Van Niekerk maiden century guides Proteas Women to victory against Sri Lanka in Potchefstroom

Proteas Women’s captain Dane van Niekerk conceded that their seven run win against Sri Lanka in their One Day International playeds at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom didn’t come easy and gave credit to her death bowlers for winning the game for them. The Proteas had lost the toss and were made to bat posting 225 for 7 and they were able to restrict the visitors to 218 for 9. Van Niekerk says the win is important for her team as they take a one nil lead in the three match series. Van Niekerk believes that they have taken their winning form from a series whitewash in the T20 into the ODI’s and has urged her batters to put up their hands by posting high scores. Van Niekerk scored her maiden century as she struck 102 runs from 117 balls which included 5 fours and a six. The Proteas skipper says all she wants to do is contribute and do well for the team.