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 fourth ODI between the South Africa and West Indies in Dominica was rained out on Sunday. The Proteas lead the series 2-1, going into Tuesday’s crunch fifth ODI.
The West Indies bounced back to win the third match of the ODI series against South Africa. The Proteas hold a 2-1 series lead, heading into the fourth match at Windsor Park on Sunday.
The Proteas have taken a two-nil lead over West Indies in their five-match series ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2013, which starts at the end of the month.
Captain Du Preez blames batting after South Africa was eliminated from the 2012 ICC World T20 semi-final round, their losses to West Indies (Sunday morning) and New Zealand (Friday morning) following an inspiring first match win against tournament hosts, Sri Lanka.