The Momentum Proteas have the chance to close out India in the T20 International Series today as they look to convert their 1-0 lead into an unassailable series lead when the second match takes place at Ekana Stadium on Sunday, starting at 15:30 SA time.
Heavy downpour in Surat halted a second successive T20i match between the Proteas and India on Sunday meaning the hosts remain in pole position as they lead 1-0 in the five-match series
Sune Luus will continue her role as stand-in captain of the Proteas team for the tour of India which consists of five T20 International matches followed by three ODI’s at Surat and Baroda, respectively, following the squad announcement
Lizelle Lee carried her bat in an 48-ball 75-run innings to claim the Player of the Match award and power the Proteas Women to an emphatic 9-wicket T20I win against Pakistan, and win the home series 3-2 in Benoni on Thursday
Both openers Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee scored 50’s in the Proteas’ chase overnight, the 8 wicket-win offering the visitors a chance at levelling the series against the West Indies in the fifth encounter on Saturday
Protea stalwarts Luus, van Niekerk and Wolvaardt laid the platform with solid innings before Kapp was assisted by debutant Sekhukhune and Mali to strike decisively to claim an opening ODI win to take an early lead in the 3-match series.
Momentum Proteas skipper Dané van Niekerk will lead a 15-woman squad in three ODIs and five T20i’s away in the West Indies early in October, which will include three new caps in Eastern’s cricketer Tumi Sekhukhune (pictured) who joins her Powerade National Academy fellow graduates Saarah Smith and Robin Searle on tour.
The Momentum Proteas will reflect on their tour of England with mixed feelings, but the good ones will certainly include some pretty remarkable performances, including memorable wins against England, one in each series.
A historic win for the Proteas Women as opening batter Lizelle Lee’s unbeaten 92 take SA 1-0 up against the hosts in their three-ODI series in England
After an exceptional performance at the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup, Proteas Women captain Dané van Niekerk insists her charges will go into the upcoming tour against hosts England and New Zealand with new-found belief with the ultimate desire to be victorious.