Welcome to Sportstar's live coverage of the 2022 ODI Women's World Cup [CWC 2022]. This is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan bringing you the latest from the WC game between Bangladesh and South Africa in Dunedin on Saturday.
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Ayabonga Khaka (Player of the Match): I didn't think much (about the milestone). I take it as it comes. I tried to do my job as much as I can. I don't stress about the past, I always focus on the future. This game is done, I am going to focus on the next one. We couldn't wait to go in the middle and do the job for the team and we did it. I try to hit my line and length.
Bangladesh bowled well as a unit and put us under pressure. They need to learn a lot but they're going to play well in the games to come.
Sune Luus (winning captain): Some nervous moments but we have some experienced players who know how to handle these situations and they came good for us. Our bowlers did well to defend the total . We are proud of Ayabonga Khaka, she is our golden arm at the moment. Ismail, Kapp and Khaka complemented each other. We never really got a start with the bat. We never really got going or got those partnerships. The way Kapp and Tryon batted to get us over 200 was brilliant. We are going to get bigger scores in the next games. "Take the points and get going," was Kapp's message to the team after the game. We didn't play to our full potential today. We will look to do better. Hopefully Lizelle Lee will be back for the next game.
Nigar Sultana Joty (losing captain): The injury still hurts, didn't feel anything during the match, should be fine tomorrow. It was our best opportunity to win if we had done well in the batting. Our openers had a great start but we lost many wickets in the middle overs. I thought we needed a good partnership till the 45th over. Ritu Moni and I discussed that if we can play till the end the result would be different. We are here to cheer up our fans, who are waiting for a win. We are not going to disappoint them in the next match.
Wondering where Lizelle Lee is?
Lee was ruled out of the team's opening match of the ODI World Cup against Bangladesh as she is currently serving a mandatory pre-tournament quarantine at the New Zealand government's Managed Quarantine and Isolation (MIQ) facility. This is after a pre-arranged delayed arrival in the country following the birth of her first child. Many congratulations to Lizelle and Tanjya.
The other big name missing is Dane Van Niekerk. A freak injury ruined the South Africa captain's World Cup plans, with a fractured ankle ruling the allrounder out of the tournament.
Van Niekerk sustained the injury to her left ankle when she slipped on a wet surface at her home in Eastern Cape, and while she will not require surgery at this stage, she will be sidelined for at least three months. Broadcasters say she sustained the injury while trying to feed her pet.
BAN: Shamima Sultana (wk), Sharmin Akhter, Farghana Hoque, Nigar Sultana (C), Rumana Ahmed, Murshida Khatun, Ritu Moni, Salma Khatun, Nahida Akter, Fariha Trisna, Jahanara Alam.
SA: Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (C), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka.
Toss: Bangladesh have won the toss and choose to bowl first.
BANGLADESH: Nigar Sultana (c), Salma Khatun, Rumana Ahmed, Fargana Hoque, Jahanara Alam, Shamima Sultana, Fahima Khatun, Ritu Moni, Murshida Khatun, Nahida Akter, Sharmin Akhter, Lata Mondal, Sobhana Mostary, Fariha Trisna, Suraiya Azmin
Travelling Reserves: Nuzhat Tasnia, Sanjida Akter
SOUTH AFRICA: Sune Luus (c), Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Masabata Klaas, Lizelle Lee, Tumi Sekhukhune, Trisha Chetty (wk)
Traveling reserves: Raisibe Ntozakhe, Nadine de Klerk, Andrie Steyn
How have the teams fared in the World Cup so far:
SA: South Africa have not yet contested an ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Final but have twice made the last four, in 2000 and 2017.
The competition four years ago saw the Proteas boast both the top and second-leading wicket-takers in Dane van Niekerk (15) and Marizanne Kapp (13).
BAN: Bangladesh are yet to make an appearance at the tournament but have several players who could add their name to competition folklore in 2022.
Captain Nigar Sultana is among them while Rumana Ahmed has shone with bat and ball in the ODI arena in recent years.
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Recap of M1 - West Indies beat New Zealand by 3 runs.
- NZ won toss, put WI in to bat
- WI posted 259/9 in 50 overs; Hayley Matthews scored 119 -her maiden WC ton
- Lea Tahuhu, after being expensive early on, finished with 3 wickets
- Windies controlled the chase well, keeping an eye on the run rate
- Sophie Devine led the chase, scored 108, ably supported by Amy Satterthwaite and then Katey Martin
- Anisa Mohammed became first spinner to get 300 international wickets in women's cricket; Devine crossed 3000 ODI run-milestone.
- NZ looked set to chase the target down with Martin and Jess Kerr
- Deandra Dottin, who has not bowled in her last 9 ODIs, volunteered to handle the final over and took two wickets and effected a run out to bowl out NZ
- Windies begin their WC campaign with a win over the host. Upset
- Player of the match: Hayley Matthews
3 AM: Hello everyone! The 12th edition of the Women's Cricket World Cup is finally underway in New Zealand. The tournament which was initially scheduled to be played in February - March 2021, was postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Match #2 will see WC debutant Bangladesh get their campaigns started against a strong South African side.
Where to watch - Live Streaming details
The ICC Women's ODI World Cup will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.