South Africa look to add on Thailand`s misery!
South Africa will win the match!
|New Zealand Women||2||1||1||0||0||2||0.429|
|Sri Lanka Women||2||0||2||0||0||0||-0.609|
ICC Women`s World Cup has been closely contested with thrilling matches between the teams. South Africa started the campaign on a positive note with a win over strong England Line-up in their only match so far. They will look to continue their good run with yet another win over Thailand in this match.
Thailand team is not having their best of times in their maiden season this year with two back-to-back losses against West Indies and England so far. They will look to get their first World Cup win in this season and will look to achieve it against the South Africans side. Thailand will not qualify for the knockouts if they fail to win this match and their campaign might end with the group stages itself.
South Africa defeated England on the back of good all-round performances from Dane Van Kriek (46 runs & 2/20) and Marizanne Kapp (38 runs & 2/19). Their 84-run partnership laid the platform for the chase after the early wicket of Lizelle Lee. Chloe Tryon and Mignon Du Preez came up with crucial boundaries in the final overs to tilt the chase in South Africa`s favour.
Earlier, South Africa`s bowling unit bowled with good control to restrict England to 123/8 in their 20 overs. Ayabonga Khaka led the bowling charts with 3 wickets with all-rounders Van kriek and Kapp taking 2 wickets each in the match. Shabman Ismail also contributed to the crucial wicket of Katherine Brunt.
Dane Van Niekriek – Skipper led from the front in both batting and bowling departments scoring 46 runs off 51 balls and then coming back to dismiss Heather Knight and Fran Wilson in the opposition middle order.
Ayabongha Khaka – Ayabongha Khaka had match figures of 4-0-25-3 against England and she took the important wickets of top-order players Danielle Wyatt and Nat Sciver to derail the momentum of the team.
Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Dane van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Lizelle Lee, Ayabonga Khaka, Laura Wolvaardt, Nonkululeko Mlaba
Thailand ended with an exact score of 78 runs in both the matches so far. Nattakan Chantan scored 32 runs off 52 balls and never looked to trouble the steep chase against England. Nanapet Koencharai and Naruemol Chaiwai crossed the double-digit scores in both the matches while no other player spent time in the crease. They will take this experience to make big improvements in their game. Thailand dismissed English openers for duck inside two overs and then England stormed back with record partnership.
Nattaya Boothachatham and Soreya Lateh are the only players to register their names in the wickets chart so far.
Nattaya Boothachatam – Boothachatam opens the batting and bowling for the Thailand team and she is having a bad time with the bat with scores of 2 & 0 so far. But, she took her maiden wicket in world cups dismissing Amy Jones's last match. She has an economy rate of less than 4 RPO this year.
Nannapaet Koncharenkai – Koncharenkai has scores of 33 & 12 in the two matches and is the highest run-scorer for their team. She will look to spend more time in the crease in this match and gain some valuable insight by facing quality bowling line-ups.
Sornnarin Tippoch (c), Nattaya Boochatham, Naruemol Chaiwai, Suleeporn Laomi, Nattakan Chantam, Chanida Sutthiruang, Soraya Lateh, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Nannapat Koncharoenkai (wk), Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Onnicha Kamchomphu
Nattaya Boochatham, Onnicha Kamchomphu, Chanida Sutthiruang, Naruemol Chaiwai, Soraya Lateh, Suleeporn Laomi, Nannapat Khoncharoenkai, Wongpaka Liengprasert, Ratanaporn Padunglerd, Sornnarin Tippoch, Nattakan Chantam
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||26||0 mm.||1.46 k/h||From: E||49%|
|03h||29||0 mm.||1.66 k/h||From: NE||39%|
|06h||27||0 mm.||2 k/h||From: N||55%|
|09h||15||0 mm.||0.98 k/h||From: ENE||92%|
|12h||12||0 mm.||1.23 k/h||From: NE||78%|
|15h||12||0 mm.||0.91 k/h||From: NNE||96%|
|18h||12||0 mm.||1.44 k/h||From: NNE||98%|
|21h||12||0 mm.||0.85 k/h||From: NNW||65%|
The weather looks dark and cloudy with 30% chances of rain. But, we don’t expect rain to play spoilsport in this match.
Canberra is one of the batting friendly pitches and the last match played here both teams scored over 150 runs. We can expect average scores in range of 140-160 runs in this match.
Chasing teams have 5-3 win-loss record in this World Cup so far and we expect the captains to chase down the total in this match too.
South Africa is high on confidence after beating a strong England team in their opening encounter and will look to go one step closer to qualification with a win in this match.
Thailand is trying their best to cope with full member nations but they have a long way to go in achieving it. We expect South Africa to win this encounter.
South Africa will win the match!