Man of the Match: Aliya Riaz
Will South Africa women clinch the ODI series?
Our Prediction is South Africa women to win!
Hosts South Africa will be looking to clinch the one-day series when they face Pakistan in the third and final game of the one-day series in Benoni on Sunday. South Africa produced a dominant performance over Pakistan, courtesy splendid performances from Masabata Klaas and Laura Wolvaardt.
With this result, South Africa managed to level the three-match one-day series and will be looking to win this series on Sunday.
On the other hand, Pakistan will need to raise their game with bat and ball in order to put up a strong fight against South Africa. Skipper Bismah Maroof will be hoping that the side can deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in this series decider.
The home side will definitely be looking to maintain their standards with bat and ball in the final game of the one-day series on Sunday. Skipper Sune Luus will be hoping that the premier players in the side can come to party in this final game of the one-day series.
Laura Wolvaardt has been in good form and scored decent runs for the side at the top of the innings. Opening batsman Laura Wolvaardt contributed with decent score in the second one-day game played against Pakistan She scored unbeaten 74 off 104 balls to steer South Africa to a comfortable victory over Pakistan. Skipper Sune Luus has endured a quiet run with the bat so far in this one-day series and will be eyeing a big score in the series finale in Benoni.
Middle-order Mignon Du Preez is the most experienced player in the batting lineup and would be keen to contribute with a notable score in this final game of the one-day series. Andrie Steyn also produced crucial innings in the previous game. She scored 11 off 27 balls with the help of one boundary.
In the bowling department, Shabnam Ismail and Marizanne Kapp have been premier bowling combination for the side in limited-overs cricket. Leg spinner Sune Luus produced excellent numbers in the previous game and finished with 2 for 24 from his five overs. Medium-pacer Masabata Klaas picked three wickets in the previous game to help South Africa women notch up a comprehensive win.
Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus (captain), Sinato Jafta (wk), 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, Sinalo Jafta, Mignon du Preez, Andrie Steyn
The visitors will be looking to put in an improved performance with bat and ball in this series decider. Bismah Maroof and co. will be hoping that the side can bring their A-game to the table in order to clinch their maiden one-day series in South Africa.
The opening pair of Nahida Khan and Sidra Ameen played well in the previous game. The duo added 50 runs to help Pakistan get off to a good start. Nahida scored 37 off 34 balls with the help of six boundaries. She was well supported by Sidra, who chipped in with 25 off 59 balls.
Captain Bismah Maroof found form with the bat in the previous game played in Potchefstroom. She scored 32 off 49 balls with the help of four boundaries Middle-order batsman Javeria Khan has been an in-form player for Pakistan so far in this series with 54 runs at an average of 54.00. Javeria Khan scored 20 off 34 balls with the help of four fours. Nida Dar, Aliya Riaz, and Omaima Sohail will need to produce runs for the side in this third and final game of the one-day series.
In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the likes of Sana Mir and Nashra Sandhu to produce crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Fatima Sana, Nida Dar, and Omaima Sohail are other bowling options for the side.
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, Aiman Anwer, Sidra Nawaz, Bismah Maroof, Nahida Khan, Omaima Sohail, Javeria Khan, Nida Dar, Sana Mir, Nashra Sandhu, Sidra Ameen
Traditionally, the pitch at Willowmoore Park is generally is good for batting. The quick bowlers might get something out of the freshly prepared wicket. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is going to sunny skies throughout the day.
Willowmoore Park in Benoni has hosted a lot of one-day games in the past as well. Host South Africa have played two one-day internationals at this venue. In 2016, South Africa women lost their previous game to England women played in Benoni.
The side that wins the toss would like to bowl first and restrict down the opposition to a modest score. The newly prepared wicket might have something in it for the bowlers. It will certainly get easier for batsmen in the second half of the innings.
Hosts South Africa will be favorites to win this final game of the one-day series against Pakistan. Sune Luus and co. delivered an emphatic performance in Potchefstroom to level the three-match one-day series.
Expect South Africa women to beat Pakistan to clinch the one-day series in Benoni!
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