On Sunday at Kingsmead in Durban, Marizanne Kapp again underlined her value as South Africa’s best all-round women’s cricketer in the third ODI against New Zealand, but this time she could not get her teammates over the finish line.
The Proteas nevertheless won the series 2 – 1, although the Kiwis won the rain-shortened third match by six wickets.
South Africa won the first match in Pietermaritzburg by four wickets and followed it up with a seven wicket victory.
On Sunday, Kapp played the anchor role in the Proteas’ innings with 72 runs (73 balls, 7×4) in 44.3 overs, but apart from Chloe Tryon (25) and Laura Wolvaardt (24) the Proteas could only score 209 runs on Sunday. come out.
New Zealand, thanks to Amelia Kerr’s brilliant innings of 100* and Brooke Halliday’s 37*, overtook the target (210/6) with six balls to spare.
Kerr received 113 balls and hit 13 fours.
Kapp, who scored innings of 27 and 45* in the first two ODIs, scored her 12th fifty.
The home team were in a pinch at 67/4 in the 18th over with opening batsman Tazmin Brits (12), Anneke Bosch (7), Suné Luus (5) and Wolvaardt (24) all back in the pavilion.
But Kapp and Tryon (25) got South Africa’s innings back on track with 58 runs for the fifth wicket.
Kapp is now the current national team’s second leading run-scorer in one-day cricket with 2,661 runs.
She played in 135 games (83 innings) and boasts a batting average of 32.45 runs per inning.
She bowled just three overs in New Zealand’s innings on Sunday before leaving the field with a feeling of unwellness.
This caught the bowling attack off guard as Masabata Klaas (1/51), Nonkuleleko Mlaba (2/41) and Tryon (in her 100th ODI) got through.