Australia beat South Africa by 110 runs (DLS) in the third women’s ODI at North Sydney Oval tonight, claiming the series 2-1 and taking a 8-4 lead in the multi format series into the test match at WACA Ground in Perth next week. As the test winner gets four points, the Aussies can’t be beaten in the series even if they lose the test.
South Africa had claimed their first win in a women’s ODI at the same venue on Wednesday (by 84 runs), but this afternoon the home side came out firing, making 9/277 from 50 overs. Beth Mooney was the top scorer with 82 not out, while Alyssa Healy scored 60 and Tahlia McGrath chipped in with 44.
In reply, South Africa struggled early and were 4/69 after 14 overs when the rain fell. Play resumed 90 minutes later with the target reduced to 238 from 31 overs. Instead South Africa lost their last six wickets for 25 runs to be dismissed for 127 in the 25th over.
Great night for Australia in men’s cricket.
How was the run out that wasn’t appealed for?
The Aussies going off at the ump was pretty poor I thought. The bowler literally took the bails off then walked back to his mark - hardly anything resembling an appeal there.
West Indies claimed a consolation 37-run win in the third and final T20 match against Australia in Perth tonight, thanks to a record sixth wicket partnership of 139 between Sherfane Rutherford (64 not out from 59 balls, including 5 fours and 5 sixes) and Andre Russell (71 from 52 balls, including 4 fours and 7 sixes). This partnership helped rescue the Windies’ innings from 5/79 in the 9th over to 6/220 at the end of 20 overs.
In reply, Australia kept up the required run rate thanks mainly to David Warner (81 from 60 balls, including 9 fours and 3 sixes), however they lost three wickets for three runs in two overs including Warner’s wicket, slowing their run chase. In the end the home side could only manage 5/183 from 20 overs.
Andre Russell was named player of the match and Warner the player of the series.
Nice test match on in NZ now. SA got a small first innings lead. SA 119 ahead with 7 wickets in hand… Even though it isn’t the main team, hopefully SA can blood some good players from this experience to step up. Nothing to lose so to speak.
And the 2nd Test between India and England starts 2pm AEDST today too!
Its nice cricket is on Free to Air in NZ. That is great. I believe its pj international cricket as well, given the Sparks TV demise. I didn’t know this. I am using Foxtel.
Every match on NZ soil.
Tests and ODIs on TVNZ’s multichannel Duke, with T20s on TVNZ1.
Super Smash on Duke too.
SAF 8/55 at lunch in the women’s Test against AUS.
I don’t envy them playing in that 43 degree heat in Perth!
South Africa were eventually bowled out for 76, with Darcie Brown achieving her first five-wicket haul.
Australia lost three early wickets, but took the lead just after tea thanks to Beth Mooney and Alyssa Healy.
EDIT: Healy was unfortunately dismissed for 99, caught and bowled by Delmi Tucker, nine balls before stumps. Australia finished day one at 5/251 with a massive lead of 175.
The match in NZ is delicately poised. NZ lost a wicket on the 2nd last ball needing another 227 runs to win. I think they will still win the kiwis but well done to the players from South Africa for having a dig. I am not happy with what the SA cricket though (not fielding the best team), although South Africa does need the money from the T20 matches.
On another note I think this is the first ever women’s series with ICC appointed (or at least accredited) umpires (outside WCs). The umpires are wearing the ICC-branded “Fly Emirates” uniforms rather than blank or local board outfits.
Well looks like NZ will win. Only 52 to go with 7 wickets in hand. I like Von Berg’s style , he seems like the old hand that rocks up to club cricket bowls a bit of leg spin. He get some twirl on the bowl. Only a baby 37 years old.
I am currently watching the Australia v SA Women’s Test match and noticed that Annabelle Sutherland was dismissed for 210 off 256, 3 runs shy of Elyse Perry’s record. But what a tremendous knock by Annabelle Sutherland!
New Zealand beat South Africa by seven wickets today, thanks largely to an unbeaten 4th wicket stand of 152 between Kane Williamson (133 not out) and Will Young (60 not out). The Black Caps won the series 2-0 and Williamson was named player of the series for scoring 403 runs across the two tests.
In Perth, Annabel Sutherland’s double century (fifth Australian woman to achieve the milestone) helped her team to 9/575 declared, the highest ever innings score in women’s test cricket.
In the second innings, South Africa were in early trouble at 3/13 before Tazmin Brits and test debutant Delmi Tucker stabilised the situation with a 54-run partnership. The Proteas are 3/67 at stumps, trailing the home side by 432 runs.
The Aussie women should have scored at least one more run, to get a 500 run first innings lead.
No chance for SAF now.
Australia thrashed South Africa by an innings and 284 runs in the women’s test today, also claiming the multi format series by 12 points to 4. It was a better showing by the Proteas in their second innings, with Delmi Tucker and Chloe Tryon both making 64.
The Aussies wrapped up the match half an hour after tea, taking the final three wickets for five runs to bowl out South Africa for 215. The home side used eight bowlers with Kim Garth, Darcie Brown, Ash Gardner and Annabel Sutherland each grabbing two wickets.
Sutherland is the first women’s player (and fourth player overall) to score a double century and take five wickets or more in a test match. She was named player of the match with Beth Mooney named player of the series.
A big win for India over England in the 3rd Test in Rajkot.
Chasing a mammoth 557 for victory, England crumbled in their 2nd innings, all out for 122.
The 434 run margin was India’s biggest ever winning margin in runs.
Ravindra Jadeja was player of the match for scoring a century and taking a 5 for in the 2nd innings.
India now lead the 5 Test series 2-1.