Reyneke batting and Landsman hat-trick help South Africa hold their nerve to beat Scotland - ICC Cricket

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Kayla Reyneke’s all-round show was cardinal to keeping hosts, South Africa, successful the moving to get retired of the radical stages

Kayla Reyneke’s all-round show was cardinal to keeping hosts, South Africa, successful the moving to get retired of the radical stages of the ICC Under19 Women’s T20 World Cup, pursuing a hard fought 44-run triumph implicit Group A opponents Scotland. Her teammate, Madison Landsman, took the archetypal hat-trick of the tourney to assistance accelerate the triumph successful the end.

Reyneke archetypal helped the South Africans people a full which gave their bowlers thing to vessel to, having travel successful astatine 18/2 and gone connected to top-score with 53 disconnected 49 balls (five fours, 1 six).

South Africa had made a hash of things aft being inserted by the Scots connected the aforesaid Willowmoore Park transportation connected which India had scored the tournament’s archetypal 200-run innings earlier successful the day. While they besides would person batted, the location squad recovered themselves successful occupation with their people connected 43/6 halfway done the innings.

A drastic rebuild was needed if they were to station 3 figures for a semblance of scoreboard unit for the absorption and beryllium 1 of the apical 3 teams to beforehand retired of the radical stages. Enter Reyneke and Jenna Evans with a concern that came to South Africa’s rescue.

Batting unneurotic for each but 1 shot of the remaining 10 overs, the 2 counter-attacked with a 67-run concern which helped the location broadside to a full of 112/7, Evans’ unbeaten sound of 22 coming disconnected 29 deliveries (two fours).

That was lone fractional the occupation done however, arsenic South Africa would person inactive been reasoning astir the wayward bowling successful their tourney opener against India that made a people of 167 look similar airy work.

As it turned out, the hosts were good up for it today, with Jemma Botha (2/13 disconnected 4 overs) – successful for Nthabiseng Nini – mounting the code with an aggravated and close opening spell from astir the wicket which besides saw her trap opener Ailsa Lister successful beforehand for the archetypal wicket.

Off-spinner Reyneke (1/11) bowled good successful tandem with leg-spinner Seshnie Naidu (2/11) –whose wickets were courtesy of 2 large diving catches by Simone Lourens astatine midwicket – with Madison Landsman cleaning up by taking the champion figures of 4/16 arsenic Scotland unravelled to 68 each out.

Not lone was the South African bowling improved each circular from their lucifer against India, but they were good backed up by an adjacent amended fielding show arsenic well.

Scores successful brief:

Toss: Scotland, who elected to bowl.

South Africa 112 for 7 successful 20 overs (Kayla Reyneke 53, Jenna Evans 22 not out, Katherine Fraser 3 for 25, Niamh Robertson-Jack 2 for 12)

Scotland 68 each retired successful 17 overs (Emma Walsingham 17, Nayma Seikh 12, Madison Landsman 4 for 16, Jemma Botha 2 for 13)

South Africa won by 44 runs.

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