South Africa double ODI series leadership

South Africa took a 2-0 lead in its ODI series of five games against the West Indies and won in Antigua with nine wickets.


The West Indies won the litter and were chosen as the bat, with Hayley Matthews (3), Kyshona Knight (5) and Deandra Dottin (1) all falling to Marizanne Kapp, a constant figure in South Africa’s attack

Marizanne Kapp (3/24) left the West Indies in an 18/3 hole at the 12 over mark and the hosts couldn’t recover through the middle overs as the South African support cast took the lead.

The fast Ayabonga Khaka followed Kapp’s attack with 2/13 when the spin from Dane van Niekerk (2/14) and Sune Luus (2/27) gave the West Indies no rest.

Kycia Knight, 22, and Qiana Joseph, 21, were brave in their counterattack efforts, with Chedean Nation, 15, joining Knight in a partnership of 31. However, efforts were in vain when the tourists made their claims and the tail.

South Africa closed the door to any miraculous comeback and looked in complete control despite the loss of Lizelle Lee, 18, in the 35-run inaugural partnership with Laura Wolvaardt.

Matthews (1/13) claimed the only wicket with the ball for the West Indies, who watched Wolvaardt (71 * of 84 balls) hit eight boundaries in their attack. Lara Goodall (25 *) enjoyed the time in the middle at the other end and hit three limits when the Proteas chased the target in 25.4 overs.

The third game in the series will take place on Monday at the same location.

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