Windies, South Africa third T20I called off after rain

By Sports Desk September 30, 2018

The third T20 international between Windies Women and South Africa was called off after heavy rains pummeled the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Torouba.

The Windies had entered the game looking to close out the five-match T20 series having previously secured 17-run and nine-wicket wins over the hosts.   The match was, however, called off without a ball being bowled due to a wet outfield.  In its most recent encounter, the defending world T20 champions had been particularly impressive at the same venue on Friday.

Spin bowler Anisa Mohammed claimed an impressive 5 for 24 to restrict the South Africans to 108 for 8.  The regional team then had little trouble chasing the target after losing Hayley Matthews early on.  The Windies will not only be looking to keep that type of momentum for the rest of the series but also heading into the start of the World Cup, which will bowl off in the Caribbean in November.

 

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