South Africa stay 1-0 up after rain spoils second ODI

Dane van Niekerk’s half-century helped South Africa get to 177/8 before rain washed out the second one-day international in Barbados.

The Windies, 1-0 down after losing the first game at the same venue – Bridgetown’s Kensington Oval – by 40 runs, won the toss and opted to field in a match shortened first to 43 overs a side, then 38 overs because of poor weather, and did fairly well for the most part.

Shamilia Connell sent back Laura Wolvaardt early, and it was 53/3 after Deandra Dottin had accounted for Lizelle Lee (22) and Sune Luus (20) – she later sent back Marizanne Kapp to end with 3/29.

South Africa fought back well through van Niekerk (53), Mignon du Preez (19) and Chloe Tryon (37) to post 177/8 in 38 overs. But with more rain falling, no play was possible after the innings break and the match was called off.

The third and final ODI, part of the ICC Women’s Championship, will be played at Kensington Oval on Saturday, and will be followed by a series of five Twenty20 Internationals.


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