South Africa have won the ODI series 3-0 after victory over the WHITE FERNS in the final match at Seddon Park.
The WHITE FERNS were sent in to bat by South Africa but their innings only lasted 38 overs as they were bowled out for 149.
Suzie Bates made her second half-century of the series to top score with 51, but the fall of wickets at regular intervals, with the exception of a 59-run stand between Bates and skipper Sophie Devine, meant the WHITE FERNS were unable to build any momentum.
The WHITE FERNS bowlers did what they could to defend the total, claiming four South African wickets, but ultimately there weren't enough runs on the board as Mignon du Preez (35*) and Marizanne Kapp (16*) saw their side home in the 38th over.
Focus now turns to the T20I series, which begins at Bay Oval on Sunday.
AS IT HAPPENED...
We’ve got a smiling @LTahuhu, but looks like @lauramcgoldrick needs her sunnies on @skysportnz 😎— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 30, 2020
Sorry Laura! 😂
DRINKS here at Seddon Park - Bates & Devine ticking it along nicely 🏏
🇳🇿 66/2 | https://t.co/OjzbeRSpuH#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/A0AbZhca1b
INNINGS COMPLETE 🏏— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 30, 2020
Another excellent @OfficialCSA bowling performance as we're dismissed for 149, Luus returning top figures of 6-45.
🇳🇿149 LIVE CARD | https://t.co/OjzbeRSpuH#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/XXQ0Opyuhe
A good South African start is halted by Jess Kerr with the help of some sharp catching from Bates.— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 30, 2020
Time to break for a feed, play to resume shortly.
🇿🇦45/1 | https://t.co/OjzbeRSpuH#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/vDb8QQXnAg
BANG BANG! Melie Kerr grabs the wicket of Luus shortly after the resumption of play to keep us in the game 🏏— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 30, 2020
Devine then takes an absolute screamer off her own bowling to remove the set Wolvaardt🚀😮
🇿🇦78/3 | https://t.co/OjzbeRSpuH#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/xoo7ejfKsS
🗣 “We were simply outplayed today, well done to South Africa they were too good. We’ve got to look forward now and we know we are a really strong T20 side, so that becomes our focus.” - @sophdevine77 🏏#NZvSA #cricketnation pic.twitter.com/pjQmtHxN3h— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) January 30, 2020