The Proteas brought out their A-Game to win the final T20 international by three wickets and earn well-deserved come-from-behind series-levelling kudos away against the West Indies, just ahead of the ICC Women’s World T20 in November – also in the West Indies!
Both openers Laura Wolvaardt and Lizelle Lee scored 50’s in the Proteas’ chase overnight, the 8 wicket-win offering the visitors a chance at levelling the series against the West Indies in the fifth encounter on Saturday
Protea stalwarts Luus, van Niekerk and Wolvaardt laid the platform with solid innings before Kapp was assisted by debutant Sekhukhune and Mali to strike decisively to claim an opening ODI win to take an early lead in the 3-match series.
West Indies beat the Proteas by two wickets in their opening Super Sixes match, dashing SA’s hopes of reaching the final, but Mignon du Preez and her charges are still eyeing a top four finish in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013 in India.
The West Indies won the second T20 to secure a two-nil series win over South Africa. Their efforts came after forcing a draw in the five-match ODI series early in the tour.
Despite solid stand-out by skipper Mignon du Preez and the returning stalwart and former captain Cri-Zelda Brits, the Proteas have lost the 1st of 2 T20’s against West Indies in St Lucia on Saturday
The SA women’s cricket team have been held to a 2-all draw by West Indies in Dominica on Tuesday evening, two losses in Dominica with a rained-out match levelling the honours after the tourists earlier opened the series with two emphatic wins in St Kitts.