Lizelle Lee and Marizanne Kapp’s 103-run partnership set up a 52-run win for Surrey Stars against Western Storm to claim their spot in the Kia Super League Finals Day.
After losing opener Rachel Priest for a duck, the Proteas Women duo of Lee and Kapp combined to push their side past the 100-run mark.
Lee smashed a 44-ball 72 to take her side to 103-1, before she lost her wicket in the 12th over.
Kapp stuck around to build another partnership with her captain Natalie Sciver (30), but the England international was the next wicket to fall, her side five runs short of the 150-run mark.
Proteas all-rounder Kapp (48) continued to hang around, despite losing her third partner on the last ball of the 19th over with Stars on 161, but she finally caved in on the following delivery, just two runs short of her half-century.
Stars posted 169-6 in their 20 overs, thanks to a Proteas Women onslaught.
No 1 ODI bowler, Kapp, was once again influential, this time with the ball, with a brace in the third over to set the Western Storm back at 26-2.
She ended with figures of 2-22, as Sciver (3-11), Alex Hartley (3-28) and Laura Marsh (2-31) cleaned up the rest of the opposition batters, to bowl them out for 117.
Elsewhere, Mignon du Preez‘s Southern Vipers cruised past Lancashire Thunder after skittling them for 87, thanks to a three-for from Linsey Smith (3-16) and a wicket apiece from the remainder of the bowling attack.
Du Preez (9), the ex-Proteas Women skipper, failed to contribute to her side’s chase, as the Vipers eased to a six-wicket victory with 31 balls remaining, to claim a Finals Day spot with a group stage match remaining.
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