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Cricket | Women

Mignon du Preez © Gallo Images

Proteas women underdogs in Super Sixes



South Africa goes into Friday's Super Sixes match against the West Indies at the Women's Cricket World Cup as underdogs.

The Proteas women are the lowest-ranked of all teams in the Super Sixes and are also the most disadvantaged, as they are the only side to come into this stage of the tournament with no points.

On current form, they are least favourite, but this World Cup has thrown up more than a few surprises and they will be hoping to leave their mark.

"We're really excited to have made the Super Sixes stage. It's just one of the few objectives that we can check off [on] our list as done," said Proteas' captain Mignon du Preez.

"What we're really going to concentrate on going into this stage of the tournament is finishing the game; there were a few occasions when we didn't do as well as we knew we could."

South Africa stormed into the Super Sixes stage with a crushing 126-run victory over Pakistan on Tuesday.

After losing their first two matches of the tournament to New Zealand and Australia, the Proteas finished third in Group B to book a place in the Super Sixes.

West Indies have been inconsistent in the tournament, with two losses and a win, and will once again be banking on the attacking duo of ICC Women's ODI Player of the Year 2012 Stafanie Taylor (SUBS: CORR) and Deandra Dottin to deliver the goods.

Du Preez said the Proteas would stick to the tried and tested at this crucial stage of the competition.

"We are just going to stick to our basics and play each ball as it comes.

"Batting is our biggest area of concern in terms of refining the obvious talent that we know we've got.

"All we need to do is put all the skills we have learned over the years together and ensure we keep calm in the tough spots," she said.

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