The West Indies all-rounder took three wickets and scored an unbeaten 33 in a ten-wicket rout of South Africa
Stafanie Taylor's all-round performance guided West Indies to a comfortable victory against South Africa.
Stafanie Taylor's all-round effort helped West Indies breeze into the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2012 with a clinical rout of South Africa in its last league game in Galle on Sunday (September 30).
West Indies, who might have perhaps carried a few scars from its loss to Sri Lanka on Friday, brushed those memories aside in a dominant display to chase down a modest 71 in just 9.4 overs and win by ten wickets. At the forefront of the chase was Taylor, who followed her three wickets with a fierce 33. Giving her company was Juliana Nero, who was unbeaten on 30, as West Indies cruised home in style.
The West Indies openers made batting look extremely easy, in sharp contrast to South Africa who huffed and puffed its way to 70 for eight in 20 overs after being sent in to bat. Dane Van Niekerk, who came in at No. 7, top-scored for South Africa with 29.
Taylor's triple strike in her first two overs left South Africa reeling at 11 for 5 in the 8th over. Play was stopped for 40 minutes due to a brief rain interval. The rain might have freshened the pitch a little, and contributed to South Africa’s woes. Van Niekerk and Shabnim Ismail (16) added 46 runs for the seventh wicket, to help South Africa nudge past 50.
South Africa's struggle was well indicated by the fact that only two of its batters managed to get into double figures. Taylor was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 10 in four overs, while Shaquana Quintyne had two wickets.