Kapp helps S. Africa crush Pakistan

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Marizanne Kapp.— PHOTO: PTI
Marizanne Kapp.— PHOTO: PTI

An all-round performance by Marizanne Kapp (102 not out and three for 18) helped South Africa crush Pakistan by 126 runs in its last league match and qualify for the Super Six stage of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Tuesday.

South Africa rode on Kapp’s unbeaten 150-ball 102 to post 207 for five in 50 overs after electing to bat and then shot out Pakistan for a paltry 81 in 29.4 overs to finish the league with two points from three games. Pakistan remained winless in the tournament after having lost its other two Group ‘B’ games against Australia and New Zealand. Kapp also contributed with the ball, picking up three key Pakistan wickets for 18 runs.

Record stand

Kapp, who scored her maiden century, was involved in a record century-plus stand for the unconquered sixth wicket with Dane van Niekerk (55 n.o., 77b) after South Africa was tottering at 79 for five in 23.5 overs. Pakistan started off its chase on a shaky note and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.

All the five South African bowlers found themselves among wickets with Kapp, bowling medium-pace, emerging the most successful bowler.

The scores: South Africa 207 for five in 50 overs (Marizanne Kapp 102 n.o., Dane van Niekerk 55 n.o.) bt Pakistan 81 in 29.4 overs (Kapp three for 18). — PTI

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