Fifties from Taylor, Dottin guide West Indies Women to series win

Fifties from Taylor, Dottin guide West Indies Women to series win
Deandra Dottin scored 61 runs and also picked a wicket.
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West Indies Women 232 (Taylor 79) beat
South Africa Women 175 (Trisha Chetty 51) by 57 runs
Second One-Day International in East London

Stafanie Taylor and Deandra Dottin struck fluent fifties as West Indies Women posted a target of 233 runs before going on to bowl South Africa Women out for 175 runs to secure a 57-run victory in the second One-Day International in East London along with an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

West Indies won the toss and opted to bat first. They got off to a slow start and scored only 36 runs for the loss of two wickets in the first powerplay.

Hayley Matthews (6) and Shaquana Quintyne (6) were dismissed cheaply but a 135-run stand between Taylor (79) and Dottin (61) set the innings up for West Indies.

The pair batted for 23.1 overs with Taylor hitting 11 boundaries and a six whereas Dotting struck seven fours and a six in her 79-ball knock.

However, the pair fell in quick succession as Sune Luus (3-34) struck thrice to bowl West Indies out for 232 runs in 49.1 overs.

South Africa put on a solid opening stand of 43 runs before Andrie Steyn (20) was run out in the 12th over.

Another 42-run stand between Trisha Chetty (51) and Mignon du Preez (24) steadied the chase for South Africa.

West Indies struck with the wickets of du Preez, Marizanne Kapp (3) and Lizelle Lee (0) in quick succession to leave South Africa at 102 for four at the halfway mark. Chetty completed a fifty in 76 balls but was dismissed in the 31st over.

Once Chetty fell, West Indies struck regularly and eventually bowled South Africa out for 175 runs to claim a 57-run victory which gave them an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Taylor was the player of the match for her knock of 79.

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