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October 25, 2009
West Indies women 94 for 4 (Dottin 26, van der Westhuizen 2-27) beat South Africa women 93 for 8 (Smith 22*, Campbelle 3-7)
A disciplined performance by the West Indian bowlers set up an easy six-wicket win against the hosts in the first Twenty20 international in Paarl. Shemaine Campbelle, the right-arm seamer, led the way with miserly figures of 3 for 7 to restrict the South Africans to a paltry 93. After a hiccup, the visitors chased it down with nearly seven overs to spare.
Stafanie Taylor, the opening bowler, got the early breakthroughs before Campbelle, on Twenty20 came in and restricted the scoring. She took the wickets of captain Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez and Angelique Taai. Stacey-Ann King, the left-armer, was just as miserly, conceding just ten off four overs.
West Indies progressed very briskly to 48 for no loss before the innings suffered a jolt. Charlize van der Westhuizen, the left-arm spinner, struck with the wicket of Deandra Dottin, caught off a mistimed reverse-sweep and in the same over trapped Pamela Lavine lbw. Alicia Smith, the seamer, struck first ball off the next. There was more success for the home side when Cordel Jack was run out. West Indies lost four wickets for six runs and were in need of a recovery. Merissa Aguilleira and King ensured no further hiccups and reached the target in the 13th over.
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