Daleen Terblanche

Born on 19th October 1969, in Pretoria, Transvaal, is former Test, ODI and T29 International player for South Africa, Magdalena Terblanche.

A right hand batter and wicket keeper, Daleen made her international debut for South Africa in an ODI against Ireland at Belfast on August 5th 1997. She scored 28 runs batting at number six and took one catch. It was the beginning of a career that would last just over a decade. The ODI format was the most dominant in the 1990s and it is of no surprise that it is the format most played by Daleen.

In her 61 matches for South Africa she scored 1256 runs at 23.69 with a top score of 114 not out against the Netherlands on the 4th August 2007. It was the highest score by a South African in an ODI, a record broken the following day by team mate Johmari Logtenberg. And it was by this time that she was playing purely as a batter, having passed on the gloves to a young Trisha Chetty.

Continuing with the ODI format, Daleen played in three World Cup tournaments, in 1997, 2000 and at home in 2005.

In March 2002 Daleen made her Test debut when South Africa took on India at BOE Park in Paarl. It wasn’t a happy match, the home team trounced by India by 10 wickets. Two more Tests against England in 2003, losing 1-0 before triumph against the Netherlands in Rotterdam in 2007 where Daleen made her highest score of 83, opening the batting and guiding South Africa to a total that would eventually see them win the Test.

Daleen played just two T20 International matches for South Africa, playing as a batter only, scoring 37 in her debut against Ireland in 2008.

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