Aayush Mahajan ∙ Jan 21 2023, 4:37 PM

SA-W vs WI-W: Kapp's fifty, Klaas' four-for takes down West Indies 

image-ld65cwc2Masabata Klaas claimed a four-for (Source: Twitter/@WomensCricZone)

South Africa got the better of the West Indies as the former thumped latter by 44 runs in the second match of the Women's T20I Tri-series 2023.

Marizanne Kapp shines with the bat 

Opting to bat first, South Africa had a cautious start, however, lost their first wicket in the form of Anneke Bosch in the fourth over of their innings.

Laura Wolvaardt struggled throughout in her 30-ball 25 leaving South Africa stranded in a tough spot. However, the Proteas fought back their way into the game through Marizanne Kapp's half-century.

She was well-complemented by Sune Luus, who partnered with Kapp to stitch a 63-run stand. As both the batters fell in the 18th over, the South African innings did not get the required finish and ended at a score of 141.

Klaas trumps West Indies' batters 

Masabata Klaas claimed a four-wicket haul as her medium-pace proved to be too difficult to handle for the West Indies.

Although the Hayley Matthews-led side did get a good enough start, the run-chase went down the drain as soon as the first pin got knocked. 

Eventually, all the Windies could manage was a total of 97 as they suffered a 44-run defeat.

Brief scores:

South Africa Women: 141/5 (20)

Marizanne Kapp 52 (43), Sune Luus 30 (26);
Shamilia Connell 2-17 (3), Shabika Gajnabi 1-23 (3)

West Indies Women - 97/8 (20)

Hayley Matthews 23 (35), Shamilia Connell 15 (11);
Masabata Klaas 4-21 (4), Nonkululeko Mlaba 1-10 (4)

South Africa Women by 44 runs 

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