South Africa was beaten 31 runs by the West Indies at the T20 Women’s World Cup, in a match played in St Lucia on Thursday morning.

After winning the toss, the Proteas Women started well, with Shabnim Ismael taking three early wickets.

But they then let the West Indies batters get away a bit, and the home side reached 107 for 7 in 20 overs.

Marizanne Kapp and Lizelle Lee put on a decent stand of 31 for the 2nd wicket, and seemed to have laid a good platform.

But Lee’s fall, and the in-form Dane (da-nay) van Niekerk’s run out led to panic, and a major batting collapse.

South Africa lost their last 9 wickets for just 28 runs. They were bowled out for 76, with 8 balls remaining.  The West Indies now top Group A ahead of England.

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