DOHA - South Africa Women reiterated their dominance on the day by completing a comfortable win against Pakistan Women in what was a dress-rehearsal of the final. Choosing to bowl on winning the toss for the second time on the day, South Africa made early inroads into the Pakistan batting line-up. Moseline Daniels struck in the first over to remove opener Marina Iqbal and Pakistan's boat was further rocked as they lost their Player of the Match in their previous outing, Nain Abidi, in the second over. Nida Dar hit the only six of the match, but she could only add 17 before being dismissed. 18-year-old legspinner Sune Luus then tightened South Africa's grip with a couple of strikes in a stifling spell. Pakistan's only resistance came through Nahida Khan, who scored 33, and that lifted them to their eventual score of 96.

But the total didn't challenge South Africa. Despite losing Trisha Chetty early, South Africa made confident progress, with Mignon du Preez and Lizelle Lee adding 60 for the second wicket. Lee scored a patiend 30, but du Preez maintained brisk pace, scoring 38 in 34 balls with the help of four boundaries. Both batsmen were dismissed, but Marizanne Kapp ensured there were no further hiccups as South Africa strolled to the target in the last over. "It's been a long day, but very rewarding for our team," Mignon du Preez said. "I'm so proud of the professionalism that the team displayed today. Everyone put their hand up, whether they were playing or not and everyone contributed to the success of the day."

BRIEF SCORES: Pakistan VS South Africa: South Africa Women 97 for 3 (Du Preez 38) beat Pakistan Women 96 (Nahida 33, Daniels 3-17) by seven wickets.

South Africa VS Ireland: South Africa Women 102 for 1 (Lee 53) beat Ireland Women 101 for 7 (Joyce 47, Shillington 25) by nine wickets.