The Windies women are still 1-0 down in their three-match series against South Africa at the Kensington oval in Barbados after rain left them with a no result in their second ICC Women’s Championship encounter.
Sent into bat, South Africa scored 177-8 from a maximum of 38 overs with no further play being possible after that.
The Windies, for the second time in as many games, had proved difficult for the South Africans to manipulate with the bat.
Only South Africa skipper Dane van Niekerk seemed able to counter the bowling and fielding of the Windies women, scoring 53 from 67 balls before she was run out by her opposite number, Stafanie Taylor.
Wicketkeeper/batsman Lizelle Lee scored 22 at the top of the order, while batting at number three, Sune Luus scored 20. The other contributions of note came from Chloe-Lesleigh Tyron, 37, and Migdnon du Preez, 19.
The three fought valiantly agains the bowling of Deandra Dottin, 3-29 from eight overs, Shamilia Connel, 1-39 from eight, Shakera Selman, 1-32, and Anisa Mohammed, 1-21.
Prior to the game, Windies women coach, Gus Logie, had lauded the Windies women and the leadership of Taylor for the way they had conducted themselves on the field in that defeat.
The Proteas were restricted to 201 from their 50 overs but the Windies failed to bat well and lost by 40 runs.
Now they are in a fight to save a draw from the series.
The salvage job will be played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Saturday.