India had won four out of four games before Saturday but they found the going tough against South Africa and suffered their first loss of the ICC Women’s World Cup in five matches. Despite the loss, India are second in the points table and still have a chance to reach the semi-final. South Africa posted 273/8 batting first but India could not get going in the chase. Only Deepti Sharma scored 60 runs while others fell like nine-pins. India were bowled out for 158 runs in 46 overs and South Africa won the game by 115 runs. By the virtue of this win, South Africa are now fourth in the points table and closer to the semi-final berth.
India XI: Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav
South Africa XI: Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk (capt), Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Moseline Daniels