bat, Kapp helped South Africa recuperate from a wobbly 28 for 3 within the fifth over.  The allrounder shared an 80-run partnership from simply 57 balls with Anneke Bosch, who supported effectively with 21.

Kapp’s rating surpassed her earlier better of 56 and got here after she was dropped on 19 within the outfield.  She was dismissed within the seventeenth over when Tahlia McGrath snuck a slower ball that crashed into the stumps.

Australia’s Grace Harris was within the motion early, taking two catches and working out Sune Luus with a direct hit.

Chloe Tryon chipped in with an vital 26 from 16 balls late within the innings earlier than being caught and bowled by spinner Georgia Wareham within the 18th over.

Nadine de Klerk additionally swung exhausting on the demise, ending with an unbeaten 20 from 11 balls together with two fours off the final three deliveries.

Wareham was Australia’s most economical bowler with 1 for 25 from 4 overs, whereas fast Darcie Brown (0 for 27 from two overs) copped some stick after sitting out the earlier match.


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