Date and Day – 26 September 2019, Thursday.
Match 2 – India Women vs South Africa Women.
Time-7:00 PM IST.
Venue – Lalbhai Contractor Stadium, Surat.
The Indian Women’s team will now go into the second T20I with a 1-0 lead. The first game was closely contested and saw a large number of people turning up for the game. Approximately 17 thousand people were present on the ground to witness the game live which brought more life to an already enthralling encounter.
After winning the toss the South African Women’s team opted to bowl first. They did quite a good job restricting India to score 130 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur scored who came to the crease at the loss of two wickets was the highest scorer for India scoring 43 runs. The next best being Smriti Mandhana who scored 21 runs from just 16 deliveries. Shabnim Ismail was the pick of the bowlers for South African women’s team picking up 3 wickets.
While chasing the target of 131 runs South African women fell short by 11 runs. They were in the game just because of Mignon du Preez who played a brilliant knock of 59 runs off just 43 deliveries to keep the South African team in the game. Deepti Sharma made history by bowling three maiden overs and picking up 3 wickets, which tied their scoring rate. Going into the second game South African Women’s team would expect better performance from their batting unit, while the Indian Women’s team would like to continue from where they left.
Head to Head
In the previous 5 encounters, the Indian Women’s team has beaten South African Women’s team in 3 games while losing a solitary game and one game ended in No result. Spin played a major part in the last game the match depends totally on how well the South African team plays India’s spinners.
Played-5, India-3, South Africa-1, NR-1.
Indian Women’s Squad for first 3 T20Is
Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Veda Krishnamurthy, Harleen Deol, Anuja Patil, Shafali Verma, Mansi Joshi
South Africa Women’s Squad
Sune Luus (c), Anneke Bosch, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Lizelle Lee, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sune Luus, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Tumi Sekhukhune, Shabnim Ismail, Nadine de Klerk.