Shabnim Ismail took her second five-wicket haul in one-day international cricket for the Proteas Women on Sunday. Photo: Muzi Ntombela, BackpagePix

Shabnim Ismail took her second ever five-wicket haul, while Raisibe Ntozakhe took an excellent 3/8 on debut to set up a convincing eight-wicket win for the Proteas Women against Zimbabwe in the quadrangular series in Potchefstroom on Sunday.

Ismail took an outstanding 5/25 in just 8.5 overs, including two maidens, to have the visitors bundled out for 78 in 26.5 overs after they elected to bat first.

Captain, Sharne Mayers top-scored with 24 from 29 deliveries as the rest of the line-up visibly struggled to hold their own against the home side.

The second-highest score was an unbeaten 42-ball 13 from Josephine Nkomo, who did her best to keep her wicket intact, but had no assistance from the rest of the lower order.

South Africa’s only disappointment with their bowling effort will be with the amount of extras conceded on the day. They yielded 20 runs, including 15 wides.

Nevertheless, the hosts began well with the bat as they embarked on what they would feel would be an attainable run-chase.

They reached the required total with 230 balls to spare and, with the exception of the lost wickets of Laura Wolvaardt (28) and Lizelle Lee (21), did so with relative ease.

South Africa will face India in their next match on Tuesday.

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