Dottin hits blazing 52 as Windies girls whip South Africa 3-0

PAARL, South Africa -- Deandra Dottin cracked a superb half-century as the West Indies Women’s team scored a victory by two runs over South Africa to win the three-match Twenty20 International Series 3-0.

It was a magnificent end to the tour for the West Indies girls who made 97 off 19.2 overs and then limited the home side to 95-6 off 20 overs at the Boland Bank Park, in Paarl in the Western Cape of South Africa on Wednesday.

Dottin, batting at the top of the order, made 52 off just 36 balls -- including a six and two fours in the very first over of the innings. She took the attack to the South African bowlers and made sure the West Indies could post a fighting target.

“I’m feeling really good following my performance today. I got a chance to open the innings and I really wanted to make it count,” said Dottin, who was named Player-of-the-Match. “I was looking to play a big innings for the team. I got off to a good start and I tried to get as many as I could in the powerplay overs. I did not get a lot of runs in the One-Day Internationals, so I really wanted to get some in my last innings on this tour.”

When the West Indies took to the field, slow bowler Chedean Nation was the best with 2-14 off four overs. The game went down to the wire with the Proteas needing 12 off the final over. Medium-pacer Stacy King completed the job with an excellent last over.

“Stacy was very good in the last over and everyone in the team is extremely happy,” Dottin added. “We now have a reason to celebrate after we lost the One-Day Series. We can now have smiles on our face as we return home to play against England. That will be another good challenge for us. We are all really looking forward to it.”

The West Indies women return home on Friday. They will take on England in three ODIs and three Twenty20 Internationals from at the Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts from November 4-12.