Match Details

SAW vs SLW 2nd T20, SLW vs SAW 2024

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Sri Lanka Women won by 7 wickets 🏆
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K Dilhari Logo
K Dilhari Jersy



K Dilhari
4s: 6
6s: 0
V Gunaratne Logo
V Gunaratne Jersy
4s: 9
6s: 1
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N de Klerk Jersy



N de Klerk

Econ: 9.53
16th Over:
= 10
17th Over:
= 11
Last Over:
= 11
This Over:
= 10
SLWSLW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4037
10 Over 6056
15 Over 8696
SAWSAW - 1st Innings
6 Over 4448
10 Over 7884
15 Over 123109
20 Over 156137


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Inn 2
That’s all from our today’s coverage of 2nd WT20I between South Africa and Sri Lanka from Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. This is Gourav Samal signing off on behalf of my co-commentators Ayan Chatterjee and Saptak Sanyal and scorer/analyst Ashok Dayma. Stay tuned with us for all the cricketing updates around the world. Good night.
Chamari Athapaththu (Sri Lanka Women Captain)- "Actually I'm really happy. The way the two youngsters have participated in the game and did the chase was quite impressive. We are playing good cricket in the recent times and we had some blip in the last game. We dropped a few catches and need to improve that. We should improve in bowling too. I just want to stick to the plans and basics. I don't want to take much pressure on myself as there are a lot of youngsters in this team."
Nadine de Klerk (South Africa Women Captain): "Yes, look to start off, we did not have enough runs on the board. We lost our way in the middle and end and they batted really well towards the end. Last end overs did not work for us. Yes, Laura is a quality player. Losing her hurt us as she was in good form in WPL. But Bosch had a good game. All in all, we have some positives to take home. I think for the next game, we have to score more runs and bowl a bit better. We gave away too many runs as well in the form of extras. So, areas to work on. Meso was good on debut and hope she does well in the coming games."  
Kavisha Dilhari (Player of the Match)- "I always wanted to perform with the ball and I got the execution right today. It was a good wicket for batting and I just saw the ball and then I went for hitting the shots."
Player of the Match- Kavisha Dilhari
Time for the post match presentations.
Vishmi Gunaratne becomes the youngest Sri Lankan to have a WT20I half-century. The previous youngest was her current team mate Harshitha Madavi.
20:26 IST and 16:56 Local Time | That's the end of the second innings and Sri Lanka Women clinch away a superb win by defeating South Africa Women by 7 wickets with seven more balls to spare.

After winning the toss South Africa elected to bat first in the match and managed to score 137/8 in 20 overs. Anneke Bosch and Tazmin Brits got off to a good start before Tazmin lost her wicket in the 4th over at the score of 26. Bosch was then joined by Marizanne Kapp in the middle. The duo added 58 runs for the second wicket. Anneke went on to complete her half-century and score 50 of 32 balls, while Kapp managed to score 44 of 36 balls. After their wicket, the middle order never looked like taking the game ahead and fumbled regularly by losing regular wickets. Only skipper Nadine de Klerk managed to get two digit runs to her name and remained not out on 16* of 16 balls. 

For Sri Lanka, Achini Kulasuriya was the pick of the bowlers, who completed her quota with 2/26 from four overs. Inoshi Priyadarshini, skipper Chamari Athapaththu and Kavisha Dilhari picked one wicket each. While South Africa lost the other three wickets by run out.

In reply, Vishmi Gunaratne and skipper Chamari Athapaththu opened the innings for Sri Lanka. The duo added 26 runs on the board before Tumi Sukhukhune picked the wicket of Athapaththu who scored 6 of 10 balls.
Sri Lanka were then down to 62/3 in 11.2 overs as Harshitha Samarawickrama and Hasini Perera couldn’t last long on the crease. Gunaratne was then joined by Kavisha Dilhari in the middle. The duo took the game away from the home team by adding unbeaten 76 runs for the fourth wicket. Vishmi Gunaratne remained not out on 65* of 57 balls while Dilhari remained unbeaten on 45* of 28 balls and helped their team to chase the target with 7 wickets remaining. 

For South Africa Tumi Sekhukhune, Chloe Tryon and skipper Nadine de Klerk picked one wicket each but couldn’t stop the Sri Lankan batters from reaching the target.

The three match WT20I series between South Africa Women and Sri Lanka Women is now leveled at 1-1. It’s now down to the final match of the series which will be played on April 3, 2024.
18.5 Klerk to V Gunaratne
1 That's the victory! The Sri Lanka batters are shouting in delight as they have pulled out an absolute tough chase for their team. Appreciation goes to Vishmi Gunaratne and Kavisha Dilhari for their smart gameplay. The entire dug out is delighted. Coming to the ball, good length delivery at the off stump. Vishmi comes forward and nudges it to forward square leg for a single. Sri Lanka have levelled the series 1-1.
Scores are level after that hit from Gunaratne. 
18.4 Klerk to V Gunaratne
6 The scores are level!!!!! Vishmi Gunaratne has hit a maximum, her first one of the day. Nadine de Klerk bowls a full length delivery at the middle and leg. Vishmi heaves it over deep midwicket off her front foot to get a maximum. Her first maximum in this format to be more specific.
18.3 Klerk to V Gunaratne
2 Crucial couple of runs from Vishmi Gunaratne. Full length delivery angling at the leg stump. She moves leg side of the ball and drives it through the gap of cover and extra cover for a couple.
18.2 Klerk to K Dilhari
1 Full length delivery angling at the leg stump. Dilhari plays it to long on for a single.
18.1 Klerk to K Dilhari
0 Fuller than length angling at the body of Dilhari. She tries to flick it over the on side but misses.
Nadine de Klerk will bowl the 19th over. 
Sri Lanka Women needs 10 runs off 12 balls. This is their game to lose now. 
Sri Lanka Women
Vishmi Gunaratne
Kavisha Dilhari
Marizanne Kapp
17.6 M Kapp to V Gunaratne
4 Vishmi gets a boundary and the asking rate comes below 6 now. Slightly on length outside off. Vishmi moves across the stumps and scoops it to beat the short fine leg fielder. The ball goes to the fence through the right of the fielder and it's a boundary.