Trenaman ton guides Australia U19s to big win
April 15, 2018
A superb century from captain Rachel Trenaman has helped Australia Under 19s continue their winning start to the international tri-series in South Africa on Saturday.
Trenaman, the 16-year-old NSW Breakers and Sydney Thunder all-rounder, smashed 122 and claimed two wickets in a standout individual performance as Australia powered to a 120-run win against South Africa Emerging Women in Pretoria.
It followed a thrilling nine-run win against England Women’s Academy two days earlier.
Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, losing Josie Dooley (five) and Annabel Sutherland (eight) early, before Trenaman and opener Tahlia Wilson combined for a 119-run stand.
Wilson scored 76 from 95 deliveries, while Trenaman’s 122 came off just 124 deliveries, and included 16 fours.
Georgia Wareham also contributed a quick-fire 29 off just 20 deliveries, before Australia lost its last six wickets for just 19 runs to be bowled out for 280.
Odine Kirsten, who has played nine ODIs and two T20Is for South Africa, claimed 3-49.
In reply, South Africa stumbled to 5-43 inside the first 11 overs, before being bowled out for 160 in the 37th over.
Opening bowlers Tayla Vlaeminck (2-20) and Stella Campbell (2-19) both had an impact with the new ball, before Trenaman helped to wrap up the innings with 2-25.
Tazmin Brits (52) played a lone hand with the bat for South Africa.
Australia now sits on table of the table after its first two one-day matches, and will next play England in Johannesburg on Wednesday.