Ayabonga Khaka and Marizanne Kapp took a combined five wickets to restrict West Indies to 115 for 8
South Africa 165 for 3 (Lee 75, Matthews 2-43) beat West Indies 115 for 8 (Cooper 26, Kapp 3-31, Khaka 2-8) by 50 runs
The visitors, who were put in to bat, were off to a strong start with Lee and Dane van Niekerk combining to put up a 53-run opening stand. It was left-arm quick Qiana Joseph who made the breakthrough with van Niekerk’s wicket in the seventh over. But Lee continued on, partnering with Marizanne Kapp this time for the second wicket as the duo put up a 69-run stand. Lee brought up her fifty off 39 balls.
“We are very happy with how we handled ourselves in today’s match against the West Indies,” Wolvaardt said after the match.
“As a team I feel we did what was required from us and executed our plans very well. This result goes a long way in lifting our confidence for the rest of series against a very strong Windies team and hopefully keep that good performance going.”
The sides will meet in the decider in the third and final T20I, scheduled to take place at the same venue on September 5. The first T20I was called off due to rain.