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India vs South Africa Women’s 4th T20 Highlights: South Africa fail spin test as India register huge win by 51 runs

India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) Women's 4th T20 Highlights: Shafali Verma makes a good comeback with a quickfire 46 after bagging a duck on debut

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 3, 2019 6:44:24 pm
India women ODI squad, India women T20I squad, India women tour of West Indies, India women vs West Indies women, IND W vs WI W 2019, cricket news India have taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the five-match T20I series (Source: BCCI)

India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) Women’s 4th T20 Highlights: South African batters failed the Indian spin test yet again as six of their batters got out to spin bowlers. They failed to keep up the required run rate and managed to score just 89 for seven wickets chasing a target of 140 in a rain-curtailed 17 overs per side game. Only two South African batters registered double-digit scores – Laura Wolvaardt (23) and Tazmin Brits. Poonam Yadav took three wickets whereas Radha Yadav took two. South Africa team management may have missed a trick by sending in-form batter and half-centurion of the previous game, Mignon du Preez in to bat when the required run rate was alarming.

Put to bat first, Indian openers were able to utilise the powerplay overs. Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana were aided by the dropped catches and sloppy fielding from the South African side. Shafali scored a 33-ball 46 after bagging a duck on debut. Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma contributed towards the end of the innings and helped India post 140 for four wickets in the first innings. India have taken an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the five-match T20I series.

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India vs South Africa Women's 4th T20 Highlights:

22:39 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Huge win!

South Africa manage to score just 89 runs for 7 wickets from 17 overs. A huge win for India by 51 runs. Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar finish well. India take an unassailable lead of 2-0 in the five-match T20I series. 

22:29 (IST)01 Oct 2019
WICKET!

Radha Yadav strikes again. Ismail goes for a maximum after hitting a boundary but finds Deepti Sharma in the deep. SA - 85/7 in 14.5 overs

22:23 (IST)01 Oct 2019
BOWLED!

Deepti Sharma gets her first wicket of the match. Tazmin Brits gets out trying to hit a big shot. The required run rate is too much for South Africa lower order batters to keep up with. SA - 74/6 in 13.3 overs

22:16 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Dropped!

First catch dropped by the Indian fielder. Deepti Sharma drops a dolly. Sune Luus gets a second life. Poonam Yadav robbed of a third wicket. 

22:12 (IST)01 Oct 2019
WICKET!

Poonam Yadav strikes twice in two balls. Last match's half-centurion Mignon du Preez bags a golden duck. South Africa sent her too late in this run chase. On a hat-trick, Poonam was able to beat the South African skipper but could not get the wicket. The required run rate is getting out of hands now. SA - 65/4 in 11 overs

22:09 (IST)01 Oct 2019
WICKET!

Nadine de Klerk falls prey to Poonam Yadav. An easy catch for Shafali Verma. She falls for 9. SA - 65/3 in 10.4 overs

22:07 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Required run rate climbs up

Radha Yadav bowls an excellent over. Just three singles from the over. The required run rate is now over 11 runs per over. South Africa missed a trick by not sending previous match's half-centurion Mignon du Preez early in this run chase. SA - 63/2 in 10 overs

22:03 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Harmanpreet goes for runs

Two boundaries from Harmanpreet Kaur's second over. Couple of poor deliveries from the captain. The South African batters capitalise on short deliveries, 11 runs from the over. The required run rate is now over 10 runs per over. SA - 60/2 in 9 overs

21:59 (IST)01 Oct 2019
WICKET!

Laura Wolvaardt gets out just when she was looking settled on the crease. Wolvaardt tries to take on left-arm spinner Radha Yadav but could not clear the 30-yard circle, she falls for 23. SA - 49/2 in 8 overs

21:55 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Yadav into the attack

After getting hit for a boundary off the first delivery of her over, Poonam Yadav does well to slow down the flow of runs. Six runs from the over despite the boundary. SA - 42/1 in 7 overs

21:52 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Harmanpreet into attack

The skipper introduces herself into the attack. Just three singles from her over. She tried to bowl more flighted deliveries, not giving the batters much pace. SA - 36/1 in 6 overs

21:47 (IST)01 Oct 2019
End of powerplay

South Africa are two runs ahead of India at the end of powerplay. Deepti Sharma comes back into the attack, six runs from her second over. SA - 33/1 in 5 overs

21:45 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Expensive from Shikha

Five wides early in the over, Shikha Pandey loses her line and length. An edge flying past the wicketkeeper followed by a shot from the middle of the bat of Wolvaardt. 13 runs from the over. SA - 27/1 in 4 overs

21:38 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Vastrakar starts off well

Just four runs from Pooja Vastrakar's first over of the match. Vastrakar looks in much more control of the new ball tonight. SA - 14/1 in 3 overs

21:33 (IST)01 Oct 2019
RUN OUT!

Never run off a misfield. Lizelle Lee throws her wicket away. Pooja Vastrakar's direct hit sends Lee back into the pavillion. SA - 10/1 in 2 overs

21:29 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Good start

Despite just five runs from the first over, South Africa will look at it as a decent start. One boundary from Deepti Sharma's over. Lizelle Lee takes the off-spinner on. SA - 5/0 in 1 over

21:26 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Deepti to open

Deepti Sharma to open the bowling. She bowled three maiden overs in the previous match. Target - 141. 

21:16 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Finish with a drop

Another dropped catch off the last ball of the innings. 11 runs from the last over. Deepti Sharma remains unbeaten for 20, Pooja Vastrakar for 5. IND - 140/4 in 17 overs

21:11 (IST)01 Oct 2019
BOWLED!

Jemimah Rodrigues outfoxed by an inswinger from Khaka. Good comeback from Khaka after getting hit for a boundary off the previous delivery. Rodrigues departs for 33 from 22 deliveries. Pooja Vastrakar comes to bat and faces a dot delivery. Ismail to bowl the last over. IND - 129/4 in 16 overs

21:06 (IST)01 Oct 2019
Run, run, run!

This has been a fruitful partnership for India. Just one dot ball from the over despite excellent bowling from Shabnim Ismail. Six runs from the over. IND - 124/3 in 15 overs

South Africa Women: Lizelle Lee(w), Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Nadine de Klerk, Mignon du Preez, Sune Luus(c), Nondumiso Shangase, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Lara Goodall, Sinalo Jafta, Anne Bosch

India Women: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia(w), Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Anuja Patil, Mansi Joshi, Harleen Deol, Arundhati Reddy

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