Team SA through to Women's T20 semi-finals at African Games

Team SA through to Women's T20 semi-finals at African Games

Team South Africa secured their spot in the Women's T20 Cricket semi-finals at the 13th African Games in Accra on Sunday.

The four-wicket victory against Nigeria was largely thanks to stellar performances from spinner Seshnie Naidu and top-order batter Faye Tunnicliffe.

Team SA clinched the top spot in Group A as Naidu claimed outstanding figures of four for 13, complemented by a commendable three-for-12 return from Kayla Reyneke, restricting Nigeria to 74 all out in 18.4 overs.

Tunnicliffe showcased her prowess, smashing eight fours in a 45-run knock off 34 balls as South Africa successfully chased down the 75-run target with 5.1 overs to spare.


Elsewhere, Team SA added a further 16 medals to their tally at the African Games, with four golds, five silver and seven bronzes across various other sports.

Johanita Scholtz retained her crown in the women's Badminton singles, while adding a bronze medal with her partner Caden Kakora in the mixed doubles.

Jarred Elliott and Robert Summers also bagged bronze medals in the Badminton mixed doubles after they lost 2-0 to Nigeria.

In the men's Cycling road race, Dillon Geary finished second to claim silver before also picking up a gold for being the first under-23 male to cross the finish line on Sunday.

In the pool, Team SA bagged two golds from the mixed medley relay final as well as Simone Moll, who was part of the mixed medley team, also finished first in the women's 100m breaststroke final.

Hannah Mouton (200m freestyle), Georgia Els (100m breaststroke), Caitlin de Lange (50m butterfly), and Taylor Jonker (200m backstroke) all picked up silver medals, while Catherine van Rensburg (200m freestyle) added a bronze in the women's division.

Andrew Ross (200m freestyle), Jaydon Eaton (50m butterfly), and Helgaard Muller (200m backstroke) all took bronze in their respective men's races.

One final medal came the way of Lillian Mbena, who picked up bronze in the Women’s Wrestling freestyle 76kg division.

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