SL-W vs SA-W : Having opted to bowl first after winning the toss, South Africa once again restricted the visitors to a mere total of 105 runs on the board. Sune Luus, who was initially not considered due to poor form & is a late inclusion to the squad, dismantled Sri Lanka’s middle and lower order with her 5-14 in 3.4 overs. M Kapp finishing with 3-17 proved out to be good support for Luus from the other end.
Coming to chase, Dane Van Niekerk and Tazmin Brits provided a steady start to side collecting 35 runs for the first wicket before Achini Kulasuriya sent back Dane Van Niekerk back on a returning catch. Siriwardene and Ranaweera then ripped through South Africa’s middle order and reduced the hosts to 97-8 but South Africa held their nerves to clinch a narrow two-wicket win to seal the series.
Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women Playing 11:
South Africa Women
Wicketkeeper: Faye Tunnicliffe
Batswomen: Tazmin Brits, N d Klerk, Lara Goodall
All-rounder: Dane van Niekerk(c), Marizanne Kapp
Bowlers: Shabnam Ismail, Sune Luus, Sarah Smith, Masabata Klaas, T Sekhukhune
Sri Lanka Women
Wicketkeeper: Anushka Sanjeewani
Batswomen: Nilakshi de Silva, Hasini Perera, Imalka Mendis
All-rounder: Chamari Attapatu (c), Shashikala Siriwardene
Bowlers: O Ranasinghe, Udeshika Prabodhani, I Ranaweera, Umesha Thimashini, Achini Kulasuriya
Sri Lanka Women vs South Africa Women Squads
South Africa Women Dane van Niekerk (c), Sune Luus, Tumi Sekhukhune, Mignon du Preez, Faye Tunnicliffe, Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Saarah Smith, Tazmin Brits, Zintle Mali, Lizelle Lee.
Sri Lanka Women Chamari Atapattu (c), Prasadani Weerakkody, Shashikala Siriwardena, Inoka Ranaweera, Tharika Sewwandi, Kavisha Dilhari, Umesha Thimashini, Udeshika Prabodhani, Anushka Sanjeewani, Achini Kulasuriya, Hasini Perera, Harshitha Madavi, Oshadi Ranasinghe, Imalka Mendis, Nilakshi De Silva.