Must win for India women vs Strong South Africa
Indian women’s won the toss chose to bat
Smiriti Mandhana 71(84) & Shefali Varma 53(46) made a solid opening of 91 runs and run out by(sune Luus/T Chetty) and soon Yashika Bhatia was bowled by Tyron India suddenly becoming 96-2.
However, Mithali Raj and Smriti’s steady play took India to 176-3. When Smriti departed Harman Preet joined hands with Mithali stand 58 run partnership Klaas picked the wicket of Mithali 68(84) suddenly India went back foot completing innings with 274/7, not a score India would have expected when had a good partnership in the Middle Harmanpreet 48(57).
With 275 to chase South Africa began with a run-out by Harman Preet. Eventually had a good partnership of 124 runs between Wolvaardat 80(79) and Goodall 49(69).
Even Though the wickets fell in run out India was not able to stop the partnership building. Luus 22(27), Kapp 32(30) Tyron 17(9) Preez 52(63).
7 runs were needed off the last over with 4 wickets in hand Deepti Sharma gave the ball to bowl the last over.
When Trisha Chetty got run out the equation became 3 runs from 1 ball. Unfortunately, Deepti put his feet before the line which broke the hearts of Indians. 1 from 1 South Africa won the match by 3 wickets.
West Indies went into the semi-finals because India lost the match.