Women of South Africa 156 by 7 (Lee 42, Tryon 31, Connell 2-20) won Women of the West Indies 155 by 5 (Matthews 70, Campbelle 28, Smith 2-24 ) by three windows
The fiery 42 of Lizelle Lee at the top and the 22 balls of Chloe Tryon 31 consisting of one of four and two sixes was key for the women of South Africa to complete a defiant chase of 156 with a ball of surplus in Tarouba. The victory in three windows meant that they returned from 2-0 to level the T20I series of five matches with 2-2, with one game abandoned. The ODI series also ended with a 1-1 level.
The result was a great boost for South Africa in two aspects: this occurred against the T20 Women's World Champions and the series gave them the opportunity to acclimatise in the Caribbean. before the T20 World Cup in November.
The West Indies, disappointed that they may miss an opportunity to win a series, would be happy with the shape of Hayley Matthews. The 20-year-old who hit a winning half-century in that famous T20 world final against Australia in Calcutta more than two years ago, injured the bowlers to make 52 balls 70 on top of the order. Shemaine Campbelle, the all-powerful, contributed a useful 28 to help finish at a maximum as the West Indies, with little contribution from the middle order, made 155-by-5 after being put on the bat.
Stafanie Taylor, the captain, and Deandra Dottin, who made a first ball duck, finished the series without half a century to their credit. The fact that the West Indies still managed to publish competitive totals without them would be among their findings in the series. On Saturday, both batters fell in successive installments in 12th place, but the West Indies recovered to add 93 more. Tumi Sekhukhune, the 19-year-old fast bowler who played alone in his room T20I, finished as the most economical bowler, with figures of 4-0-19-1.
South Africa was out of the blocks quickly courtesy of Lee's aggression. his 24 balls 42 containing 10 fours. His career of 37 races for the first window with Laura Woolvardt in just four starts set the tone. Although they lost two quick windows, the trigger at the start allowed them to handle the momentum through the entries.
Mignon du Preez, the former captain, played a reassuring blow in the middle, lifting his side from a slightly unstable position. for 3. He made a 21-ball 25 to jump to the target before Tryon and Marizanne Kapp fell in the space of six deliveries with the target at a contact distance. When needing one to win the last two balls, Saarah Smith picked up the single from Shamilia Connell.