Man of the Match: Masabata Klaas
South Africa Women keen to make a strong comeback against Pakistan
Our Prediction is South Africa Women to win!
Hosts South Africa will be looking to get back to winning ways when they face Pakistan in the second one-day game of the series played at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Thursday.
Captain Sune Luus will feel that they were complacent in the opening game of the series. They will be looking to make amends for their abject batting performance in the one-day series opener. The home side will be desperate to deliver a strong show with bat and ball in order to level the one-day series.
On the other hand, Pakistan women registered an emphatic win in the opening game of the one-day series. The visitors will be looking to continue their good form after registering their first win in the country.
The home side will need to guard against complacency and come up with improved performance with the bat. South Africa women will be keen to make a strong comeback in this game.
In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt and Mignon du Preez. The opening pair of Lee and Wolvaardt will need to deliver runs for South Africa at the top of the innings. The duo perished for low scores in the opening game of the one-day series played at Potchefstroom. Andrie Steyn will be looking to make a strong statement with the bat in this game. In the previous game, Steyn perished for a low score and clearly showed signs of rustiness at the crease.
Captain Sune Luus will need to contribute for the side with bat and ball. All-rounder did not do much with the bat and departed for a first-ball duck. Experienced players like Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tyron, and Marizanne Kapp will need to contribute with the bat in this game. Mignon and Chloe were the only two players who managed to double-digit scores in the innings.
In the bowling department, the new-ball pair of Shabnam Ismail and Marizanne Kapp will need to deliver crucial breakthroughs. The duo bowled well in the previous game and picked up one wicket apiece. Leg-spinner Sune Luus and Chloe Tyron are other bowling options for South Africa for this game.
Lizelle Lee (wk), Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (captain), Nadine de Klerk/Sinato Jafta, Shabnam Ismail, Chloe Tyron, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune.
Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Laura Wolvaardt, Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Lizelle Lee, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Andrie Steyn, Mignon du Preez, Sinalo Jafta
Bismah Maroof-led unit delivered a pitch-perfect performance to beat South Africa in the opening game of the one-day series played at Potchefstroom. The bowlers produced a superlative performance to set up a comprehensive win for Pakistan.
The visitors managed to register their first limited-overs victory in South Africa and will be looking to clinch the one-day series.
In the batting department, the side will be depending on the likes of Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan and Bismah Maroof to deliver runs with the bat in this game. Nahida Khan perished for a low score in the opening game of the series played against South Africa. She will be looking to make a strong comeback in this game. Opening batsman Sidra Ameen departed for low scores and will be keen to score runs in this game.
Javeria Khan was the standout batsman for Pakistan women in the previous game of the one-day series. She scored unbeaten 34 off 43 balls with the help of seven boundaries. Javeria will be keen to continue his good form with the bat.
Captain Bismah Maroof, Nida Dar and Sana Mir will need to contribute with the bat for Pakistan in this game. Aliya Riaz, Omaima Sohail, and Fatima Sana are promising players who will be keen to make an impression on this tour.
In the bowling department, Fatima Sana bowled well and picked up the big wicket of Lizelle Lee. Off-spinner Sana Mir was the standout performer for Pakistan in the previous game. She picked up four wickets and conceded 11 runs from her six overs. Off-spinner Nida Dar and left-arm orthodox spinner Nashra Sandhu also bowled well and picked up two wickets apiece.
Sidra Ameen, Nahida Khan, Javeria Khan, Bismah Maroof (captain), Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Aliya Riaz, Nashra Sandhu, Sidra Nawaz (wk), Fatima Sana, Sana Mir.
Aliya Riaz, Sidra Nawaz, Bismah Maroof, Nahida Khan, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Nashra Sandhu, Fatima Sana, Sana Mir, Javeria Khan, Sidra Ameen
The wicket will be a good one for batting. The surface did not provide that much assistance to the spinners. The weather forecast for the game on Thursday is going to be clear skies.
South Africa suffered comprehensive defeat at the hands of Pakistan at this venue. The side will be looking to put in an improved batting performance. The home side will be desperate to get back to winning ways in this game.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and restrict the opposition to a modest score. Spinners will play a significant role in this game. Batting second might be the way to go at this venue.
In the absence of Dane Van Niekerk, South Africa will need to bring their A-game to the table in this must-win game. The side has a lot of quality players in their ranks and would be keen to make a strong comeback in this game.
On the other hand, Pakistan women will be looking to continue their good form in this game. Bismah Maroof and co. will need to maintain their standards with bat and ball in order to compete with South Africa in this game. Expect South Africa to level the three-match one-day series.
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