South Africa national women's cricket team
The South Africa national women’s cricket team represents South Africa in the International Women’s Cricket. The team played its first recorded match on 2nd December 1960 against England at Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is one of the oldest women’s cricket teams in the world.
The team is governed by the Cricket South Africa. The team is currently being captained by Crizelda Britz. Both the men’s and women’s cricket teams from South Africa remained aloof from International cricket and played their last match in 1972 after which they were missing from the International circuit for 35 years. The team did not participate in the Women’s World Cups until 1993 and played their first World Cup in 1997 which was held in India and played till the Quarter Finals. In the 2000 World Cup the women’s team reached the Semi Finals of the competition and bettered their performance. In 2005, the Women’s World Cup was hosted by South Africa, however they did not live up to the excitement and finished 7th.
The team plays One day and Test matches and has a highest score of 316 runs against England in Test Cricket and 258 runs for 7 wickets against the Pakistan women’s team in One Day Cricket. In a total of 59 One day International matches, the team has won 23 matches and lost 32 matches. They have not won any matches and lost 4 matches in a total of 10 test matches that they have played.
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