Ayabonga Khaka, Marizanne Kapp secure series for South Africa women | Cricket

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South Africa women 72 for 1 (Lee 44*) beat Bangladesh women 71 (Sultana 33*, Khaka 3-16, Kapp 2-14) by nine wickets

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Bangladesh women are yet to bat out 50 overs on tour in South Africa. On Wednesday, they were bowled out for their second sub-100 score as the dominant hosts, riding on an unbeaten 51-ball 44 from Lizelle Lee, cruised past the target of 72 in just 14.4 overs. This gave South Africa an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five ODI series.

Barring Nigar Sultana, who occupied the crease for 122 minutes to make an unbeaten 97-ball 33, none of the other Bangladesh batsmen made much of an impression. Panna Ghosh’s 12 at No. 8 was the second-highest score of the innings that lasted 36.5 overs.

The top four were blown away inside four overs by the new-ball pair of Ayabonga Khaka and Marizanne Kapp, who picked up two wickets apiece in their first spell. The 19-run stand that followed between Fahima Khatun and Sultana was the highest of the innings.

Khaka, who was in line to record her ODI best, finished with her second successive three-for, while Kapp didn’t add to her first-spell tally. There was a wicket apiece for Masabata Klaas, Chloe Tryon, Zintle Mali and Raisibe Ntozakhe.

Bangladesh struck in the seventh over when left-arm spinner Nahida Akhter removed Andrie Steyn, but that would be their only consolation on the field. Chetty would finish 15 not out to Lee’s 44 that contained five fours and a six.

The fourth ODI will also be played in Kimberley on Saturday.

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