West Indies Women lost their final ODI by six wickets to South Africa’s Women in Johannesburg on Sunday, and with it, the series 2-1.
Scores: Windies 174 all out from 49.2 overs vs. SAW 175 for 4 from 39.5 overs.
The Windies Women won the toss and elected to bat first but only managed a paltry score of 174, all out from 49.2 overs.
Deandra Dottin started out in smashing form, but this was short-lived as she got out after scoring 36 — three-fours and a six. Kycia Knight continued her positive form with a well-made top score of 48.
However, the other batters failed to step up to the plate as only Shemaine Campbell and newcomer Mandy Mangru, with 15 each, managed to get into double figures.
Windies also suffered an early setback as captain Stafanie Taylor could not continue her innings due to head concussions.
Shabnim Ismail spearheaded the South African attack with 4-44. There were two wickets each for Ayabonga Khaka (2-25) and Chloe Tryon (2-12) from just six overs.
South Africa’s victorious chase was led by Andrie Steyn, who scored a solid 52 while Captain Sune Luus was once again among the runs with 47.
Anisa Mohammed was the best of the West Indies bowlers with 2-31 from nine overs.
In the post-match interview, West Indies Women’s Head Coach Courtney Walsh touted the grit and determination of the team, saying he was pleased with their performance.
“It was pleasing to see Deandra getting those scores and then Kycia Knight with back-to-back scores, that was very pleasing to me. Today, to have Afy back out on the park, she hasn’t played in over a year, so having her back out was something we wanted to get done on this tour. I’m very satisfied with the tour but more disappointed with the injuries we picked up. We have some time in quarantine in New Zealand so I’m hoping that in those 10 days the players can recover to 90-95% fitness, so we can start the World Cup in good stead.”
The West Indies Women depart South Africa for New Zealand to participate in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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