South Africa have stormed to a 2-0 series lead in their five-match ODI series against the West Indies, winning by nine wickets in Antigua.
West Indies won the toss and elected to bat, with Hayley Matthews (3), Kyshona Knight (5) and Deandra Dottin (1) all falling to Marizanne Kapp, a consistent figure in South Africa’s attack
Marizanne Kapp (3/24) left the West Indies in a hole of 18/3 at the 12-over mark, and the hosts failed to recover through the middle overs as the South African support cast took the lead.
Quick Ayabonga Khaka followed Kapp’s charge with 2/13, as the spin of Dane van Niekerk (2/14) and Sune Luus (2/27) gave the West Indies no respite.
Kycia Knight (22) and Qiana Joseph (21) were valiant in counter-attacking aspirations, with Chedean Nation (15) joining Knight in a partnership of 31. The efforts were in vain however, as the tourists pressed their claims and cleaned up the tail.
South Africa closed the door on any miraculous comeback, and despite the loss of Lizelle Lee (18) in the 35-run opening partnership with Laura Wolvaardt, looked in complete control.
Matthews (1/13) claimed the only wicket with the ball for the West Indies, who watched on as Wolvaardt (71* from 84 balls) struck eight boundaries in her assault. Lara Goodall (25*) enjoyed time in the middle at the other end, hitting three boundaries, as the Proteas chased down the target in 25.4 overs.
Match three of the series takes place on Monday at the same venue.
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