West Indies Defeat Proteas Women's Team in 2nd One Day International Thriller in Tense Super Over
- The West Indies women's team held its nerve to edge a resilient South Africa in the second One Day International match at the Wanderers
- It took a rare Super Over to separate the sides after they were each tied on 160 runs in a difficult match for batting
- The West Indies took a 1-0 series lead with the victory, with everything on the line in the next match on Thursday afternoon
The West Indies women's national team edged the Proteas in a tight and tense affair in the second One Day International match at the Wanderers Stadium
The Proteas had to defend a meagre total of 160 in a rain-affected match against a formidable West Indian batting line-up and did so in the most dramatic manner possible. They dismissed the visitors for the same score, sending the match into a rare Super Over in which they were finally defeated.
The Proteas modest total was anchored Laura Wolvaardt and Tazmin Brits, who each contributed 25 runs each, while reliable captain Sune Luus scored a resilient 46. As reported by SuperSport.com, these were the only Proteas batsmen to score 20 runs or more as the West Indies five bowlers each took two wickets to pump the breaks on the innings.
Seamer Shamilla Connell (2-22) and offspinner Hayley Matthews (2-21) were the pick of the West Indies bowling attack as it never allowed the home side's innings to gain Momentum.
SABC News reported that Ayabonga Khaka was mightily impressive in taking five wickets for just 26 runs when the West Indies came out to bat. Opening batsman Deandra Dottin (37), Chedean Nation (35) and Chinelle Henry (26) steadied the Windies ship as their innings spluttered along towards the total, with Luus (2-25) also proving a menace with ball-in-hand.
Dottin (19) and Hayley Matthews (6) scored 25 runs in the Super Over, while Chloe Tryon (7) and Tazmin Brits (10) could only take the Proteas to 17, giving the West Indies an eight-run victory and 1-0 series lead.
The next match of the four-match series takes place on Thursday afternoon, with the first encounter having being washed out by rain last Friday.
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South Africa's Lizelle Lee named ICC Women's One Day International Cricketer of the Year for 2021
Someone who would have had an impact on the South Africa vs West Indies One Day International but for injury is Lizelle Lee.
As reported on Sports Brief, Lee was named as the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year 2021 in the annual International Cricket Council Awards.
According to SuperSport, Lee also finished as the highest run-scorer in 2021 in the 50-over format.