A clinical bowling show from South Africa fixed their fourth continuous ODI triumph over has West Indies, by 35 runs, taking their series lead to 4-0 on Wednesday (September 17).
With the series taken care of at 3-0 after the last game, South Africa rang in changes in abundance to rest a portion of the regulars while West Indies welcomed them to bat first. Driven by Mignon du Preez’s unbeaten 65, the guests posted a generally under-standard 185 yet it was sufficient to challenge West Indies’ failing batting request that could gather just 150 in answer.
West Indies’ bowlers, however, didn’t blunder. They got among the wickets early and surprisingly had South Africa on the mat at 88 for 4 toward the finish of the 27th over when Dane van Niekerk left for only 20. South Africa were in a spot of trouble again when they lost two more one after another to be diminished to 122 for 6 inside 36 overs however du Preez sewed a match-saving 63-run remain with Sinalo Jafta (28 not out) to impel her side to 185 for 6 from apportioned 50 overs. The previous skipper hit a patient 65 off 91 conveyances, including five limits.
The bowlers then, at that point started off their protection in style, getting two early wickets in the powerplay before van Niekerk got Deandra Dottin off her own bowling, on 22, to make alarm. Excepting Rashada Williams’ steady 42, that fell off 90 conveyances, none of the host group’s hitters set up any eminent battle as South Africa continued striking at ordinary spans to wreck the pursuit. Van Niekerk was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 23 as West Indies missed the mark.
The fifth and last ODI will be played on Friday at a similar scene.
Brief scores: South Africa 185/6 in 50 overs (Mignon du Preez 65*; Anisa Mohammed 2-26) beat West Indies 150/9 in 50 overs (Rashada Williams 42; Dane van Niekerk 3-23, Masabata Klaas 2-25) by 35 runs