Wolvaardt, Ismail help South Africa to beat West Indies by 96 runs

Laura Wolvaardt File Photo Getty Images

Laura Wolvaardt File Photo Getty Images

Driven by Laura Wolvaardt’s 117 and Shabnim Ismail’s four-wicket pull, South Africa attracted level the one-day series against West Indies, getting a familiar 96-run win in the third ODI at the Wanderers on Thursday (February 3).

Notwithstanding losing Tazmin Brits and Anne Bosch early, the hosts set up a solid batting execution, civility a 141-run stand among Wolvarrdt and Sune Luus. The South African opener enlisted her third ODI century, stroking 11 limits and a six, while Luus proceeded to score her 10th fifty.

In an association of estimated animosity, the couple established the framework of South Africa’s enormous score of 299 preceding the captain was tidied up by offspinner Anisa Mohammad in the 36th over. Her excusal took steps to wreck the hosts’ innings as it was before long followed by the wickets of Mignon du Preez and Wolvaardt, and South Africa slipped to 219 for 5 in the 43rd over.

Be that as it may, the hard-hitting Chloe Tryon gave the late attack, and with a windy 24-ball 43, gave the late speed increase to the hosts. She clubbed three limits and as a huge number. Pacer Shamilia Connell was the pick of the West Indian pacers, returning four wickets.

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Accordingly, the guests were scratched early politeness Ayabonga Khaka’s twin explodes, excusing openers Rashada Williams and Deandra Dottin. West Indies, who were at that point without Chedean Nation, who had harmed herself while handling, were additionally hit after captain Stafanie Taylor was struck on the head protector, driving her to resign out in the wake of scoring a 24-ball 13.

Kycia Knight pursued a solitary fight with a 94-ball 69 – her most elevated ODI score, yet there wasn’t plentiful help from the opposite end. Most different hitters figured out how to track down begins however Alliyah Alleyene’s 18 stayed the second most noteworthy score of the innings. Shabnim Ismail returned a four-wicket pull for the 6th time in ODIs to set off West Indies’ breakdown. The pacer returned figures of 4 for 37 as South Africa collapsed up for 203.

With the series hanging in balance, the two groups will go head to head for the last experience at a similar setting on February 6.

Brief Scores : South Africa Women 299/8 in 50 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 117, Sune Luus 56; Shamilia Connell 4-54) beat West Indies Women 203 in 44.4 overs (Kycia Knight 69; Shabnim Ismail 4-37, Ayabonga Khaka 2-27) by 96 runs

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