Van Niekerk, Loubser secure SA Women win

South Africa Women 129 for 6 (Van Niekirk 33*) beat West Indies Women 128 (Taylor 29, Loubser 4-11) by four wickets

Dane van Niekerk took two wickets and top-scored in South Africa Women's successful run chase to and put the tourists 2-0 up in the five-match series. Spinners van Niekerk and Sunette Loubser claimd six wickets between them as West Indies Women struggled to 128 all out and, despite falling to 0 for 2 and 58 for 5, South Africa recovered to wrap up a four-wicket win with two overs to spare.

Defending a small target, West Indies needed early wickets and they got them through Shanel Daley and Stafanie Taylor. South Africa openers Shandre Fritz and Trisha Chetty fell for ducks before a 45-run partnership between captain, Mignon du Preez, and Marizanne Kapp steadied the innings. Three wickets then fell for 13 runs and when Cri-zelda Brits departed with the score on 90 there was still work to do but No. 8 Yolandi Potgieter joined van Niekerk to add the required 39 for victory.

West Indies had got off to a far better start, having chosen to bat, but after Taylor's 29 at opener, too many batsmen got in and then out. Six other players reached double figures but none got out of the teens as Loubser, whose eight overs went for just 11 runs, and van Niekerk applied the pressure. The dangerous Deandra Dottin made just 10 from 41 balls and after West Indies captain, Merissa Aguillera, departed at 102 the last five wickets mustered 26 between them.

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

?SA FritzT Chetty
?M du PreezT Chetty
45M du PreezM Kapp
5M du PreezSM Benade
8C BritsM du Preez
32C BritsD van Niekerk
39Y PotgieterD van Niekerk