• SA women edge thriller

    South Africa women pulled off an unlikely four-run victory in the third T20 against West Indies women to clinch the series 2-1.

    Needing 62 runs to win with seven wickets in hand, West Indies imploded spectacularly, finishing on 115-8 chasing 120 for victory. They looked like trying their best to lose the game and succeeded, with some poor judgement.

    They slumped from 57-3 to 97-8 in the space of six overs thanks in large part to some outstanding catching by the home side and two crucial run-outs.

    Opting to bat first, South Africa failed to make the most of it as only Lizelle Lee (33 from 23) managed a strike-rate of more than 90 as they reached 119-3 in their 20 overs.

    West Indies were strolling and in no need to take risks when the implosion started. Knowing they had to take wickets to stand a chance of winning the game, South Africa struck three times in two overs to give themselves a chance of pulling off a stunning victory.

    Deandra Dottin (24), Kyshona Knight (9) and Stacy-Ann King (6) all fell in the space of nine balls to turn the match on its head.

    Add two silly run-outs and with the final over left they needed 12 runs to win, but only managed three singles off the first three deliveries and finally a six off the last, which was too much to ask.


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