EASTERN Province all-rounder Marizanne Kapp's hat-trick handed the Proteas Women's side a nine-wicket win in the second T20 International against Bangladesh at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom on Saturday.
And yesterday she continued her good form with a knock of 24 not out and bowling figures of 2/20 as the home side (109/4) took the final game by three runs (Bangladesh 106/4) to win the three-match series 3-0.
"Winning the series is a great way for us to start the season," Kapp, the recently crowned Cricket South Africa women's player of the year, said. "We haven't played a lot of cricket together in the off-season so it was important for us to start this series off positively."
Kapp was named the player of the match for her figures of 4/6 after the Proteas restricted the visitors to another total below 100 on Saturday. Bangladesh batted with intent after electing to take first strike, but were unable to counter an improved bowling performance from South Africa.
The first of Kapp's victims was Bangladesh captain Fargana Hoque (4), who top-edged to Dane van Niekerk at slip. Kapp achieved her milestone in the 19th over when she had Rumana Ahmed caught behind for a duck, and bowled Ritu Moni and Fahima Khatun with successive deliveries.
"I stuck to my plan and that really paid off for me," Kapp said. "My game plan was to bowl line and length, and that came off." – Sapa