Marizanne Kapp and Laura Wolvaardt won by 9 wickets
By Tanushka Gain
on Sat Sep 11 2021
Led by Laura Wolvaardt’s unbeaten 71, South Africa registered a comfortable 9-wicket win against West Indies in the second one-day international on Friday (September 10). However, the victory in Antigua was set up by the bowlers. Who bundled out the hosts for 120 runs after West Indies opted to bat.
Veteran pacer Marijne Cup ensured that the hosts never found themselves in a comfortable position, trapping Hayley Matthews leg before in their first over. In his first spell, he also picked up the wickets of Kishona Knight and Deandra Dottin. Due to which West Indies were dismissed for 18 runs in the 12th over. The Chardon Nation was already in sight. And even when he hit only one boundary in 52 balls at the crease. So he revived his innings for a while in the company of wicketkeeper Kissia Knight.
However, both the batsmen were soon dismissed by Luss. Nation bowled, and Kisia was trapped before leg to trigger a collapse. Shamika Ghajnabi and Kiana Joseph shared a 28-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Trisha Chetty tricked east before Dane van Niekerk’s delivery and stumped neatly.
The South African captain was unhappy with his return having bowled five maidens. and even went on to pick up another wicket when Chinley Henry was dismissed for zero in seven balls. She finished with 2 for 14 in her 10 overs spell. The lower order resisted for a long time. But without adding much to the scoreboard. Ayabonga Khaka picked up two wickets and Karishma Ramharak found herself short of the crease for a direct hit from substitute fielder Tzmin Britts as West Indies were eventually reduced to 44.2 overs.
Chasing a low score, South Africa found itself in a bit of trouble. While opener Lizelle Lee fell for 18 runs in the eighth over. He had set the opening pace with four fours. To which Wolvaardt proceeded. The 22-year-old chose the pace of his innings. Because she was walking along in the company of a confident Laura Goodall.
None of the West Indies bowlers could do enough to take wickets or keep the scoring rate under control. Wolvaardt hit 8 fours while completing his 20th ODI half-century. An unbeaten 86-run stand for the second wicket helped South Africa secure an easy victory with 146 balls to spare.
Brief scores: West Indies 120 in 44.2 overs (Kisia Knight 22, Kiana Joseph 21; Marijane Cup 3-24, Ayabonga Khaka 2-13) lost to South Africa 121/1 in 25.4 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 71*, Laura Goodall 25 * ) by 9 wickets
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