It was a historic day for the South African Women’s cricket team. In the T20 series against Australia women, South Africa’s team registered their first-ever T20 win. That was an unbelievable win. The South African team performed exceptionally well. After that win, South African captain Laura Wolvaardt talked about this.
The historic Win:
South African Women’s Team created history in the second T20 international against Australia Women’s. After the first T20, both teams locked horns at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. After winning the toss, Australia Women’s team opted to bat first. While batting first. The Aussie gave a decent start. Skipper Alyssa Healy scored 29 runs in 24 balls and walked away.
Tahila McGrath was dismissed in 23 runs. Ellyse Perry got out scoring 18 runs. South African bowler Masabata Klaas bowled well. She took 2 wickets in 16 runs. De Klerk, Nonkuleko Mlba and Marizanne Kapp took 1 wocket each. They stopped the Aussies in 142 runs.
While batting in the second innings, the South African team gave a nice start. Skipper Laura Wolvaardt scored an excellent half-century and remained unbeaten. Tazmin Brits scored 41 runs in 28 balls. In the 19th over, they reached the winning total and registered their maiden win against the Australian team by 6 wickets.
Laura Wolvaardt About the Historic Win:
South Africa achieved their first victory against the other nation in women’s cricket, marking the 24th encounter between the two teams in ODIs and T20Is. This win was a significant breakthrough, as their closest previous attempt was a tied ODI in 2016.
After the maiden win, South African skipper Laura Wolvaardt opened up about this. She said, “It’s very special, obviously having never beaten them before in any format or game is something we were looking to change, and to do it in their own backyard is incredibly special.”
Later she added, “Especially just with a lot of senior players retiring in the past few years…to have this new dynamic young team just obviously beating the World Champions is something very special and something that hopefully can change our mindset. Hopefully, the voodoo is a bit broken now and we can win them on a more regular basis.”