Australia got off to a good start, and after taking three quick wickets, the South African team was under “run-rate” pressure but South African opener Laura Wolvaardt turned the tables for her team, breaking Australia’s dominance in a matter of minutes. Laura took command, and her constant barrage of sixes and fours completely changed the game. Laura successfully lifted her bat with an epic fifty.
Australian pacer Schutt gave the yellow the much needed comeback after sending off in-form Wolvaardt back to pavilion.
Wolvaardt gets up and walks away after a good knock. This was far too crowded to be slogging across the finish line on one knee. Schutt uses her wide angle to her advantage. Wolvaardt was hit on the back thigh pad after missing. The impact plumb is in front of the middle, and the ball-tracker indicates a hitting leg stump. A devastating blow for South Africa. They’ve lost their set batter, and Chloe Tryon’s timing at the other end is still off.