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WIndies Women beat South Africa Women by 17 runs at the Kensington Oval

WIndies Women beat South Africa Women by 17 runs at the Kensington Oval
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WIndies Women beat South Africa Women by 17 runs at the Kensington Oval
©CWI Media/Randy Brooks of Brooks Latouche Photography
 

Tidy bowling led by skipper Stafanie Taylor and Afy Fletcher sealed a 17-run victory for WINDIES Women over South Africa Women in the first Twenty20 International.

Taylor grabbed 3-16 from her allotted four overs with her off-spin and leg-spinner Fletcher collected 2-17 from four overs, as the South Africans, chasing 125 for victory, fell narrowly short in their pursuit at Kensington Oval.

Kensington Oval, 24 Sep 2018

WIndies Women 124/6 (20.0 Ov) - Natasha McLean 38

South Africa Women  107/7 (20.0 Ov) - Stafanie Taylor 3-16, Afy Fletcher 2-17

Result - WIndies Women won by 17 runs

 

Fast bowler Shamilia Connell struck in the first over to remove opener Lizelle Lee and Taylor had Laura Wolvaardt stumped to leave the visitors 14 for two in the fourth over.

The Caribbean side continued to tighten the screws and the South Africans failed to get into high gear until Marizanne Kapp hit 30 from 22 balls, but steady bowling in the closing stages from Fletcher, Taylor and Connell ushered the hosts over the finish line.

The result gave WINDIES WOMEN a 1-0 lead in the five-match series which concludes with four matches on September 28 and 30, October 4 and 6 at the Brian Lara Cricket Ground in Trinidad.

Earlier, Natasha McLean hit the top score of 38 from 41 balls to earn the Player-of-the-Match award and Deandra Dottin supported with 22 from 19 balls to carry WINDIES Women to 124 for six from their allocation of 20 overs, after they chose to bat.

WINDIES WOMEN: Hayley Matthews, Natasha McLean, Kycia Knight, Chedean Nation, Stafanie Taylor (captain), Deandra Dottin, Merissa Aguilleira (wicketkeeper), Shemaine Campbelle, Afy Fletcher, Anisa Mohammed, Shamilia Connell

SOUTH AFRICA WOMEN: Lizelle Lee (wicketkeeper), Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon (captain), Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Zintle Mali, Tumi Sekhukhune, Faye Tunnicliffe, Saarah Smith, Robyn Searle

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