It was a day when India’s last push to the Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. Got off to a strong start thanks to the combination of new and experienced players. India was in danger of losing when the veteran Deepti Sharma and the inexperienced Amanjot Kaur helped them reach what ultimately proved to be the winning score. Even though India was 69 for 5 in the 12th over, their efforts enabled India to score 44 runs in the final four overs to reach 147.
The Indian spinners then stifled South Africa and sealed a 27-run victory. By taking advantage of the sluggish, dry surface in the hot, humid weather.
This came after the absence of the India captain Harmanpreet Kaur due to illness. And the absence of the tourists’ starting XI’s Shikha Pandey, Renuka Singh. And Pooja Vastrakar for unknown reasons.
South Africa take control T20 Tri-Series
Smriti Mandhana, filling in for the ill Harmanpreet, and Yastika Bhatia. Frequently utilised their feet to force the tempo after introduced on a somewhat slow surface. After charging down, Mandhana was able to strike Ayabonga Khaka through square leg, but he subsequently tripped while attempting to hit over mid-off.
Sune Luus made sure that South Africa kept the pressure on India. By employing each of her bowlers for a one-over spell in the first four overs. India’s score after the powerplay was 29 to 1. After dancing down the wicket. Harleen Deol welcomed left-arm spinner Nonkululeko Mlaba with a slice past backward point and short third. However, she run after a brief pause on second run’s ball. After missing a pull shot off Mlaba, Jemimah Rodrigues trapped down leg.
Bhatia the batter
If Richa Ghosh and Shafali Verma, who competed in the first Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, had been available, Bhatia might not have made the starting XI. Nonetheless, she seized the chance.
When Bhatia was down to her final life, she was able to judge the surface. She walked around the crease to misdirect the bowlers’ lengths. She started by saluting seamer Nadine de Klerk with a middled heave through midwicket. However, then shifted across her stumps and blasted a full delivery from Masabata Klaas for a big six over fine leg. For the next ball, she picked the short ball and drove the pull through square leg.
She appeared to be moving into another gear as Delmi Tucker’s quicker off spinner bounced off her back pad onto her stumps. India was floundering at 69 for 5. As Tucker promptly captured Devika Vaidya at backward point with a diving grab.
Deepti &Amanjot destructive bowler T20 Tri-Series
India had to turn to Deepti once more in a time of need to get them out of a pickle. She went about the resurrection act with seam-bowling all-arounder Amanjot at her side. In an effort to put the squeeze on, Luus was pleased to have the slower bowlers on, including herself.
Deepti, however, managed to free herself by lofting Tucker over long-on for a six. Then Amanjot started to shine, breaking many fours through Khaka’s covers. She then hit two more fours off Marizanne Kapp’s subsequent deliveries, the second coming off a lucky top edge over the wicketkeeper. In the 19th over, India was able to score 15 runs thanks to her three fours.
By the time Deepti was bowled in the final over, she and Amanjot had added 76 runs off 50 balls, which is the fourth-best sixth-wicket partnership in women’s T20Is. India was closer to 150 as a result.