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Proteas take 1-0 lead against Sri Lanka in Kimberley ODI

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Proteas Women skipper Laura Wolvaart led from the front as the South Africans took a 1-0 lead in the One Day International series against Sri Lanka at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Saturday night.

Laura Wolvaart (right) and teammate Marizanne Kapp celebrate after steering the side to victory in Kimberley on Saturday night. Pictures Danie van der Lith

Proteas Women skipper Laura Wolvaart led from the front as the South Africans took a 1-0 lead in the One Day International series against Sri Lanka at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley on Saturday night.

Wolvaart notched up another ODI century, scoring 110 off 141 balls, as she and the ever-reliable Marizanne Kapp (77 off 84 balls) put on a 144-run partnership just a short while before the heavens opened and rain pelted down in Kimberley.

The action now moves to the JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom, when the third and final match of the series takes place on Wednesday, April 17 2024.

With the first match being rained out, the Proteas will not want to give the visitors the opportunity to level the series, and will be going all out for the win.

Scores

Sri Lanka 229 all out (49.5 overs)

Batting: Athapaththu Athapaththu 51, Welikonthage Dilhari 42, Nishanka De Silva 36; Bowling: Nadine De Klerk 3/23, Ayabonga Khaka 3/28, Nonkululeko Mlaba 2/40

South Africa 230/3 (47.4 overs)

Batting: Laura Wolvaart 110*, Marizanne Kapp 77*, Sune Luus 21; Bowling: Waliarawe Kulasuriya 1/35, Inoka Ranaweera 1/41, Oshadi Ranasinghe 1/45

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