Batting collapse gives West Indies solid victory
Chasing 108 to win, they lost nine wickets for 28 runs as Windies captain Stefanie Taylor took 4/12 in 3.4 overs to lose by 31 runs.
Put in to bat first, West Indies were rocked by the bowling prowess of Shabnim Ismail who was once again a shining light for South Africa up front returning impressive figures of 3/12 in her four-over spell. The home side were reduced to 29/4 before Kycia Knight (32) and Natasha McLean (28) put on 45 runs for the sixth wicket, guiding their side 107/7 at the end of their innings.
South Africa’s reply got off to a slow start, but they still looked set to reach their target when they were 48/2 after 11 overs. Three run outs coupled with Taylor’s four wickets saw them go from that to 76 all out, giving the hosts a famous victory with eight balls to spare. Marizanne Kapp (26) and Lizelle Lee (24) were the only batters to reach double figures.
The next two fixtures are must-wins for the Proteas if they wish to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. They take on England this Friday at 16:00 local time (22:00 CAT), followed by Bangladesh on Sunday at 20:00 (02:00 CAT on Monday, 19 November) at the same venue.
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