SA woman crick­eter hits 160 of team’s 169 runs; 9 are ex­tras


Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - Live - - FRONT PAGE - Sid­dharth Vish­wanathan

NEW DELHI: An un­par­al­leled show of dom­i­nance has oc­curred in cricket. An un­der-19 game in South Africa saw a sin­gle player — Sha­nia Lee-Swart — scor­ing all the runs, lead­ing her team to vic­tory. The un­der-19 women’s match be­tween Mpumalanga and Easterns in Pre­to­ria saw LeeSwart smash 160 out of 169 runs for Mpumalanga. The rest scored 0.Ex­traswerethenextbestscor­ers with nine.

Mpumalanga chose to bat and wer­ere­ducedto19/3butLee-Swart shared a 50-run part­ner­ship with Yonella Vel­lolo to re­vive the in­nings. But Mpumalanga once again stut­tered as they were re­ducedto108/8.How­ever,a61-run part­ner­ship was strung be­tween Swart and Ni­cholate Phiri as they ended on 169/8. Swart‘s con­tri­bu­tion amounted to 95 per­cent of the team’s to­tal, which is com­fort­ably the high­est in any for­mat.

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