It is a must-win game for South Africa to remain alive in the series.
AUS-W vs SA-W will clash on each other in the second ODI of the three-match series on Wednesday (January 7) at the North Sydney Oval in Sydney. Australia won the first match by eight wickets.
Australia elected to bowl after winning the toss in the first ODI. Only three batters managed to make a double-digit score for South Africa. They were eventually bundled out for just 105 runs in 31.3 overs. Marizappe Kapp was the highest scorer for the team and made 50 runs off 58 deliveries before retiring hurt. Alana King was the pick of the bowlers for Australia and took three wickets for 19 runs in 4.3 overs. Kim Garth also had a decent outing with the ball and took two wickets for 18 runs in six overs.
Australia lost their first two wickets for 42 runs. Ellyse Perry and Beth Mooney ensured that no further damages were done to the innings. Mooney remained unbeaten on 52 runs off 34 deliveries and helped Australia reach the target of 106 runs in just 19 overs with eight wickets in hand. Kim was adjudged the Player of the Match.
Australia Women vs South Africa Women, 2nd ODI
Phoebe Litchfield, BL Mooney, EA Perry, TM McGrath, A Gardner, A King, KJ Garth, Alyssa Healy(C), A Sutherland, G Wareham, ML Schutt
Bench: H Graham, JL Jonassen, Darcie Brown, MM Lanning, NJ Carey, GM Harris
South Africa Women
L Wolvaardt(C), T Brits, S Luus, Anneke Bosch, M Kapp, CL Tryon, S Jafta, N de Klerk, N Mlaba, M Klaas, A Khaka
Bench: D Tucker, Tebogo Macheke, Annerie Dercksen, L Goodall, TS Sekhukhune, S Ismail, Micheala Andrews
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Weather Report: Clear Sky
Win Prediction: Australia Women
Pitch Condition: Balanced
Avg 1st Inning Score: 243
The surface at the North Sydney Oval will likely provide equal help to both batters and bowlers. The average first innings score in the last 10 matches at this venue has been 243 runs. The team winning the toss might look to chase.
Alana King AUS-W all
She picked one wicket for 12 runs in five overs in the first ODI. Gardner was the leading wicket-taker for Australia in the T20I series.
Alyssa Healy: AUS-W