Vrouteas Bloom as South African Women's Cricket Team Convincingly Beats West Indies Convincingly, Level Series

Vrouteas Bloom as South African Women's Cricket Team Convincingly Beats West Indies Convincingly, Level Series

Keba Mothoagae
February 3, 2022 at 8:00 PM
  • The South African women's national team got their act together with all to play for against the West Indies
  • The Proteas piled on a gigantic 299 runs in a brutal batting display, before skittling the West Indies out for 203 runs
  • This results set up a winner-takes-all finale on Sunday at the Wanderers, where the home team will look to seal another home series wins

The South African women's national cricket team delivered at just the right time to level the One Day International series against the West Indies.

The "Vrouteas' defeated the visitors convincingly by 96 runs at the Wanderers Cricket Stadium to tie the series 1-1 with one more match remaining. The home team was staring down the barrel, needing to win the match to stay in the series and also giving them the opportunity to win it.

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Laura Wolvaardt on the attack for the Proteas. Image source: @PoppingCreaseSA/Twitter
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After winning the toss and electing to bat, the Proteas reached 299 for the loss of eight wickets thanks to an excellent 117 off 123 deliveries by player-of-the-match by Laura Wolvaardt. She was ably assisted by the reliable Sune Luus, who scored 56, while a destructive 43 of just 24 balls by Chloe Tryon propelled them to the imposing score.

The mammoth total was the highest score in a women's ODI match at the venue. Windies bowler Shamilia Connell was the pick of the bowlers amidst the onslaught, taking four wickets for 54 runs in her allotted 10 overs.

The target of 300 was always going to be a big ask for them, with the West Indies being dismissed for a determined but ultimately futile 203. Kycia Knight was the only batter to score 20 or more runs with a patient 69 runs of 94 deliveries, while Shabnim Ismail was chief destroyer for the home team courtesy of bowling figures of four wickets for 37 runs.

The fourth and final match will take place this Sunday at the same stadium with all to play for, hopefully without any chance of bad weather to spoil what promises to be a climactic encounter.

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