South Africa locked horns with Scotland in match no. 11 of the inaugural U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday (January 10) at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
Scotland won the toss and opted to field first. South Africa struggled with the bat and were restricted to a below-par total of 112 for the loss of 7 wickets. Kyla Reyneke was the only batter for Porteas to score a fifty. On the other hand, Katherine Fraser picked up three wickets for Scotland and gave away just 25 runs in her quota of 4 overs.
In reply, Scotland failed to chase the set target and were bundled out for just 68 runs in 17 overs. Madison Landsman shined for South Africa as she took a hat-trick and ended with impressive figures of 4/12 in her four overs.
Landsman was brought back into the attack in the 15th over when Scotland were 43/5. The leg-spinner on the second ball dismissed Maryam Faisal, who tried to smash the short-length slower ball but top-edged it to wicket-keeper Karabo Meso.
The second wicket for Landsman came in the form of Niamh Muir as the latter played straight into the lap of South Africa captain Oluhle Siyo.
Siyo at first fumbled but completed the catch on the second attempt. The 18-year-old then bowled a slower delivery, straight onto the stumps. Orla Montgomery shuffled and tried to hit the ball towards the short-fine leg but missed it completely and was cleaned up.
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With this Landsman became the first in the U-19 Women’s World Cup history to register a hat-trick.
South Africa are placed in the Group D of the ongoing tournament and have moved up to the second spot following their win against Scotland. Meanwhile, India sits at the top of the group.