Captain du Preez Claims Home T20 Series

by | Sep 15, 2013

Momentum Proteas captain Mignon du Preez grins widely as she clasps the T20 international series trophy – and her Player of the Match award, following her contribution in South Africa’s 3-run win over Bangladesh in Potchefstroom on Sunday, which saw the hosts home for a 3-0 series whitewash win. Photo: Cricket SA

The Mometum Proteas Women overcame the pressures of a final over to win the third T20 International against Bangladesh Women by three runs at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

Bangladesh needed 12 runs with seven wickets in hand, but fell short due to a composed and effective final over from Marizanne Kapp.

(Click to read the opening match wrap on gsport and match scorecard on Cricinfo, click to read the second match wrap on gsport and match scorecard on Cricinfo, click to read the third match scorecard on Cricinfo)

The Proteas take the series 3-0, along with some important lessons at the beginning of an important season for the national team. “If we knew that the result would be 3-0 at the start of the series we would have taken it,” coach Hilton Moreeng said.

“We are building as a team and it was important for us to start this home series well, especially by playing good cricket and learning from every game that we play.”

The Proteas posted 109 for four in their 20 overs, a total buoyed by a half-century from player of the match and captain, Mignon du Preez. Du Preez (52) and Kapp (24 not out) shared an important 55-run stand for the third wicket, after the early wickets of openers Trisha Chetty (0) and Lizelle Lee (11).

Bangladesh put in their most consistent performance with the ball to date, and had South Africa under pressure in the opening overs.

“I must give credit to Bangladesh,” he continued. “They put us under pressure very early; the first two overs were maidens and we were a wicket down. The partnership between Kapp and the captain put us back where we wanted to be and we had to settle for 109, which required us to go out there and bowl well.”

Bangladesh were well set to reach the target at 79 without loss in the 14th over, but two run-outs and a stumping in the space of three overs brought the home team back into contention. Moreeng is proud of the way his players withstood the pressure, and says it has given him an understanding of the character and temperament at his disposal in his squad.

The teams move on to a three-match ODI series starting at Sahara Willowmoore Park in Benoni on Friday.


Fixtures and Results for the Home T20 Series against Bangladesh:
12 Sept: SA beat Bangladesh by 9 Wickets
14 Sept: SA beat Bangladesh by 9 Wickets
15 Sept: SA beat Bangladesh by 3 Runs
SA vs Bangladesh ODI Fixtures:
18 Sept – One Day Warm Up (Olympic Park, Rustenburg)
20 Sept – 1st ODI (Sahara Willowmoore, Benoni)
22 Sept – 2nd ODI (Bidvest Wanderers)
24 Sept – 3rd ODI (SuperSport Park, Centurion)
SA vs Sri Lanka Fixtures:
22 Oct – One Day Warm Up vs SA Emerging team
24 Oct – 1st ODI
26 Oct – 2nd ODI
28 Oct – 3rd ODI
31 Oct – 1st T20
2 Nov – 2nd T20
3 Nov – 3rd T20
Momentum SA Women’s Squad:
Bernadine Bezuidenhout
Trisha Chetty (k)
Moseline Daniels
Mignon du Preez (c)
Shabnim Ismail
Marizanne Kapp
Alexis le Breton
Lizelle Lee
Marcia Letsoalo
Sunette Loubser
Suné Luus
Yolandi Potgieter
Dané van Niekerk
Bangladesh Women’s Squad:
Ayasha Rahman
Fahima Khatun
Fargana Hoque
Jahanara Alam
Khadija Tul Kubra
Lata Mondal
Lily Rani Biswas
Nuzhat Tasnia
Panna Ghosh
Ritu Moni
Rumana Ahmed
Salma Khatun
Shaila Sharmin
Shathira Jakir
Sultana Yesmin

(With editing by gsport)


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