Australia 277 for 9 (Mooney 82*, Healy 60, McGrath 44, Klaas 4-56) beat South Africa 127 (Luus 34, King 4-26, Garth 3-14, McGrath 3-23) through 110 runs (DLS way)
Rain interrupted South Africa’s chase after 14 overs and for some time appeared adore it won’t relent to permit the sport to be finished, nevertheless it resumed as a 31-over contest. South Africa instantly wanted ten an over, which proved manner past them and wickets fell in a hurry together with 3 in an over for King, who used to be a whisker clear of a hat-trick.
South Africa had made an encouraging get started after Healy received every other toss. Phoebe Litchfield’s lean collection endured when she discovered duvet, and after seven overs Australia have been held to 21 for 1 with Kapp generating a gap spell of 4-2-5-0.
Mooney, who took 13 balls to get off the mark, and McGrath constructed every other necessary stand, even if development used to be ceaselessly arduous paintings. McGrath broke the shackles with 5 consecutive limitations off Ayanda Hlubi however used to be overwhelmed through person who skidded thru from Chloe Tryon within the subsequent over. Gardner used to be then pinned lbw through Kapp to go away Australia 187 for five within the thirty seventh over.
Mooney introduced up her fifty from 71 balls and would cross on so as to add 32 from her subsequent 20 deliveries as Australia sped up within the ultimate ten overs. A brace of excellent catches – one through Wolvaardt at duvet and every other through Nadine de Klerk in her practice thru – dented Australia’s ambitions a little bit, however their general used to be given a spice up when 13 runs successfully got here from one supply. King swung an enormous complete toss from Klaas for 6 (demolishing her stumps within the procedure) after which dispatched the unfastened hit as smartly.
Wolvaardt has no longer controlled to get going within the ODIs and shortly edged Garth to first slip. On the different finish, Darcie Brown, who changed a rested Megan Schutt, used to be bowling with just right tempo and struck Brits an uncongenial blow at the wrist.
Brits fought during the ache prior to discovering deep midwicket and South Africa’s easiest hope then vanished when Kapp, who have been so inspirational in the second one sport, helped McGrath into the fingers of deep-backward square-leg.