It was Alex Blackwell (above), along with Meg Lannning, that batted out until the end to steer Australia to a comfortable six-wicket win © Getty Images (File Photo)
It was Alex Blackwell (above), along with Meg Lanning, that batted out until the end to steer Australia to a comfortable six-wicket win © Getty Images (File Photo)

Australia Women batsmen Alex Blackwell played a steady knock of 42, as Australia registered a comfortable six-wicket win over South Africa Women, in the Super 10, Match 4 of the ongoing ICC Women’s World T20 2016, at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur on Friday. Although a low-scoring tie, it was a thriller as the match more or less went down to the wire. Earlier, South Africa skipper Mignon du Preez won the toss and elected to bat first, as they could mange a below par total of 102 for the loss of six wickets, courtesy of Dane van Niekerk’s 45 and Trisha Chetty’s 32, while both the teams moved in with a balanced side. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD:  Australia Women and South Africa Women, Super 10 Group A, Match 6

Australia started of the chase on a shaky note, as the lost opener Alyssa Healy for mere five by Shabnim Ismail, with just eight runs on the board in the second over. The very nest over, with a run added to the total, it was the fall of Ellyse Perry for an unfortunate duck off Marizanne Kapp, after being caught behind by Chetty, and the very next over, at the same score, it was Elyse Villani, who fell for mere four, after being bowled by Ismail. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES:  Australia Women and South Africa Women, Super 10 Group A, Match 6

However, it was followed by a 43-run stand between Blackwell and Jess Jonassenn, until the 13th over, before Jonassen fell for mere 16 to van Niekerk, after being stumped, while it was Blackwell, along with Meg Lanning, that batted out until the end to steer Australia to a comfortable six-wicket win.

Brief scores:

South Africa Women 102 for 6 in 20 Overs (Dane van Niekerk 45, Trisha Chetty 30; Lauren Cheatle 2 for 13, Ellyse Perry 2 for 13) vs Australia Women 105 for 4 in 18.3 overs (Alex Blackwell 42*; Shabnim Ismail 3 for 15) by 6 wickets.

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(Ayush Gupta is a reporter at CricketCountry. A passionate supporter of Manchester United, he idolises Roger Federer and is also a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) maniac. He can be followed on Twitter @Ayush24x7)