CAPE TOWN: A 96-run partnership between Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp helped South Africa to an eight-wicket win in the second Women’s Twenty20 International against Pakistan.
After Bismah Maroof scored her second consecutive half-century to help Pakistan to 128/5, Lee and Kapp took control for South Africa to help the hosts level the five-match series at 1-1.
Maroof, Pakistan’s skipper, continued her strong run by top-scoring for her side with 63 not out – following on from her unbeaten 53 in the first T20I – to anchor the innings after she won the toss and chose to bat.
Her innings comprised nine fours as she compiled nearly half of Pakistan’s score, helping the visitors finish on 128/5.
Javeria Rauf (16) and Umaima Sohail (23) put on 36 for the first wicket, before Maroof entered the fray. Aliya Riaz was present with Maroof for the biggest partnership of the innings, as the pair put on 49 for the fourth wicket from 37 balls, with Riaz contributing 13 from 14 balls.