INDW vs SAW T20: India has defeated South Africa by 27 runs in the first match of the T20 Tri Series in South Africa.
Highlights 2023: Match Summery
The first T20 match of the tri-series was played between India and South Africa women’s team at the Buffalo Park in East London.
Batting first after losing the toss, the Indian women’s team scored 147 runs in the allotted 20 overs. From India, Yashika Bhatia scored 34 runs, Deepti Sharma scored 33 runs, while Amanjot Kaur, playing the first international match of her career, scored a quick 41 runs.
Chasing 148 runs, the South African Women’s team could only manage 120 runs for nine wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 27 runs. For the Africa women’s cricket team, captain Sune Luus scored 29 runs and her teammate Tryon scored 26 runs.
INDW vs SAW T20: Player Of The Match
Amanjot Kaur, who made her international debut today, was awarded the player of the match for her blistering 41 runs.
A debut to remember!— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) January 20, 2023
Debutant Amanjot Kaur bagged the Player of the Match award for her crucial 41*(30) as #TeamIndia registered a 27-run victory in the first match of the Tri-Series 👏🏻👏🏻
Scorecard ▶️https://t.co/ln4aIAm4a6 #SAvIND pic.twitter.com/MAdLe3isDZ
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INDW vs SAW T20: Full Match Highlights
South Africa won the toss and invited India to bat first.
INDW vs SAW T20: SAW Playing 11
Anneke Bosch, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Delmi Tucker, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba
INDW vs SAW T20: INDW Playing 11
Smriti Mandhana (c), Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Amanjot Kaur, Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anjali Sarvani
INDW vs SAW T20: India Batting
Opening Batters Yashika Bhatia and Smriti Mandhana, who came from Indian side, started India’s innings but India’s start was not good. Smriti Mandhana was dismissed for 14 runs in the third over.
Harleen Kaur, who came on the field for the second wicket, made a short partnership with Yashika Bhatia and went out on the team’s score of 34 runs. Ayabonga Khaka runout her.
On the score of 34 runs, Mlaba got Jemimah Rodrigues out caught for a duck. By the time Rodrigues was dismissed, India were 34 for 3 in 6.5 overs.
The Indian women’s team was in trouble after losing 3 wickets for 34 runs. But then came Devika Vaidya and she tried to build a partnership with Yashika Bhatia.
Both added 26 runs together and Yashika Bhatia was also bowled out by Delmi Tucker in the tenth over. Yashika Bhatia contributed a brilliant 35 runs.
After 10 overs, the Indian women team’s score was 62 runs for 4 wickets and here, India was looking in a very good position.
Then in the twelfth over, Devika Vaidya was also dismissed for 69 runs. Mlaba dismissed her on a personal score of 9 runs and gave India the fifth blow.
After 5 wickets, Amanjot Kaur came on the field who was going to play her first international match today. Amanjot Kaur and Radhika Sharma, who were present on the field, together started washing the bowlers of South Africa and both started scoring runs fast.
Radhika Sharma scored 33 runs in 23 races while Amanjot Kaur scored 41 runs in 30 races. Together they took India’s score to 147 runs.
Although Radhika Sharma got out on the fifth ball of 20 overs. Kapp got her caught out. Amanjot Kaur returned to the pavilion after scoring an unbeaten 41 and thus India gave South Africa a target of 148 runs.
INDW vs SAW T20: SAW Bowling
For South Africa, N Mlaba took two wickets and apart from him, Marizanne Kapp, Tucker and Ayabonga Khaka took one wicket each.
INDW vs SAW T20: SAW Batting
Chasing the target of 48 runs, the start of the South African team was also not good. The opening batsmen Laura Wolvaardt and Anneke Bosch who came to start the match, could not stay at the crease for long. And in the second over itself, Deepti Sharma bowled and caught Laura Wolvaardt out and sent her to the pavilion.
She add just scored 27 runs Rajeshwari Gaikwad got Anneke Bosch caught out. Anneke Bosch could score only 2 runs.
After the fall of 2 wickets, Captain Sune Luus came and saved the team from trouble. Captain Sune Luus and Marizanne Kapp took forward together and took the team’s score to 54 runs.
But then Devika Vaidya got Marizanne Kapp caught out on the last ball of 10 overs. Marizanne Kapp made an important contribution of 22 runs.
Right now the innings of the South Africa team was stable that in the 12th over, 2 wickets fell in the form of captain Russia and collision.
Indian wicket-keeper Yashika Bhatia run out African captain Sune Luus while Delmi Tucker was clean bowled by Devika. Captain Luus scored 29 runs with the help of three fours, while Delme Tucker was dismissed for a duck on the first ball.
After the dismissal of both, the South Africa team’s score became 5 wickets for 64 runs in 12 overs.
A partnership was then formed between Chloe Tryon and Nadine de Klerk, which took South Africa’s score over 100 runs.
There was a quick partnership of 39 runs between the two, Chloe Tryon was dismissed in the 17th over. He was dismissed LBW by Deepti Sharma on a individual score of 23 runs.
As soon as Chloe Tryon was out, the hope of winning the South African team ended. After 17 overs, the team’s score was 103 for 6 and now South Africa’s team needed 45 runs in the next 3 overs at a required run rate of 15.
The pressure of the required run rate on the African batsmen was increasing and Nadine de Klerk was also dismissed in 19 overs. She was clean bowled by Neha Rana on an individual score of 16 runs.
Nadine de Klerk’s wicket fell as the seventh wicket and as soon as she was dismissed, the African team’s batting completely faltered and the African team could only score 120 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
INDW vs SAW T20: Indian Bowling
All the Indian bowlers did well for India. Especially Deepti Sharma using her experience took three wickets and Devika Vaidya took two wickets.
Apart from them, Neha Rana, Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Radha Yadav took one wicket each.
INDW vs SAW T20: Conclusion
India Women’s team has won the first match of the Tri series and took the lead in the series.