PAK-W vs SA-W Women's World Cup Highlights: South Africa beat Pakistan by six runs in tense last-over finish

Women's World Cup 2022 PAK v SA: Get live scores, commentary and updates from the CWC 2022 game between Pakistan and South Africa in Tauranga on Friday.


Shabnim Ismail removed Sidra Ameen and Bismah Mahroof in the same over to leave Pakistan in a sticky spot chasing 224 against South Africa in a World Cup game in Tauranga on Friday.   -  AFP

Welcome to Sportstar's coverage of the 2022 ODI Women's World Cup. This is Lavanya Lakshmi Narayanan bringing you the latest from the WC game between Pakistan and South Africa in Tauranga on Friday.

Bismah Maroof:
I think we were clinical with the ball and winning key moments was critical. We have the belief that we can win but credit to their bowlers. We fought hard but the better team won. We are improving ourselves and got to believe we can beat any team. In pressure situations, it is important to stay in the present and pick the right shots.

Sune Luus: It is nerve-wracking. No game is an easy game. It is encouraging to see we can still get over the line. These two games are out of the way and we need to look at what we need to improve on. I know there's a lot of people saying that South Africa and Australia should play the finals but we don't pay attention to that. Good to say different players come to party.

Shabnim Ismail is the player of the match: 
As a strike bowler, I like to come out at the death. I told Sune that I would bowl two at the death. Happy to play in those situations. I love catches, that catch was 100 per cent mine. I don't take catches in warm-ups.

Where to improve: I think batters need to put their heads down and bat. But as long as we are getting the wins.



Playing XIs:

South Africa: Wolvaardt, Lee, Brits, Luus (c), du Preez, Kapp, Tryon, Chetty (wk), Ismail, Klaas, Khaka

Pakistan: Ameen, Khan, Mahroof (c), Sohail,  Dar,  Riaz, Sana, Baig,  Nawaz (wk), Sandhu, Fatima

Pitch report: Fresh pitch that seems to have a generous covering of grass. Seamers should be delighted!

TOSS: Pakistan opt to bowl first. Lee returns for SA, still no sign of Muneeba for Pakistan

6:00 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 #9 will see Pakistan take on South Africa.

Where to watch - Live Streaming details

The ICC Women's ODI World Cup will be broadcast on the Star Sports Network and Disney+ Hotstar.