South Africa thrash West Indies by 10 wickets and set up T20I Tri-series finale with India

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  • South Africa registered a comprehensive 10-wicket win over West Indies.

  • Tazmin Brits won the Player of the Match award.

South Africa thrash West Indies by 10 wickets and set up T20I Tri-series finale with India
South Africa women team (Photo Source: Twitter)
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The fourth match of the Women’s T20I Tri-Series between South Africa and West Indies took place at the Buffalo Park in East London on Wednesday, January 25. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat first. However, their innings did not go as planned as they were only able to score 97-6 in their stipulated overs.

Hayley Matthews was the top scorer for the Women in Maroon, scoring 34 runs off 26 balls, including 5 fours. Shabika Gajnabi also contributed with 33 runs off 34 balls, hitting 4 fours. But the Windies team couldn’t manage to put a big total on board.

For South Africa, Tumi Sekhukhune was the best bowler, taking 2 wickets for 24 runs. She and Nonkululeko Mlaba (1/7) were the key bowlers for the home team as they restricted the touring party under 100 runs.

In response, South Africa chased down the target with ease, reaching 98-0 in just 13.4 overs. Opening batter Tazmin Brits was the highest run-getter for the Proteas, scoring an unbeaten 50 runs off 43 balls, including 7 fours and 1 six. Along with her, Laura Wolvaardt also scored an unbeaten 42 off 39 balls with the help of 6 fours.

The South African team recorded a comprehensive win by 10 wickets, with Brits being named ‘Player of the Match’ for her outstanding knock. The victory have now sets up a final match between South Africa and India.

Who said what

Sune Luus (SA captain): We started off exceptionally well with the ball in the powerplay and a 10-wicket win is cherry on the top. Every single game we play that confidence will grow as a team and 2 more games to go till the World Cup.

Hayley Matthews (WI captain): Lot of areas we can improve on, hopefully we can move forward and learn from today. Gotta spend some time in the middle and still some positives to take from today, but lot to improve from here.

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