Calcutta: South Africa romped into the semi-finals of the Women’s World T20, beating New Zealand by five wickets in Monday’s Group A match, in Sylhet.
Batting first, New Zealand were restricted to a modest 114 for eight with Marizanne Kapp taking three wickets for South Africa.
Dane van Niekerk took two. Sophie Devine came up with some sort of resistance for New Zealand, scoring 40 off 43 balls.
In another match, Pakistan defeated Ireland by 14 runs.
v New Zealand 114/8 in 20 ovs (S. Devine 40; M. Kapp 3/23). South Africa 116/5 in 19.2 ovs (M. Du Preez 51). South Africa won by 5 wkts
v Pakistan 119/6 in 20 ovs (B. Maroof 48 ..). Ireland 105 in 19.3 ovs (A. Iqbal 3/18). Pakistan won by 14 runs