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PAKW vs SAW: Dominant South Africa thrash Pakistan to seal ODI series

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KARACHI: Tazmin Brits played an anchoring 45-run knock in the run chase after a dominating performance by the bowlers to lead South Africa to a thumping six-wicket victory over Pakistan in the second PAKW vs SAW ODI on Monday.

Set to chase a meagre 169, South Africa comfortably chased down the total for the loss of four wickets with 96 balls to spare to seal the three-match series with a game to spare.

In-form openers Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits gave South Africa a decent start with a 41-run partnership before Sadia Iqbal broke the shackles for Pakistan by removing the Proteas skipper.

Wolvaardt struck two boundaries on her way to a 23-ball 13.

Lara Goodall joined Brits in the middle and the pair anchored the run chase with an important 40-run partnership before the latter perished in the 19th over.

Brits fell just five short of her half-century as she scored 45 off 54 deliveries, hitting four boundaries and a six.

South Africa then lost two more wickets as Goodall and Sune Luus (10) perished in quick successions as the touring side slipped to 115/4 in 24.3 overs.

Goodall made notable contribution in the run chase for South Africa with a 53-ball 36 which included five boundaries.

Following the back-to-back dismissals, Marizanne Kapp and Nadine de Klerk knitted a sensible fifth-wicket partnership and made sure there were no further hiccups in South Africa’s run chase.

Kapp remained unbeaten with a brisk 29, hitting four boundaries while de Klerk scored 24 off 30.

Sadia Iqbal led the bowling attack for Pakistan in the second PAKW vs SAW ODI with 2/32 while Umm-e-Hani and Nida Dar made one scalp each.

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Opting to bat first, Pakistan Women could accumulate 168 before being bundled out in the 45th over despite gritty half-centuries by Fatima Sana and Aliya Riaz.

The hosts got off to a dismal start to their innings as Nadine de Klerk ran through their top order, resulting in them slipping to 49/6 in just 17.4 overs.

Following the slump, Aliya Riaz was joined by Fatima Sana at the crease and the pair launched an astounding recovery. Aliya Riaz and Fatima Sana batted sensibly to put together a fighting 114-run stand with both scoring half-centuries.

Fatima was the core aggressor of the anchoring seventh-wicket partnership before finally perishing in the 43rd over.

She remained the top-scorer for Pakistan in the second PAKW vs SAW ODI with an 87-ball 69 which featured 10 boundaries.

Pakistan then lost two more wickets in successive overs with their another mainstay Aliya Riaz walking back to the pavilion in the 45th over to leave Pakistan reeling at 168/9.

In-form Aliya Riaz played a gritty 53-run knock in 86 deliveries with the help of three boundaries.

Masabata Klaas then castled Pakistan’s number 11 Sadia Iqbal for a golden duck to wrap up Pakistan’s innings in the second PAKW vs SAW ODI.

Nadine de Klerk led the bowling attack for South Africa with 4/32 in her eight overs, followed by Klaas, returning with 3/14.

Ayabonga Khaka bagged two wickets for just 21 runs while Nonkululeko Mlaba had one wicket to her name.

READ: Asia Cup 2023: Kohli, Rahul hit tons as India set Pakistan to chase 356

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