South Africa cruised to the target of 158 to take a 3-0 lead in the five-match series
South Africa 158 for 2 (Lee 78*, Wolvaardt 53) beat West Indies 157 (Dottin 71, Williams 37, Ismail 3-31) by eight wickets
Earlier, South Africa’s bowlers continued to maintain their stranglehold on West Indies’ batters. South Africa dominated from the outlet by reducing West Indies to 9 for 2 in the sixth over. Deandra Dottin top-scored with a patient 71 off 123 balls. She put on a 77-run partnership for the third wicket with wicketkeeper Rashada Williams (37 off 79 balls). But Dottin and Williams were the only West Indies batters to score in double digits.
“I think the batters need to step up and make some runs for us, 157 runs in a 50-ver game, you’re only going at three runs per over which is easy pickings for a team like South Africa,” stand-in captain Anisa Mohammed said. “I thought Williams and Dottin played really well today but again, they need that support, a couple others to step up and stay there with them.”