Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Super over thriller sees WI pick up consolation win. Dottin bowled a miserly Super over to set up the win for her side.
Dottin bowled a miserly Super over to set up the win for her side.
West Indies Women and South Africa Women played out a thrilling game at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday (September 19) that saw the hosts prevail in the super over. Both teams ended up making identical scores of 192 by the end of the game forcing the game into a super over and West Indies knocked off the required runs to finish the series with a win.
Despite not losing a wicket, the visitors could manage only six runs in the super over as Deandra Dottin got the job done for her side with the ball. However, Dottin's joy didn't last long as she was run out first ball in West Indies' pursuit of the target. One more wicket there would have given South Africa a resounding 5-0 win. But Chedean Nation and Hayley Matthews kept their calm to pull off the win.
If not for a stunning comeback with the ball from the home side, this game wouldn't have gotten anywhere closer to a tie in the first place. Chasing 193, South Africa were cruising following a century stand for the opening wicket. Lizelle Lee, the in-form opener, struck another half-century and Tazmin Brits, playing just her third ODI, provided ample support from the other end. However, Qiana Joseph in successive openers to get rid of Lee for 61 and Lara Goodall for a duck to give her side a sniff.
The hosts grabbed the opportunity with both hands by making further breakthroughs that halted South Africa's progress. Sheneta Grimmond removed Brits and the skipper Dane van Niekerk to cause panic in the dressing room. Only Mignon du Preez stood tall until the end with the other batters failing to provide support. Grimmond struck two more times and du Preez was run out off the last ball of the innings when the visitors just needed a run to win.
Earlier in the day, West Indies stuttered with the bat to post a modest 192/5 on the board. Reniece Boyce, Nation and Dottin gobbled up deliveries but never managed to get going and that put pressure on opener Rashada Williams. She joined forces with Matthews to revive the innings but the pair perhaps took more time than they would have ideally wanted for a 97-run partnership. Struggling to force the pace, Williams and Matthews took 149 balls for their partnership, which in turn meant a lot needed to be done in the final four overs. West Indies never really found the impetus as Williams carried her bat throughout the innings to remain unbeaten on 78 off 138 balls.
Brief scores: West Indies Women 192/5 in 50 overs (Rashada Williams 78, Hayley Matthews 48; Nadine de Klerk 3-33) tied with South Africa Women 192/7 in 50 overs (Lizelle Lee 61, Tazmin Brits 48; Sheneta Grimmond 4-33, Qiana Joseph 2-29) – West Indies won the Super over