Wednesday, 9 January 2013

In-form Niekerk puts South Africa two up

South Africa have gone two-nil up in their three-match series with the West Indies, thanks largely to another match-winning performance from Dané van Niekerk.

In a low scoring game at Warner Park, St Kitts, the ladies in green comfortably chased down 128 with four wickets and two overs to spare.

After taking 5-28 in the first game, including a stunning a hat-trick, Niekirk provided exactly the stability her team needed with an assured 33 not out.

Batting first, the Windies scored a below-par 128 all out – a score that should never have been enough – but the visitors did wobble at 90-6 before Niekerk was joined by Sunette Loubser (14no) to confirm the victory.

The West Indies will now have a chance to bounce back in match three, which takes place this Saturday at Windsor Park in Dominica. Start time is 1.30pm GMT.

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