South Africa v Australia: Head-to-Head in Women’s ODI World Cup
Match No. 21 of the double-header Tuesday will witness two unbeaten teams of the 2022 World Cup till now- Australia and South Africa competing against each other, 3:30 AM (IST) onwards. While Australia has already booked their Semi-Finals berth, the Momentum Proteas will be looking forward to getting their spot booked too.
ODIs Played between South Africa & Australia: 14 (7 in the World Cup)
Australia: 13 (7 in the World Cup)
Let’s have a glimpse of the 7-0 lead Australia has over South Africa in Women’s ODI World Cup matches:
1997 Women’s World Cup (December 12)
Belinda Clark’s unbeaten knock of 93 alongside Joanne Broadbent’s unbeaten 61 gave Australia a comfortable 10 wicket win in their first ODI World Cup match against South Africa. The Aussies chased down the target of 164 in just 28.5 overs.
2000 Women’s World Cup (December 13)
Karen Rolton’s smashing knock of unbeaten 107 off just 67 deliveries alongside then Skipper Belinda Clark’s 49* gave Australia yet another comfortable victory over South Africa after being asked to chase down the target of 170. The Aussies won the match by 9 wickets with 150 balls to spare.
2000 Women’s World Cup (December 18)
Competing for a place in the Finals of the 2000 World Cup, South Africa posted a target of 181 for the Aussies. It was an easy run to the Finals for them as they got to the target in 31.2 overs winning by 9 wickets after an unbeaten 91* (97) from Lisa Keightley, with Belinda Clark contributing once again with her score of 75.
2005 Women’s World Cup (March 28)
After being asked to bat first, Lisa Keightley’s 103 took Australia to the big total of 256/5 in their 50 overs and a good performance by their bowlers, each one getting at least a wicket, restricted South Africa 98 runs short of the target. Karen Rolton bowled an impressive spell of 6 overs conceding 9 runs taking a wicket and a maiden after scoring 46 with the bat too.
2009 Women’s World Cup (March 10)
In another high scoring contest, Shelley Nitschke’s player-of-the-match all-round performance, contributing 87 runs to Australia’s total of 258 before taking 3 wickets with the ball gave the Aussies 61 runs win over South Africa.
2013 Women’s World Cup (February 3)
South Africa was restricted at 188/9 by the strong Australian bowling attack that displayed a complete team performance, winning by 3 wickets (with 26 balls to spare). The star of the match was Rachael Haynes for her 83 (!08) with the bat and 1/6 in 2 overs with the ball.
2017 Women’s World Cup (July 15)
In a high scoring match, Sune Luus’ brilliance with the ball, taking a 5-wicket haul helped South Africa bowled out Australia but not before they put up a target of 270 for them in a match that saw 4 50+ scores- Mooney’s 53 (58), Bolton’s 79 (87), Perry’s 55 (58) and Wolvaardt’s 71 (94). However, in return, the Proteas were bowled out 59 runs short of the target with Perry being adjudged as the Player of the Match after her 2/47 with the ball as well
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