Chennai, March 22, 2016: In the wake of drooping to a six-wicket rout from a position of quality against Australia, the South African ladies will hope to restore their battle when they confront minnows Ireland in a Group “An” association match here on Wednesday.
In its opening match against Australia, South Africa was in a solid position with a 72-run opening stand by the thirteenth over yet oversaw just 30 more keeps running in the following seven overs. Indeed, even with the ball, the Southern Stars were tottering at nine for three preceding captain Meg Lanning and Alex Blackwell spared the day for the Aussies.
Talking about the annihilation, South Africa captain Mignon du Preez laid the fault on the batswomen. “The batting let us down (in the past match). We played an excess of dab balls. We are taking a shot at our choices of decreasing them. We need to go to a spot where we can score 130-140 all the more regularly” before including, “shielding such a low aggregate was never going to be simple.”
For Ireland, after two thrashings and poor net run rate, an elimination round billet will be a long shot however Australia’s annihilation to New Zealand has hypothetically kept the gathering alive. However the Irish go into the amusement with an additional inconvenience of not knowing the conditions here dissimilar to their rivals who had played two warm-up recreations in the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. The group will need to play out of its skin to turn around its fortunes.