Lizelle Lee becomes at her brutal excellent as her century noticed South Africa to a tournament report total and a 113-run win over Thailand in their Group B sport at the Manuka Oval inside the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup on Friday.
Lee took the Thai attack aside with the T20 World Cup”s 5th ton and 88 of her one hundred, and one runs got here from obstacles as the Proteas published 195/3, the highest team overall within the tournament”s history.
With Sornarrin Tippoch”s debutants slipping to 82 all out, South Africa strengthened their grip on Group B as they face Pakistan on Sunday with the semi-finals insight.
Thailand has a knack of taking early wickets and was proficient one while Dane van Niekerk (2) patted Ratanporn Padunglerd”s full toss to mid-on.
Lee, tenth in the ICC T20I Batting Rankings, dominated the scoring and slog-swept Onnicha Kamchomphu for a 75-metre six.
Thailand used seven specific bowlers internal nine overs, but none should face up to Lee”s assault as she reached 50 from 35 balls with an instantly six.
Sune Luus, offering in her fourth T20 World Cup, batted at the undercard however still swung Chanida Sutthiruang”s full toss for six over the first-class-leg boundary.
Lee had come in without a half-century in 9 international innings however glided toward a century in fifty-nine balls, showing her touch with a late cut for four earlier than mentioning a ton fittingly with a 4.
No faster had she raised her bat to salute a jubilant South Africa dugout than she chipped a capture lower back to Suleeporn Naomi to end the partnership on 131.
Luus ticked to her fourth T20I fifty, and Chloe Tryon carted Tippoch over the leg-aspect fence twice in a penultimate over that value 20, lifting her aspect to a report general.
In the chase, it didn’t take long for Thailand to lose their first wicket as Natthakan Chantam become run out through a beautiful throw from keeper Trisha Chetty.
Ismail tore the Thai order asunder, beating Nannapat Khoncharoenkai after which Naruemol Chaiwai for sheer pace in successive balls to complete a crew hat-trick.
Tippoch and Nattaya Boochatham played out two maidens before a world-class trap from Laura Wolvaardt at mid-wicket accounted for the Thailand captain.
Kamchomphu led alone resistance, taking Ayabonga Khaka for lower back-to-returned boundaries and placing Thailand”s first six on the Women’s T20 World Cup off Van Niekerk.