Beneath-pressure West Indies Ladies noticed their shedding streak proceed with a 44-run defeat to South Africa Ladies, of their opening sport of the Twenty20 Worldwide Tri-Collection Saturday.
Requested to chase a gettable 142 at Buffalo Park, the Caribbean aspect by no means produced a severe problem and stumbled to 97 for eight from their 20 overs.
Captain Hayley Matthews was the one participant to cross 20 with 23 from 35 deliveries and was considered one of solely three specialist batsmen to achieve double figures.
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West Indies Ladies had been ripped aside by energetic quick bowler Masabata Klaas who snatched 4 for 21 to earn Participant-of-the-Match honours.
The defeat was their sixth in a row in T20 Internationals, following on from their five-match whitewash by the hands of England Ladies final December within the Caribbean.
“I believe it’s pretty clear we’re not scoring sufficient runs, not with the ability to put collectively large enough partnerships and to get sufficient massive scores which is one thing we undoubtedly want with the intention to win the large video games which might be essential,” Matthews instructed a post-match media convention.
“On the identical time, we’ve got quite a lot of accidents in the meanwhile with quite a lot of our key batters out. However [I’m] nonetheless hoping we get some extra runs on the board in future video games and discover a approach to try this, even with the gamers we’ve got proper now as effectively.”
Choosing first knock, the hosts had been propelled by Marizanne Kapp at quantity three, the right-hander top-scoring with 52 from 43 balls with 5 fours as the house aspect reached 141 for 5. She placed on 31 for the second wicket with Laura Wolvaardt (25) who posted a gap stand of 27 with Anneke Bosch (8), earlier than including a essential 63 for the third wicket with captain Sune Luus who made 30 and 26 balls.
Kapp ultimately fell within the 18th over, skying off-spinner Matthews to lengthy off.
Quick bowler Shamilia Connell, in her first sport again since final October, picked up two for 17.
In reply, West Indies Ladies began brightly, Matthews and Britney Cooper (15) placing on 32 from 35 balls for the primary wicket earlier than issues fell aside shortly.
Cooper holed out to mid-off off Klaas within the sixth over and the run chase then collapsed within the house of 13 balls as three wickets tumbled for the addition of a single run.
Rashada Williams was run out on the non-striker’s finish within the ninth over after being despatched again by Matthews and Matthews and Shabika Gajnabi (0) perished in successive deliveries to Klaas within the subsequent over with no runs added at 43.
West Indies Ladies tackle India Ladies of their subsequent match on Monday.