The Proteas Women Eye Whitewash against New Zealand

In anticipation of donning South Africa’s green and gold in her 100th ODI at Cricket South Africa’s series-concluding End-GBV #BlackDay match of New Zealand’s tour in South Africa, Chloe Tryon is confident of a series whitewash if South Africa stick to the basics. Photo: Chloe Tryon on Instagram

The Proteas Women are set to go for a clean sweep in the series as they face New Zealand in the third and final ODI at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday, 1 October 2023.

South Africa clinched the series with a commanding performance in the second match in Pietermaritzburg. Laura Wolvaardt’s captain’s innings led her team to victory, successfully chasing down 254 runs.

This marks the second occasion in the series that South Africa had to chase a target. In the initial game, a vital sixth-wicket partnership between Chloe Tryon and Nadine de Klerk secured the win.

In Cricket South Africa’s pre-match press conference, Tryon – playing wearing the green and gold for an iconic 100th ODI, said:

“Look it’s it’s always it’s always good to win the series. And with one game in hand, it kind of takes the pressure off us. But I think just still going about our business and keeping it nice and simple and there’s still things that we can do a little bit different as a team”

Chloe Tryon, Proteas Women All-Rounder

The upcoming third match, dubbed #BlackDay, holds special significance as the Proteas Women take a powerful stand against gender-based violence. They will be donning their black kit in support of this cause.

Asked about what it means to hear to represent the country in view of this significant event, Tryon said that it was an important message that the team is proud to support:

“I’m happy that I’m part of it. Yeah, especially in Durban. You know, we you know, we want to make that an issue. We want that awareness. We want to bring that awareness to everyone. And it’s a great initiative to be a part of, especially in Durban.”

Chloe Tryon, Proteas Women All-Rounder

“We’re all in KZN in general, where the cases are so high and we want to bring that awareness to everyone around and how important it is and to keep supporting and keep backing,” said Tryon. “So yeah, I’m excited to get on the field tomorrow and hopefully have a lot of people in the crowd wearing black in the support of us. ” 

Fans are urged to join in by wearing black and raising their voices at Kingsmead.

A special moment was captured when Chloe was asked how she felt about playing for SA in her 100th ODI, the multi-skilled cricketer responded:

“Look, it’s been it’s been a long 13 years of playing cricket. But yeah, it’s a big milestone for me. I’m trying not to make the day all about me, you know, it is Black Day as well. I want to make it about the End GBV, so you know the big initiative behind that and I’m happy that it’s on my game to just bring that awareness that we have. 

“But yeah, I’ve had I’ve had a lot of ups and downs in my career. But look, when the green and golden walking in the field, it’s always been a big honour for me and getting the opportunity to do that every single time.”

Chloe Tryon, Proteas Women All-Rounder

“It’s just been an honour and a blessing and getting to play in front of my family was going to be amazing,” Tryon continued. “So I’ll just soak that energy up and then focus on the game, trying to make it about me and just get the win for League one.”

Tune in for live coverage on SuperSport starting at 09:30 on Sunday, and keep up with the latest updates with Chloe and the Proteas Women by following @gsport4girls on social media to.


Photo Caption: In anticipation of donning South Africa’s green and gold in her 100th ODI at Cricket South Africa’s series-concluding End-GBV #BlackDay match of New Zealand’s tour in South Africa, Chloe Tryon is confident of a series whitewash if South Africa stick to the basics. Photo: Chloe Tryon on Instagram

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