South Africa have won the ODI series against the WHITE FERNS after claiming an eight wicket win and an unassailable 2-0 series lead at Eden Park Outer Oval.
WHITE FERNS skipper Sophie Devine won the toss and elected to bat first but her side could only muster 115 in 36 overs.
Suzie Bates top scored with 38, the innings stuttering with back-to-back run outs of key batters Sophie Devine then Katie Perkins.
South Africa’s women made short work of the total, Lizelle Lee (38) once again showing her class at the top of the order before Mignon du Preez (35*) and Sune Luus (37*) finished the match off in the 24th over.
The teams now head to Hamilton for the third and final ODI on Thursday.
AS IT HAPPENED...
Time for a drink at the @edenparknz Outer Oval 🍹@OfficialCSA with the better of the early exchanges with a couple of run outs! Suzie Bates and Katey Martin at the crease 🏏— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 27, 2020
🇳🇿 56/4 | https://t.co/PEjpSuK2vF#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/Mei4d5GTG8
TOUGH START! Another double strike for @OfficialCSA's Khaka. She gets Suzie Bates chopping on for 38, then bowls Melie Kerr cheaply 🏏— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 27, 2020
🇳🇿 88/7 | https://t.co/PEjpSusrE7#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/UaIIACDwQm
100 up for the WHITE FERNS 👏🏽— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 27, 2020
A few more wickets than we would've wanted but a chance for the lower order to bat some time...
🇳🇿 103/7 | https://t.co/yhg5b4EQ04#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/oc1BYcStcq
INNINGS COMPLETE 🏏 @OfficialCSA produce a strong showing with the ball, bowling us out for 115 ➡️ Play to resume at 3:10pm— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 27, 2020
🇳🇿 115 | https://t.co/PEjpSuK2vF#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/3E22iAxLd2
WICKET | Wolvaardt departs without scoring as she is caught at first slip off Devine's bowling. #ProteasWomen 15/1. Sune Luus next in at #3. Target 116 #WeAreMore #AlwaysRising pic.twitter.com/02KlOIUntq— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) January 27, 2020
WICKET! Jess Kerr has her first international wicket! Lee goes for 38 🏏 Quick check upstairs to see if it carried to our skipper, no problems 👍🏽— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 27, 2020
🇿🇦 CARD | https://t.co/PEjpSuK2vF#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/ETjF8vMTwf