Historic Win for Proteas

by | Jul 31, 2007

South Africa’s women’s cricket team have pulled off a sensational win over the Netherlands in the historic one-off four-day test in Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam.

The match seemed set to end in a draw after the whole of day two was lost to rain, but the Proteas bowlers had the last say, bowling out the Netherlands twice to win by 159 runs.
The Netherlands resumed this morning on 73/4, but they lost three wickets for 9 runs, and were eventually all out for 108 in reply to South Africa’s first innings total of 232 all out.
Sunette Loubser was the chief destroyer, bagging 5/37 in 40.3 overs, including 18 maidens.
Armed with a lead of 124, SA went about their second innings with real purpose, declaring on 85/2. Susan Benade top scored with 51, opening the batting with Claire Terblanche who weighed in with 26.
Set 210 to win, the Netherlands innings lasted 40 overs, and they were all out for 50, giving South Africa victory by 159 runs.
Sunette Loubser was once again the star with the ball, taking 3/22 off 14 overs.
Good bowling aside, South Africa will look back at Daleen Terblanche’s first innings knock of 79 as one of the keys to their victory.
It was her experience that helped them past 230, after they were struggling on 160/6.
The first of three ODIs takes place in Amstelveen on 2 August. 

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