Proteas and Windies reach World Cup

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South Africa, pictured, and West Indies will play in the 2013 Women's World Cup in India

South Africa and West Indies have qualified for the 2013 Women’s World Cup thanks to topping their pools in the qualifying tournament at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Both won all four group games and therefore progress to the competition in India where England will defend their 2009 title.

The winners of tomorrow’s games between the Netherlands and Pakistan plus Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will also secure World Cup places.

Those matches will also set up a round of play-offs to rank the eight teams in the qualifying event.