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South Africa, West Indies split points after rained out second ODI

Dane van Niekerk plays the cut shot Getty Images

Persistent rain forced a washout in the second women's ODI between West Indies and South Africa on Wednesday. South Africa had won the first match, and the final ODI on Saturday will now be the series-decider.

Points from this series go towards the ICC Women's Champion, meaning both teams got one point each towards that.

Rain had caused a delay right at the start, with the match initially reduced to 43 overs a side. It was further reduced to 38 overs after another hour was lost 10 overs into the South Africa innings. Put in to bat, the visiting side made 177 for 8 in the 38 overs, driven by captain Dane van Niekerk's 53 off 66. Chloe Tryon made 37 off 44, but, that apart, there weren't any significant contributions.

Van Niekerk and Tryon came together at 85 for 4 in the 22nd over, putting on 67 runs to stabilise South Africa and take them towards a competitive total.

Deandra Dottin was the most successful bowler, taking 3 for 29 in eight overs before rain ended proceedings.