SA Girls Shine but Africa Lose

by | Jun 5, 2007

A star-studded Asian Women’s XI outclassed their African counterparts in a one-off Twenty20 International in Bangalore on Tuesday, in a prelude to the men’s Twenty20 Afro-Asia match.

Cri-Zelda Brits won the toss for Africa and chose to field first, with South Africa’s Ashlyn Kilowan picking up the continent’s best bowling figures, 3-16 in four overs as Asia posted 105/9 in their allotted 20 overs.

Chasing 106 to win off 20 overs, Africa were never really in it, as right arm medium pacers Rumeli Dhar and Jhulan Goswami (both from India) ripped the heart of their batting, taking seven wickets between them.

South Africa and Boland all-rounder Alicia Smith was the only one to put up any resistance, with a defiant unbeaten 23, as Africa were bowled out for just 45 with four overs remaining, losing by 60 runs.

Aside from national captain Brits, Kilowan and Smith, South Africa and KwaZulu Natal keeper Tricia Chetty was also part of the African XI.

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