Chloe Tryon smashed three sixes and two fours with a strike rate of 212.50 to remind the world how dangerous she can be on her day, when her middle-order finish took the Proteas Women to a memorable five-wicket win over New Zealand in the early hours of Sunday morning.
New Zealand lead the T20 International five-match series 2-1.
South Africa’s run chase was built on a classy top-scoring 42 off 40 by captain Dané van Niekerk, continuing her impressive run in Wellington off an inspired start by SA no. 3 Marizanne Kapp, who contributed a quick-fire of 20 off 15 balls with opener Lizelle Lee (18 off 18).
Earlier, Sophie Devine top-scored for New Zealand with 77 off 58 balls as the hosts posted a challenging 153/5 in their 20 overs.
Ayabonga Khaka was the top bowler for South Africa with 2/14 in three overs, while Sune Luus contributed 2/27 in three overs.
South Africa came into Sunday’s fixture having lost the first two of the 5-match T20 series to a New Zealand team who had just conceded to the Proteas Women their first away ODI series win.
The next T20 International match takes place on Monday, 10 February 2020, at 03h00 SA time.
Proteas Women Squad vs New Zealand:
Dané van Niekerk
Mignon du Preez
New Zealand vs South Africa T20I Tour Results and Fixtures:
Sun 2 Feb: New Zealand beat South Africa by 9 wickets (46 balls rem.) at Mount Maunganui
Thu 6 Feb: New Zealand beat South Africa by 5 wickets (10 balls rem.) at Hamilton
Sun 9 Feb: South Africa beat New Zealand by 6 wickets (76 balls rem.) at Hamilton
Mon 10 Feb: New Zealand vs South Africa, Basin Reserve (03h00 SA time)
Thu 13 Feb: New Zealand vs South Africa, University Oval (03h00 SA time)
Photo 1 Caption: Proteas Women cricketer, Chloe Tryon, steered the South Africans to a much-needed victory in the third T20i against New Zealand on Sunday, 9 February 2020. Photo: gsport
Photo 2 Caption: The Proteas Women team celebrate a wicket against New Zealand on Sunday, 9 February 2020. Photo: @OfficialCSA (Twitter)