SPORTS DAY: Wolvaardt smashing as SA whip Pakistan

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SPORTS DAY: Wolvaardt smashing as SA whip Pakistan

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SA crush Pakistan to make T20 World Cup semis

Laura Wolvaardt smacked a crucial 53 as SA whipped Pakistan to keep their unbeaten streak intact Sunday and join India in the women’s Twenty20 World Cup semifinals. Proteas captain Dane van Niekerk won the toss and opted to bat on a slow track at the Sydney Showgrounds, with her team making a competitive 136 for six, boosted by Wolvaardt’s late fireworks. In reply Pakistan, missing captain Bismah Maroof who was ruled out of the tournament on Saturday with a broken thumb, could only manage 119 for five. SA have now won three from three in Group B – including a six-wicket humbling of England and a 113-run thumping of Thailand – to make only their second T20 semifinal following their efforts in 2014...

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