Daniels picks up three wickets as Pakistan fail to fight back after being bowled out for 96
Sent in, Pakistan was bowled out for 96 in 20 overs with Moseline Daniels returning figures of 3 for 17. South Africa, powered by a 60-run stand between Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez, overhauled the target with five balls to spare.
Pakistan lost both its openers within the first two overs with only six runs on the board. Nida Dar and Nahida Khan then got together for a 25-run stand for the third wicket. Suné Luus picked up two quick wickets -- Qanita Jalil’s and captain Sana Mir’s – to leave Pakistan struggling at 53 for 5.
Nahida held one end up but wickets fell at the other end at regular intervals. She put on 35 runs with Sidra Ameen for the sixth wicket before Daniels ended her defiant 33-run knock in the 17th over, following which Pakistan could only add another eight runs before being bowled out for 96.
Chasing 97, Lee and captain du Preez shared a match-winning 60-run stand for the second wicket after Trisha Cherry was trapped in front by Sadia Yousuf in the second over. Du Preez was stumped on 38 off Sana Mir with South Africa needing 35 to win.
Lee and Marizanne Kapp almost took the team home before Lee was dismissed for a patient 60-ball 30, just four runs shy of victory. Kapp remained unbeaten on 21 as South Africa registered its third win of the tournament.
South Africa Women will play Pakistan Women at the same venue in the final on January 24.