British celebrate a century against Sri Lanka


Tazmin Brits hit the second century of her ODI career, but the match between the Protea women’s cricket team and Sri Lanka ended in a draw in East London.

South Africa scored 270/6 in 50 overs, but the visitors’ batting effort was limited to just 6.5 overs before rain cut play short.

The 33-year-old Brit hit 12 fours in her innings of 116 runs and she enjoyed an opening partnership of 94 runs with Laura Wolvaardt.

She and Anneke Bosch then hit 70 runs for the second wicket, after which Nadine de Klerk put in the long leg to give the Protea score a boost.

The 33-year-old Briton earlier played a bar shot in South Africa’s first T20 victory against Australia.

She then smashed 41 runs from just 28 deliveries to lay an aggressive foundation for the Proteas’ successful run chase.

The next match between the Proteas and Sri Lanka will be decided in Kimberley on Saturday.

  • Summary of the scorecard:

Proteas 270/6 in 50 overs: Tazmin Brits 116, Laura Wolvaardt 41 and Oshadi Ranasinghe 2/42.

Sri Lanka 23/0 in 6.5 overs: Chamari Athapaththu 12*.