South Africa 292 for 4 (Luus 107*, Kapp 100, Sandhu 2-50) beat Pakistan 165 (Riaz 49*, de Klerk 3-23, Mlaba 3-39) by 127 runs
Luus hit seven fours in her unbeaten 107 off 129 deliveries, whereas Kapp smashed 12 fours and a six in her 105-ball 100.
Luus was given a life whereas batting on 23, when she tried to drive Ghulam Fatima and was dropped by Pakistan captain Nida Dar at quick cowl. But it surely was a chanceless knock from her after that, as she and Kapp usually resorted to their stable back-foot recreation to barter Pakistan’s spinners and dominate the center overs.
Kapp and Luus balanced aggression and warning completely, with certainly one of them shifting up gears when the opposite was slowing down, guaranteeing that the crew’s tempo stayed regular.
Luus was the primary to get to her half-century and Kapp quickly adopted go well with. Kapp quickly moved forward of her accomplice and reached her century off 104 deliveries within the forty third over earlier than holing out within the deep off the subsequent supply she confronted.
Luus didn’t rating a boundary for her final 30 runs however was scientific together with her strike rotation as she notched her maiden ODI ton. It was de Klerk who gave South Africa the enhance they wanted on the dying with a 23-ball 29.
Tazmin Brits and Laura Wolvaardt received the guests off to a rollicking begin as South Africa raced to 27 off the primary three overs, 26 off these runs coming off Diana Baig’s first two overs.
However Pakistan fought again within the subsequent two overs with a wicket in every. Nashra Sandhu struck first, with the wicket of Brits, earlier than taking Wolvaardt’s catch off Umm-e-Hani.
However South Africa saved attacking within the powerplay, with Goodall and Luus including 24 in 28 deliveries. As soon as Goodall nicked behind, it was all in regards to the Kapp and Luus present.
Pakistan began properly of their chase, with openers Sidra Ameen and Shawaal Zulfiqar placing on a 23-run stand. However as soon as Ayabonga Khaka gave South Africa the primary breakthrough by castling Shawaal, Pakistan’s high and center order crumbled.
De Klerk was once more instrumental, first bowling Bismah Maroof after which trapping Ameen lbw in back-to-back overs.
Mlaba was subsequent to strike as she received via Dar’s defence subsequent over after which despatched Muneeba Ali packing 4 overs later.
Riaz offered some resistance, as she and Sidra Nawaz added 42 runs for the sixth wicket, however as soon as Mlaba had Nawaz nicking off, it was throughout for Pakistan.
Riaz was stranded on 49 as she ran out of companions, with Hani and Baig run out and Sandhu turning into de Klerk’s third sufferer. Delmi Tucker, taking part in her fourth ODI, wrapped up the win by trapping Fatima in entrance.
Abhimanyu Bose is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo