Nigar Sultana: We had to put on 140. But I guess we couldn’t manage runs in the powerplay. We will try and play better cricket next time. Very difficult when you are defending a small total and the fielders miss out. We will have to work on that. Marufa and Shorna have been incredible. So grateful they have come to the team and performed. They are very energetic and just wanted to perform. Thanks to the Bangladesh crowd. They are here and are always supporting us.
Sune Luus: A bit of a nervy start. But they [Wolvaardt and Brits] are world-class players. Just happy with a win and hopefully it continues in the semis. [Bowlers] They were excellent. They hit the straps, and 113 was below par on the surface, and we were confident chasing. [Qualifying for the semis at home] It is the first one in South Africa. Newlands was packed tonight, hopefully, will be for Friday’s game as well. It is a massive honor. It is an incredible feeling. We will just go home and soak it in. Newlands has been amazing tonight and hopefully, everyone is here on Friday.
Laura Wolvaardt is the Player of the Match: Taz and I were under a bit of pressure. Was a few mental innings to stay in it. We made it look a bit harder. It was a nice wicket to bat on. The bowling unit deserves this trophy. So special to play at Newlands. The way we started the innings, to make the semis is great. Feels very good. Had a very frustrating tournament so far, so this feels very good.
SA WMN vs BD WMN Highlights today, Tuesday 21-2-2023. 20th Match, Group 1 (N), Newlands, Cape Town, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Bangladesh Women, elected to bat first.
South Africa Women team: Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Anneke Bosch, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta †, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba.
Bangladesh Women team: Shamima Sultana †, Murshida Khatun, Sobhana Mostary, Nigar Sultana (c), Shorna Akter, Fargana Hoque, Nahida Akter, Lata Mondal, Fahima Khatun, Marufa Akter, Jahanara Alam.
Head to Head In T20I’s: 10
South Africa Women Won: 9
Bangladesh Women Won: 1
South Africa Women T20I Rankings: 5th
Bangladesh Women T20I Rankings: 9th
(last five completed T20I’s, most recent first)
South Africa Women LWLWNR
Bangladesh Women LLLLL
Match Timings: 5:00 PM GMT | 7:00 PM Local
Umpires – Eloise Sheridan, Sue Redfern
TV Umpire – Vrinda Rathi
Match Referee – GS Lakshmi
Reserve Umpire – N Janani
Match number – WT20I no. 1377