won the toss and decided to bat in their second ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier
warm-up match in Stellenbosch on Friday, and three solid partnerships put the
home team well on their way to securing a comprehensive 144-run win over Pool A
contenders, the Netherlands.
Terblanche (43 runs) opened the South African innings with Olivia Anderson (58 in
111 balls), and when Terblanche lost her wicket, the two openers had posted a
first-wicket partnership of 58 to welcome captain Cri-Zelda Brits to the
The skipper was
in belligerent mood, her 80 runs requiring only 87 balls, and in combination
with the more subdued Anderson, the two added a further 93 runs for the
second wicket, before the Dutch team struck, removing Anderson.
Coming in at
no. 4, Claire Terblanche (30* in 43 balls) adding another 65 runs to the total with her captain before
the Netherlands dismissed Brits for their final wicket of the match. Susanna
Benade (25 not-out) and Terblanche finished off the batting innings for a total
of 253 for three in their 50 overs.
In reply, the
had no answer to the disciplined bowling of the South Africans attack spearheaded
by Alicia Smith and Dinesha Devnarain, losing wickets regularly as they
crumbled to 109 all-out.
batswoman, Annemarie Tanke was the mainstay of the Dutch team with a personal
best of 51, and Helmien Rambaldo contributed with a steady 26 in 72 balls, but
it was Alicia Smith’s day as she finished with commendable
figures of 4/13 in 5.4 overs, and Devnarain took 3/13.
satisfied with her team’s performance. "I think it is a good sign because we
batted and fielded properly. It was also nice to be in the middle and got some
runs under our belts.
have two more days to sharpen our skills before the tournament proper starts,
but we are overall chuffed with today’s performance."
African Women will open their ICC World Cup qualifier against Bermuda
at the Stellenbosch University 2 Cricket Ground on Monday. For further
information and statistics, visit the Qualifier page at the official ICC