India Women vs South Africa Women, 4th T20: Match called off due to rain

The match between India Women vs South Africa Women has been called off due to rain. India cannot lose the series now.

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India Women vs South Africa Women 4th T20I: The fourth encounter between the Indian eves and their South African counterparts was called off due to rain.  It has been a sad end to what could have been an engaging contest. Earlier, before rain interrupted play South Africa had scored a challenging 130/3 in 15 overs. Lizelle Lee and skipper Dane van Niekerk scored their respective half-centuries to put their side in a commanding position. But once rain halted play there was no coming back. India will be the happier lot considering they cannot lose the series now. They lead the series by a margin of 2-1 with one game remaining in the series.

India women’s cricket team have been in a good form in their tour to the rainbow nation. Not only did they win the ODI series comprehensively but are also leading the T20I series 2-1. After registering victories in the first two T20Is of the 6-match series, team India succumbed to a defeat against South Africa in the third encounter at Johannesburg. However, the Indian eves are on the brink of history as they take on the Proteas women in the next match. If they can secure a win in Centurion then it will be the first time that the Indian eves will have recorded two series victories in South Africa. The hosts, on the other hand, will aim for a repeat of their performance at Johannesburg to level the series.

India Women vs South Africa Women, 4th T20I: As it happened

  1. 7:23PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Match Called off!

    The match between India Women vs South Africa Women has been called off due to rain. India cannot lose the series now. They lead the series by a margin of 2-1 with one game remaining in the series. It has been a sad end to what could have been an engaging contest. Thank you for joining us. We will be back with the men's encounter at 9.30 pm IST. Do join us there. Till then goodbye and take care. 

  2. 7:11PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Revised Targets

    Currently, India requires 148 in 15 overs.  However, if the game is shortened to 10 overs then India will need 109. If it is further shortened to 5 overs then India will need 61 runs. Let's see where things stand ultimately. As of now, there are reports of a light drizzle. Slight delay again. Stay tuned for more updates.

  3. 6:55PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Revised target for India - 148 in 15 overs

    India has been set a revised target of 148 in 15 overs. This is the revised score as per the Duckworth and Lewis method. Earlier, South Africa had scored 130/3 in 15.3 overs.

  4. 6:42PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Rain has stopped!

    Good news folks! Rain has stopped at Centurion. The groundsmen are working in full swing. We are hoping that play will start soon.

  5. 6:34PM
    21 Feb, 18
    How does DLS method work?

    Using the D/L method, it takes into consideration that a team has two resources – overs left to face and wickets left in the bag. So to calculate the final score, these two numbers are looked at in combination.

    “It is much easier to chase 100 runs with ten wickets left than with one wicket left, but the D/L method is the first of its kind to recognise this,” said Simon Hughes a cricket statistician.

    The simple way of looking at D/L method is this, if the chasing side is ahead of the par score when rain comes calling, then they are awarded the win if no further play can take place. If a side is asked to chase 300 runs for a win and rain is forecast, it is expected for the second team to go on the attack to stay ‘in front’ of the opposition.

  6. 6:25PM
    21 Feb, 18
    What is DLS method?

    "The method devised by two statisticians Frank Duckworth and Tony Lewis is the prevailing system used to adjust victory targets in limited overs cricket in the event of a rain delay. The mathematicians have long tried to figure the best course of action to devise targets in case of rain but never been able to find a perfect method. Duckworth-Lewis method comes close to that target using few anomalies."

  7. 6:21PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Could Duckworth and Lewis method come into play?

    With more than half n hour of play already gone, it does seem like DLS method will come into effect in the 4th T20I at Centurion. This effectively means India will most likely be set a revised target. We are yet to ascertain how much that will be.

  8. 6:12PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Rain continues to pour

    It is still raining at the ground in Centurion. Just 27 balls remaining in the South African innings to culminate. Both the teams will be hoping for the match to restart as soon as possible. After all the series is on the line.

  9. 5:48PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Grey clouds over Centurion

    Grey clouds hover over Supersports Park. However, it does not seem like it is going to go anytime soon. People in the crowds are running to take cover. South Africa are placed at 130 for 3 after 15.3 ovs. Stay tuned for more updates

  10. 5:41PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Rain interrupts play. SA -130/3 after 15.3 ovs

    A strong drizzle is coming down at Supersports Park in Centurion. We had told you there were chances of rain but had not expected it so soon. India will be relieved at this break as South Africa were in a commanding position. Stay tuned for more updates.

