India Women vs South Africa Women:
India Women: 130/8
South Africa Women: 119 (19.5/20 overs, target 131)
India Women won the match by 11 runs against South Africa Women.
India Women scored 130 runs at the cost of 8 wickets in 20 overs while batting first against South Africa Women. South Africa Women were only able to score 119 runs in 19.5 overs before losing all wickets to India Women in their chase of 131 runs. India Women won the 1st T20I of South Africa Women tour of India 2019/20 by 11 runs.
India Women innings against South Africa Women:
At the start of the 1st T20I of South Africa Women’s tour of India, South Africa Women won the toss and elected to field first. India Women sent the debutant Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana to bat first against South Africa Women. Shafali Verma went out on a duck in the first over of the match while Smriti Mandhana scored 21 runs off 16 balls by hitting 4 fours all over the ground for India Women.
India Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur played an impressive inning by hitting 43 runs off 34 balls with the help of 3 fours and 2 sixes to bring her team towards a defendable total. India Women’s captain Kaur’s 43 runs off 34 balls pushed India Women towards their total of 130 runs in the 20 overs against South Africa Women.
South Africa Women’s Shabnim Ismail bowled exceptionally well for her team as she took 3 wickets by conceding only 26 runs in her 4 overs. Nadine de Klerk took 2 wickets for South Africa Women while Shangase and Tumi Sekhukhune took 1 wicket each against India Women. South Africa Women required 131 runs off 120 balls to win the match against India Women.
South Africa Women’s innings against India Women:
South Africa Women’s wicketkeeper-batsman Lizelle Lee and Tazmin Brits came to bat first against India Women. Lizelle Lee scored 16 runs by hitting 4 fours on 11 balls while Tazmin Brits only made 3 runs off 11 balls. South Africa Women were struggling with the bat as in the 12th over South Africa Women had lost 6 wickets at the score of 65 runs with 66 runs still required in 8 overs with only 4 wickets in hand to win the match against India Women.
Mignon du Preez was the only batsman from South Africa Women who performed brilliantly with the bat as she scored 59 runs off 43 balls by hitting 4 fours and 3 sixes around the ground to bring South Africa Women so close to the target of 131 runs as they needed only 12 runs off 5 balls but that was not enough as she lost her wicket to Radha Yadav in the last over and South Africa Women could only score 119 runs in 19.5 overs against India Women, losing the match by 11 runs.
India Women’s bowlers bowled really well today as Deepti Sharma took 3 wickets by conceding only 8 runs and bowling 3 maiden overs. India Women’s Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, and Radha Yadav took 2 wickets each against South Africa women while India Women’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur took 1 wicket in her 3 overs at the cost of 20 runs.
India Women’s Deepti Sharma was awarded the “Player of the Match” award because of her amazing performance with the bowl, bowling 3 maiden overs out of 4 and taking 3 wickets at the cost of only 8 runs against South Africa Women.
India Women won the match by 20 runs against South Africa Women and now India Women are leading the 5-match T20I series of South Africa Women tour of India 2019/20 with 1-0.