SA-W vs NZ-W, 2nd ODI: Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match between South Africa women vs New Zealand women?

South Africa take on New Zealand in the second ODI on Sunday, September 24.

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South Africa woman (SA-W) and New Zealand woman (NZ-W) lock horns in the second ODI of the three-match series at the City Oval in Pietermaritzburg, on Thursday, September 28.

Hosts South Africa woman followed up an impressive ODI series win in Pakistan with a commendable performance in the first game against the White Ferns on Sunday. After restricting New Zealand to 235/8, the home side sealed a gritty win with four wickets in hand and 17 balls to spare.

New Zealand woman got to their total on the back of half-centuries from Brooke Halliday and Hannah Rowe. Masabata Klaas was expensive but finished with a three-for, while Nadine de Klerk, who was the Player of the Series in Pakistan, impressed with figures of 2/34 in nine overs.

Proteas skipper Laura Wolvaardt scored a fighting half-century but her team needed another 125 runs when she was dismissed, with five wickets in hand. South Africa were in desperate need of a partnership and it was Nadine, who stepped up with the bat this time and stood in New Zealand's way. Chloe Tryon showcased her talent with a scintillating 71-run knock of 58 balls. She was dismissed when the scores were levelled before Nadine scored the winning run and finished unbeaten on 58 off 77 balls.

SA vs NZ Match Details:

Match: South Africa Women vs New Zealand women, 2nd ODI Match

Venue: City Oval, Pietermaritzburg

Date & Time: Thursday, September 28, 1:00 PM IST

Live Streaming Details: Sony Sports Network

Check: Live Cricket Score - SA-W vs NZ-W, 2nd ODI

SA-W vs NZ-W Pitch Report:

This is going to be the first women's ODI that will be played in Pietermaritzburg. Two men's ODI matches have been played here at this venue and the average first innings score was 218. The team winning the toss could look to bowl first to assess the nature of the pitch, which is expected to stay the same for the entirety of the match.

SA-W vs NZ-W Head-to-Head Record:

Matches - 18, South Africa - 7, New Zealand - 11 

SA-W vs NZ-W Probable Playing XI

South Africa women (SA-W):

Laura Wolvaardt (C), Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba

New Zealand women (NZ-W):

Suzie Bates, Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine (C), Maddy Green, Georgia Plimmer, Brooke Halliday, Hannah Rowe, Isabella Gaze (wk), Lea Tahuhu, Jess Kerr, Eden Carson

Probable Best Performers:

Probable Best Batter:

Suzie Bates (NZ-W)

The 36-year-old was unfortunately run out in the first game for just one run. However, she has been a consistent performer this year in white-ball cricket. Bates has loads of experience and New Zealand will hope she goes big in the do-or-die encounter.

Probable Best Bowler:

Nadine de Klerk (SA-W)

She is the in-form bowler for South Africa and her confidence is showing on the pitch. In her last four ODI appearances, Nadine has picked up 10 wickets and Wolvaardt will bank on her to stem the flow of runs in the middle overs and also take a few wickets.

Today's Match Prediction: New Zealand Women to win the match

Check Here: SA-W vs NZ-W Dream11 Prediction
Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.

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