Women's World Cup 2017: South Africa secure tense win over Pakistan

ICC Women's World Cup, Leicester
Pakistan 206-8 (50 overs): Nahida 79, Daniels 2-21
South Africa 207-7 (49 overs): Lee 60, Wolvaardt 51, Yousuf 2-30
South Africa won by three wickets
Scorecard; Group table

South Africa pulled off a dramatic three-wicket victory in their opening Women's World Cup match against Pakistan at Grace Road.

Pakistan posted their highest World Cup score with opener Nahida Khan (79) helping them to 206-8.

The Proteas reached 113-0 before losing five wickets for 34 runs in a frenzied spell which included three run-outs.

It was left to number nine Shabnim Ismail to strike consecutive boundaries in the 49th over to secure a win.

Pakistan, who have not won a World Cup match since 2009, face England on Tuesday, again at Leicester, while South Africa play New Zealand at Derby on Wednesday.

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