That’s a wrap from our side as well. Thank you for joining us from all around the globe. This is Prince Suman signing off on behalf of my co-commentator Ayan Chatterjee and Scorer / Analyst Yogesh Kumar. Do join us for the other fixtures across the globe. Until then, Ta-Ta, Bye-Bye.
Tazmin Brits (Player of the Match): "I am happy and my dreams of coming back and performing are working. Yes, nice to play for your side, and happy to contribute to the team. They are doing well and I am happy with my performance."
Sune Luus (South Africa Women Captain): "Yes, a perfect start first with the ball and then with the bat. I am happy with it. Yes, she did well. Was a bit nervous but she is getting there. Yes, we are getting there. Building up to the big game and let's see how it goes. Happy with the progress."
Hayley Matthews (West Indies Women Captain): "Yes, obviously loads of areas to improve on. A bad day for us as we struggled today. Yes, 100% I spent time in the middle and got some practice done."
Time for the post-match presentation ceremony.
8:57 PM IST | Prince: A comprehensive win for South Africa as they thumped the West Indies by 10 Wickets.
Earlier, after winning the toss and opting to bat first, West Indies Women posted 97 runs in 20 overs against the strong bowling attack of South Africa. Hayley Matthews was the top contributor for West Indies, as she scored 34 runs off 26 balls with the help of 5 boundaries, while Shabika Gajnabi scored 33 runs in 24 balls. On the flip side, Sekhukhune extracted 2 wickets, while N Mlaba and Masabata Klaas extracted a solitary wicket each.
In pursuit of the West Indies’ paltry score of 97 runs total, South Africa got off to a decent start as they scored 36 runs without any loss of wicket. Laura Wolvaardtand and Tazmin Brits opened for South Africa. A swashbuckling inning by Tazmin Brits scored 50* runs off 43 balls with the help of 7 boundaries and ably supported by Laura Wolvaardtand who scored 42* runs off 39 balls with the help of 6 boundaries. Tazmin Brits was the top run-scorer for South Africa. On the flip side, all bowlers failed to impress with the ball.
A comprehensive win for South Africa and they will look to carry the momentum in the upcoming matches. On the other side, West Indies needs to regroup and come back stronger in the upcoming matches.
1 Good length on the pads, Brits works it away for a single to the square leg region to get to his fifty and wins the game for her side. South Africa wins this game by 10 wickets with 6.2 overs to spare to qualify for the finals alongside India.
13.3 S Connell to T Brits
4 FOUR! Full toss here, Brits comes down the track and flicks it away through deep square leg as the ball races away to the fence for a boundary.
13.2 S Connell to L Wolvaardt
1 Good length on the pads, Wolvaardt works it away to square leg for a single.
13.1 S Connell to L Wolvaardt
0 Connell is back into the attack. Back of a length banged in, Laura sways away from it to the keeper.
South Africa Women
Shanika Jamila Bruce
12.6 Bruce to L Wolvaardt
1 Length ball on off, Wolvaardt drives it to cover for a single.
12.5 Bruce to L Wolvaardt
0 Length ball on off, Wolvaardt pushes it to cover for none.
12.4 Bruce to T Brits
1 Length ball on off, Brits drives it to mid-on for a single.
12.3 Bruce to T Brits
4 FOUR!!! Fuller ball in off, Brits comes down the track and hits it straight to the longoff as the ball beats the fielder for a boundary.
12.2 Bruce to T Brits
0 Fuller ball on off, Brits drives it to mid-on for none.