South Africa Eyes Historic Women’s ODI Series Win Over Australia in Decider

South Africa’s women’s cricket team eyes historic Women’s ODI series win over Australia in a thrilling decider.

South Africa’s women’s cricket team is on the cusp of making history with a potential series win over Australia, expressed all-rounder Eliz-Mari Marx. After securing a landmark victory against the hosts in the second ODI at North Sydney Oval, the series is leveled at 1-1, setting the stage for an intense decider in the multi-format tour.

Reflecting on their historic win, Eliz-Mari emphasized the team’s excitement and determination heading into the decisive ODI. With points distributed 6-4 in favor of the hosts in the multi-format tour, South Africa aims to clinch the ODI series, adding another chapter to their success.

“We were happy about that historic win in Australia. Leading up to this last ODI, I think we are all excited. Yes, 100%. It is not done. There’s one game to play, and I think it’s all to play for. If we as a team can stick to what we did the previous match, we can go and win the series,” said Eliz-Mari to reporters ahead of the match.

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She praised the bowling unit for their role in the memorable second ODI victory, highlighting the execution of their plans. With the pitch offering assistance to seam bowlers, Eliz-Mari emphasized the importance of maintaining line and length for success.

The pivotal performance in the second ODI came from fast-bowling all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, who earned the Player of the Match title. Eliz-Mari commended Kapp as a world-class player and expressed her aspiration to contribute similarly to the team’s success.

South Africa not only seeks their first-ever series win against Australia but also aims to extend their unbeaten record in 50-over games for the 2023/24 season. Additionally, they target progress towards qualification for the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup 2025 through the ICC Women’s Championship (2022-25), currently sharing the top spot with Australia on points (20).

-IANS