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South Africa Women Dominate ODI Series

The combined efforts of South Africa bowlers restricted the West Indies women to 157, which helped the visitors romp to an eight -wicket win in the third One Day International (ODI) at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Grounds in Antigua, on Monday 13th September 2021.

This means that South Africa goes 3-0 up in the five-match series.

(L-R) Deandra Dotting top scored for the West Indies, Qiana Joseph picked up 2 for 24. (Photo: GI/ CWI)
(L-R) Deandra Dotting top scored for the West Indies, Qiana Joseph picked up 2 for 24. (Photo: GI/ CWI)

The West Indies women was a shadow of themselves compared to the previous two games. South Africa’s captain Lizelle Lee won the toss and asked  the host to take first knock, reducing the host to 9 for 2.

Shabnim Ismail and Marizanne Kapp picked up the wickets of Hayley Matthews for 2 and Chedean Nation for 1. Vice-Captain Deandra Dottin and Rashada Williams then put up a fight with a 77-runs stand inside 24 overs, with Williams scoring 37. The partnership ended when Williams was caught by substitute T. Brits bowled Shabnim Ismail. Sune Luus and Marizanne then combined to run through the rest of the batting order, as West Indies fell from 141 for 6 in 43.2 overs to 157 all out in 48.4 overs.

Kycia Knights 6, Shabika Gajnabi 0, Qiana Joseph 8, Deandra Dottin 71, Shakera Selman 2, Karishma Ramharack 0, Anisa Mohammed 9 and Shamilla Connell 1 not out.

Shabnim Ismail finished with figures of 3 for 31 in 10 overs, Ayabonga Khaka 2 for 22, Sune Luus 2 for 25 and Marizanne Kapp 1 for 30.

(L-R) South Africa captain Lizelle Lee top scored with 78 not out, Laura Wolvaardt acknowledges her half century and Shabnim Ismail picked up 3 for 31 (Photo: CWI/AFP/GI)
(L-R) South Africa captain Lizelle Lee top scored with 78 not out, Laura Wolvaardt acknowledges her half century and Shabnim Ismail picked up 3 for 31 (Photo: CWI/AFP/GI)

South Africa made easy work of the chase, losing just two wickets, as captain Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt put up a 122-runs stand in 28.4 overs for the first wicket before Wolvaardt was out caught by Kycia Knight for 53 off the bowling of Qiana Joseph.

Joseph went on to picked up her second wicket when she bowled Sune Luus for 2, picking up her second wicket in the process with the score at 130 after 32.4 overs.

Captain Lee remained on 78 not out which included 9 fours with Dane van Niekerk not out 18.

Qiana Joseph finished with 2 for 24 from 7.4 overs.

The two teams will face each other in the fourth ODI tomorrow (Thursday 16th), while the 5th and final match will take place on Sunday 19th.

Anthony De Beauville is The VOICE Publishing Company’s multi-award winning sports journalist. He works closely with a number of sports federations including the Department of Youth Development and Sports, the Saint Lucia Olympic Committee and other organizations.

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