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RESULT
4th Match, East London, January 25, 2023, South Africa Women's T20I Tri-Series
(13.4/20 ov, T:98) 98/0

SA Women won by 10 wickets (with 38 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
50* (43)
tazmin-brits
Match centre 
Scores: Harshith Gowda
 | 
Comms: Sudarshanan & Ekanth
Scorecard summary
West Indies Women 97/6(20 overs)
South Africa Women 98/0(13.4 overs)

That's a wrap on today's game. The road to the final is now clear. India and South Africa will have game time to use for prep in three days. West Indies will get a chance to make improvements ahead of the fast approaching T20 World Cup. For the uninitiated, five IPL teams have bought Women's IPL, called the Women's Premier League (WPL), teams. Find out details in our news piece or Newsroom video on ESPNcricinfo. For now, it's goodbye from me, Ekanth, my co-commentating report writer S Sudarshanan, and out scorer, Harshith.

Tazmin Brits: I was dreaming about this, happy it came true. Domestic games make a big difference, nice to face the countries and make runs against them.

Sune Luus, South Africa Captain: Great day for us, powerplay was exceptional and set the tone for the game. Ten-wicket win is perfect. Nervy start for the debutant but she was okay. Good for her to build the confidence, can only go up from here. With every single game, our performances will grow and we will gel as a team.

Hayley Matthews, West Indies Captain: Lot of areas to improve, need to string an entire innings. Need to move forward. Campbelle was good, some positives to take home. But lots to improve.

5:28pm: A ten-wicket win, as one sided as it can get. West Indies are eliminated from the tri-series. Brits' fifty caps off the win with thirty eight balls remaining in the innings. Wolvaardt and Brits started positively, shuffled around the gears, got the big overs when possible. The scoreboard pressure wasn't on, which made their work easier. Brits walking down early and depositing manufactured full tosses was impressive. Wolvaardt made an effortless 42, red inker too. West Indies did not turn up with the ball, Ramharack's overs were decent, she mixed up lengths and was consistent when needed. In the end, the hosts coast through to the win.

13.4
1
Connell to Brits, 1 run

Pulls a shortish ball while on the move to the gap at midwicket. Single taken, Brits raises her bat having reached fifty

13.3
4
Connell to Brits, FOUR runs

Walks down, gets it on the full toss. Whipped in the air, deep square can't stop it. High bounce takes it over her head. Brits on 49*

13.2
1
Connell to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Back of length, clipped just behind square

13.1
Connell to Wolvaardt, no run

Bangs it under halfway, doesn't rise. It's outside off and is left alone.

Connell from over the wicket

end of over 136 runs
SA-W: 92/0CRR: 7.07 RRR: 0.85 • Need 6 from 42b
Laura Wolvaardt41 (37b 6x4)
Tazmin Brits45 (41b 6x4 1x6)
Shanika Bruce 3-0-20-0
Kaysia Schultz 1-0-12-0

vishal s.: "as much as I enjoy watching WI women, performances since the WWC22 have been really bad and the record paints a poor picture for WWC. "

12.6
1
Bruce to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Full and wide, driven to sweeper cover

12.5
Bruce to Wolvaardt, no run

In-between length at the stumps. Clipped back to the bowler.

12.4
1
Bruce to Brits, 1 run

Full outside off, driven to long-off

12.3
4
Bruce to Brits, FOUR runs

Walks forward, gets it on the low full toss and drives it on the move. Wide to the right of long-off, dive beaten four taken.

12.2
Bruce to Brits, no run

Full outside off, driven to cover, who doesn't collect it. Parries towards the bowler

12.1
Bruce to Brits, no run

Length outside off, slightly back, open-faced punch off the back foot to short third

Twelve to get, could be the final over

end of over 1212 runs
SA-W: 86/0CRR: 7.16 RRR: 1.50 • Need 12 from 48b
Tazmin Brits40 (37b 5x4 1x6)
Laura Wolvaardt40 (35b 6x4)
Kaysia Schultz 1-0-12-0
Shabika Gajnabi 2-0-12-0
11.6
1
Shultz to Brits, 1 run

Pushes this from around off to long-off

11.5
6
Shultz to Brits, SIX runs

Down the pitch, gets it on the full toss. Swipes it over cow corner for a flat six. Baseball-like horizontal swing. Great placement.

11.4
Shultz to Brits, no run

Full around fifth, let go

11.3
1
Shultz to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Length on leg, flicked to long-on

11.2
1
Shultz to Brits, 1 run

Punches the length ball to long-off

11.1
Shultz to Brits, no run

Short ball bounces quite high outside off, pulled to midwicket

11.1
1w
Shultz to Brits, 1 wide

Another wide down leg, beats the sweep

11.1
2w
Shultz to Wolvaardt, 2 wide

Down leg, beats the flick and the keeper. Bowler hides her face as it's chased and stopped towards fine short-third

Schultz starts from around

end of over 115 runs
SA-W: 74/0CRR: 6.72 RRR: 2.66 • Need 24 from 54b
Laura Wolvaardt39 (34b 6x4)
Tazmin Brits32 (32b 5x4)
Shabika Gajnabi 2-0-12-0
Karishma Ramharack 3-0-17-0
10.6
1
Gajnabi to Wolvaardt, 1 run

Full on middle from a bit wider, flicked to long-on

10.5
1
Gajnabi to Brits, 1 run

Full outside off, looked to be slow. Whipped to long-on

Best performances - batters
T Brits
T Brits SA-W
50 runs (43)
7 fours1 six
Control
95%
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
2 fours0 six
109819157
L Wolvaardt
L Wolvaardt SA-W
42 runs (39)
6 fours0 six
Control
88%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
3 fours0 six
402813348
Best performances - bowlers
TS Sekhukhune
TS Sekhukhune SA-W
O
4
M
0
R
24
W
2
ECO
6
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
N Mlaba
N Mlaba SA-W
O
4
M
2
R
7
W
1
ECO
1.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
Match details
Buffalo Park, East London
TossWest Indies Women, elected to bat first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
SA Women
Tazmin Brits
Match numberWT20I no. 1346
Match days25 January 2023 - day (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Annerie Dercksen
Annerie Dercksen
Umpires
South Africa
Ryan Hendricks
South Africa
Thomas Mokorosi
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Philip Vosloo
Match Referee
South Africa
Shandre Fritz
PointsSouth Africa Women 2, West Indies Women 0
Language
English
Hindi
SA Women Innings
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South Africa Women's T20I Tri-Series
TEAMMWLPTNRR
IND-W43072.181
SA-W42151.006
WI-W4040-2.435