Rain put hold on proceedings of 2 ODI at Bridgetown, Barbados after continuous showers after first innings of South Africa and as a result both team shared points in ICC Women’s Championship.
Earlier because of the same reason the toss was delayed and match was reduced to 43 overs affair and later to 38 overs . West Indies put South Africans to bat first . Shamilia Connell and Selman bowled some tight overs in the beginning and after taking few bowls Lizelle Lee started showing her class as she hit 2 boundaries in an over of Selman and later a six in the stands . While Connell kept on hiting good length and got Woolvardt caught behind the stumps in her 4th over. Last match hero Sune Luus came to the crease and she opened her account with a six . The partnership broke too early when Deandra Dottin got Lizelle Lee ( 22 off 29) in her first over and then Sune Luus (20 off 23 ) in her 3rd over .
These successive wickets put South Africa on backfoot but they got their experienced campaigners between the wickets Captain Dane van Niekerk and Mignon du Preez. Both build the innings steadily but Du Preez top edged one on Anisa Mohammed’s bowl and that ended her inning as well and that time Proteas were on 85 in 22 overs. One of the hardest hitter of the ball Chloe Tyron came to the strike, she took her time to settle in and then both Van Niekerk and Tyron looks to increase run rate and were taking on the spinners Anisa and Afy Fletcher. Stafanie Taylor was forced to bring herself in the attack but that didn’t went well as well. So she decided to bring medium pacers back into the attack but Van Niekerk was in no mood to stop, she hit a flat hard six over mid wicket and then another boundary in that region to bring her fifty. She got runout in the next over on 53 and then Chloe Tyron finishes the South African innings to took the total to 177 in 38 overs.
It rained again in the innings break which forced Umpires to washout the game.
And this ended South Africa’s dream to win a series against the West Indians but they will be determined to level the series in the final ODI that will be played on the same venue Kensington Oval on Saturday.
# Deandra Dottin was the most successful bowler with impressive figure of 3/29.
# Dane van Niekerk was the highest scorer with 53 runs in 68 balls.
# 32 years old Merissa Aguilleira from Trinidad became 5th Wicket Keeper after Trisha Chetty, Rebecca Rolls, Sarah Taylor and Jane Smit to got 100 or more dismissals in Women’s ODI cricket history and first in West Indian history.