  11. 5:38PM
    21 Feb, 18
    WICKET! SA - 106/2 after 13 ovs

    OUT! Deepti Sharma bags her second wicket. Sune Luus is trapped lbw. India slowly clawing back. SA -128/3 after 15 ovs. Mignon du Preez walks in to join Lizelle Lee who is batting on 58.

  12. 5:31PM
    21 Feb, 18
    GONE! SA - 106/2 after 13 ovs

    Chloe Tryon is dismissed for just 2 runs. Tries to pull one on the leg side but a good catch by Rumeli Dhar at square-leg. Poonam Yadav gets her first wicket.

  13. 5:27PM
    21 Feb, 18
    OUT!

    India gets their first breakthrough. SA skipper van Niekerk is out for 55. Deepti Sharma picks up a wicket. 13 runs from the over but most importantly a wicket at last for India. SA are 106/1 after 13 overs.

  14. 5:25PM
    21 Feb, 18
    FIFTY!

    50 for SA skipper Dane van Niekerk. She hits a six off Deepti Sharma and brings up her 6th T20 half-century in style. South Africa are on fire and have brought up their 100 without losing a wicket.

  15. 5:19PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Expensive Over, SA - 89/0 after 11 ovs

    Rajeshwari Gayakwad is having a bad day at the office. After leaking 15 in her first over, she has given away 16 runs in her second. Lee has got her measure and smashed her for 2 sixes in the 11th over. SA are heading towards a 100-run opening stand.

  16. 5:15PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Halfway stage, SA are 73/0

    It has been a really good start for the Proteas women. At the halfway mark, they have piled 73 runs on the scoreboard.  Openers Dane van Niekerk(36) and Lizelle Lee (30) have dominated proceedings. India bowlers look bereft of ideas.

  17. 4:56PM
    21 Feb, 18
    End of POWERPLAY! SA (W) 44/0

    At the end of the powerplay, SA are 44/0. This is a great start for the South African women. India needs to pull things back before it's too late.

  18. 4:54PM
    21 Feb, 18
    SIX!

    Lizelle Lee heaves one on the leg side and its a MAXIMUM! First six of the match. Poor start for Rajeshwari Gayakwad, 15 of her first over. Proteas are off to a flyer.

  19. 4:51PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Boundary!

    Spin is introduced early-on. Left-arm orthodox, Rajeshwari Gayakwad comes into the attack but is welcomed with a four.  Van Niekerk sweeps one towards the fine-leg region. India needs to control the flow of runs. A boundary every over is not helping their cause.

  20. 4:45PM
    21 Feb, 18
    FOUR!

    Dane van Niekerk pulls a short delivery by Dhar towards the mid-wicket boundary.  A desperate dive by the fielder but to no avail. South Africa are off to a brisk start.

  21. 4:42PM
    21 Feb, 18
    No Ball, Free Hit

    Rumeli Dhar has bowled a no-ball in her first over. It is a chest high full-toss which has been given a no-ball. This is a crime in the powerplay.  However, only one run is scored off the free hit.

  22. 4:34PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Good start for India

    2 runs of the first over. Pooja Vastrakar does a good job with the new ball. It will be crucial that India does not leak runs in the powerplay. Veteran Rumeli Dhar to bowl the second over.

  23. 4:31PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Here we Go!

    Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk are at the crease for South Africa. Pooja Vastrakar has the new ball in her hand for India. Umpire Siphelele Gasa signals - PLAY!

  24. 4:26PM
    21 Feb, 18
    South Africa XI

    SA Playing XI: Lizelle Lee(w), Dane van Niekerk(c), Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Moseline Daniels, Raisibe Ntozakhe

  25. 4:23PM
    21 Feb, 18
    INDIA XI-

    Ind Playing XI: Harmanpreet (C), Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Krishnamurthy, Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma, Rodrigues, Dhar, Vastrakar, Bhatia (W), Poonam Yadav

  26. 4:12PM
    21 Feb, 18
    TOSS!

    India Women have won the toss and elected to field first. Considering that there is forecast for rain later on, it seems like a wise decision by skipper Harmanpreet Kaur.

  27. 3:53PM
    21 Feb, 18
    Welcome to our Live Blog!

    Hello and welcome to our Live blog on the 4th T20I between India Women and South Africa Women. We will give you updates on the toss and team news shortly. Stay tuned for all the Live action.