South Africa seal the series despite Sri Lanka’s valiant fight

Sri Lanka Women’s Tour of South Africa 2019


Sri Lanka women lost the 2nd match of the T20I series by 2 wickets, after a thrilling sea-saw battle, against South Africa today, to hand the 3-match series victory to the home team.

Sri Lanka decided to bat first at Johannesburg, but quickly found themselves in trouble in the first powerplay as experienced fast bowler Marizanne Kapp sent both Sri Lankan openers: Hasini Perera and Anushka Sanjeewani to the dressing room before they could go into double figures. (2/8)

All-round Dane van Niekerk guides South Africa women to victory

South Africa Women managed to register a comprehensive victory over the touring Sri Lanka Women in the 1st T20 match……

Sri Lankan captain Chamari Atapattu had to consolidate the innings but couldn’t find another gear as she fell for 20 runs eventually. After Atapattu’s departure former captain Shashikala Siriwardene showed her experience in the middle and found a flurry of boundaries to up the ante as she scored a valuable 38 off 33 balls.

23-year old leggy Sune Luus destroyed Sri Lanka’s middle order to pick up 5 wickets as the Sri Lankan innings was wrapped up before the full quota of 20 overs for 105 runs.

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Proteas in-form skipper, who had a dream WBBL this summer, went on her usual business opening the innings with 6 fours and 1 six within the first 4 overs before granting a return catch to Achini Kulasuriya on 33.

Then the Sri Lankan spinners kept the scorers busy as they picked up wickets at regular intervals to keep Sri Lanka in the game. Right hander Nadine De Klerk held her nerves to see  her team through to victory in the penultimate delivery of the game.

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Atapattu, Siriwardene and left arm orthodox bowler Inoka Ranaweera chipped in with two wickets a piece.

Third and final match of the T20I series will commence on 6th of February at Super Sports Park, Centurion before the One Day series starts.


Full Scorecard

Sri Lanka Women


(19.4 overs)


South Africa Women


(19.5 overs)

SAW won by 2 wickets

Sri Lanka Women’s Innings

Hasini Perera c M Klaas b M Kapp13
Anushka Sanjeewani c F Tunnicliffe b M Kapp68
Chamari Athapatthu c M Kapp b T Sekhukhune2029
Imalka Mendis c M Klaas b S Luus1221
Shashikala Siriwardena st F Tunnicliffe b S Luus3833
Nilakshi de Silva st F Tunnicliffe b S Luus48
Umesha Thimashini c T Sekhukhune b S Luus76
Oshadi Ranasinghe (runout) T Sekhukhune11
Achini Kulasuriya not out23
Udeshika Prabodhani b M Kapp03
Inoka Ranaweera c & b S Luus13
13 (lb 5, w 8)
105/10 (19.4 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-6 (GWHM Perera, 0.6 ov), 2-8 (MAA Sanjeewani, 2.2 ov), 3-39 (AC Jayangani, 7.5 ov), 4-89 (HASD Siriwardene, 15.3 ov), 5-90 (HIS Mendis, 15.6 ov), 6-101 (U Thimashini, 17.3 ov), 7-101 (NND de Silva, 17.6 ov), 8-102 (OU Ranasinghe, 18.1 ov), 9-102 (KDU Prabodhani, 18.4 ov), 10-105 (I Ranaweera, 19.4 ov)
Marizanne Kapp40173 4.25
Shabnim Ismail30110 3.67
Masabata Klaas30250 8.33
Dane van Niekerk30170 5.67
Tumi Sekhukhune30161 5.33
Sune Luus3.40145 4.12

South Africa Women’s Innings

Dane van Niekerk c & b A Kulasuriya3319
Tazmin Brits lbw by S Siriwardene1015
Marizanne Kapp lbw by I Ranaweera713
Lara Goodall c I Mendis b S Siriwardene1722
Sune Luus c N de Silva b I Ranaweera47
Nadine de Klerk not out1518
Saarah Smith c N de Silva b C Athapatthu413
Faye Tunnicliffe (runout) A Kulasuriya97
Shabnim Ismail st A Sanjeewani b C Athapatthu01
Masabata Klaas not out24
6 (b 1, lb 2, w 3)
107/8 (19.5 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-35 (D van Niekerk, 3.5 ov), 2-49 (T Brits, 7.1 ov), 3-51 (M Kapp, 8.5 ov), 4-57 (S Luus, 10.3 ov), 5-76 (L Goodall, 13.5 ov), 6-83 (S Smith, 16.5 ov), 7-93 (F Tunnicliffe, 18.2 ov), 8-97 (S Ismail, 18.4 ov)
Udeshika Prabodhani1.50160 10.67
Achini Kulasuriya30241 8.00
Chamari Athapatthu30182 6.00
Oshadi Ranasinghe40190 4.75
Shashikala Siriwardene41122 3.00
Inoka Ranaweera40152 3.75