The Proteas women are ready to bounce back after their shock, eight-wicket defeat to Pakistan in the first ICC Women’s Championship (IWC) One-Day International (ODI) on Monday. The tourists are 1-0 up with vital points still up for grabs towards both teams’ 2021 ICC Women’s World Cup direct qualification campaigns. Former captain Sana Mir (4/11) led the attack that saw South Africa bundled out for 63 runs in 22.5 overs. The hosts conceded their first-ever defeat at home to the visitors, while giving them their biggest win by balls remaining (35.2 overs). It also meat the end of their winning streak on home soil, following four back-to-back series clean sweeps against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. South Africa’s coach Hilton Moreeng said while the team are very disappointed in their performance, they have opted to put the match behind them and rather work on turning the series around.Thursday’s match gives the home side the opportunity to level the series and look towards winning it outright thereafter. With four IWC points still on offer, Moreeng believes that his team is ready to take on their next challenge on a new slate.