Monday, 21 January 2013

West Indies wrap up T20 series

West Indies duly completed a 2-0 win in the two match T20 series that ended the South African's first tour of the West Indies. In truth it was not the best of games from the Proteas, who could only set their opponents a target of 95, having laboured to 94 for 6 in their 20 overs. Only skipper Mignon du Preez (26) and wicket-keeper Trisha Chetty (22) showed any real fight, together with a late burst from Dane van Niekerk (19no). Shanel Daley claimed three of the six wickets for the Windies.

Even without their talismanic batsman Staphanie Taylor, the West Indies cruised to victory after the early loss of Juliana Nero and Kyshona Knight. Shemaine Campbelle (33) was the West Indies main run scorer.

Both teams now head to India for the Women's World Cup ( which starts in just 10 days time. The West Indies will be buoyed by their comeback against the South Africans after losing the first two ODIs of their tour, and will expect to make progress from their group to the Super Six stage of the competition and beyond - they face England, India and Sri Lanka initially. The South African's have Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan to contend with, but they too will be hopeful that they will make the Super Sixes.

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