3rd T20I: List of Milestones and Records made during India vs South Africa Women

The Women in Blue hosted the Proteas from June 16 to July 9 for a multi-format tour. India dominated the three-match ODI series, winning 3-0, followed by a 10-wicket victory in the one-off Test. The concluding three-match T20I series ended in a 1-1 draw, with India achieving their largest 10-wicket victory margin in T20Is. Here are more such milestones made during the match.

3rd T20I List of Milestones and Records made during India vs South Africa Women
3rd T20I List of Milestones and Records made during India vs South Africa Women

In the initial T20I, South Africa made a comeback, posting 189 runs and securing their maiden victory in the multi-format series by 12 runs. The second T20I was washed out due to rain, resulting in no outcome. In the final T20I and the last match of the multi-format tour, India won the toss and opted to field first. South Africa struggled, losing wickets regularly and posting a modest total of 84 runs in 17.1 overs, with Tazmin Brits being the top scorer with 20 runs off 23 balls. Pooja Vastrakar was the standout bowler for India, taking 4 wickets for just 13 runs in her 3.1 overs, while Radha Yadav contributed with 3 wickets for 6 runs in her 3 overs. Chasing a target of 85 runs, India’s openers, Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, easily reached the target. Mandhana scored an unbeaten 54 off 40 balls, including 8 fours and 2 sixes, while Verma contributed 27 not out off 25 balls. India comfortably reached the target in 10.5 overs without losing a wicket, securing an emphatic 10-wicket victory, resulting in a tie in the T20I series at 1-1. Pooja Vastrakar was awarded the Player of the Match as well as the Player of the Series accolade for her consistent performance of claiming eight wickets throughout the three-match T20I series.

Here are the milestones from the match:

1) Laura Wolvaardt completes 6000 International Runs, becoming the fastest and youngest to do so.

Fastest to 6000 International runs (By Innings)

Karen Rolton 160 Innings
Stafanie Taylor 162 innings
Meg Lanning 166 innings
Laura Wolvaardt 166 innings
Mithali Raj 169 innings

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Youngest to 6000 International runs

Stafanie Taylor 24y 293d
Laura Wolvaardt 25y 74d
Smriti Mandhana 26y 185d
Meg Lanning 27y 121d
Sarah Taylor 28y 152d

2) Pooja Vastrakar completes 50 T20I wickets

Youngest pacer from full-time playing nations to take 50 T20I wickets

Ellyse Perry 23y 144d
Anya Shrubsole 23y 259d
Pooja Vastrakar 24y 288d
Megan Schutt 25y 297d
Sophie Devine 26y 200d

3) Pooja Vastrakar becomes only the 2nd Indian pacer to take 50 T20I wickets after Jhulan Goswami

4) Most runs in a 3 T20Is bilateral series from SA-W

Laura Wolvaardt 157 runs vs PAK-W 2023
Tazmin Brits 153 runs vs IND-W 2024
Dane van Niekerk 142 runs vs SL-W 2019
Tazmin Brits 142 runs vs PAK-W 2023
Dane van Niekerk 120 runs vs ENG-W 2016

5) Most runs in a 3 T20Is bilateral series in India

Stafanie Taylor (WI-W) 181 runs vs IND-W 2016
Harmanpreet Kaur (IND-W) 171 runs vs WI-W 2016
Tazmin Brits (SA-W) 153 runs vs IND-W 2024
Alyssa Healy (AUS-W) 149 runs vs IND-W 2012
Shafali Verma (IND-W) 130 runs vs SA-W 2021

6) Pooja Vastrakar registered her best bowling figures today finishing with figures of 4 for 13 against South Africa.

BBI figures for Pooja Vastrakar in T20Is

4/13 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
4/17 vs BAN-W Hangzhou 2023
3/6 vs MAS-W Kuala Lumpur 2018
2/12 vs SL-W Sylhet 2022

7) Pooja Vastrakar achieves the fourth-best bowling figure for India in t20Is.

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Sune Luus (SA-W) 5/8 vs IRE-W Chennai 2016
Jhulan Goswami (IND-W) 5/11 vs AUS-W Visakhapatnam 2012
Heather Graham (AUS-W) 4/8 vs IND-W Brabourne 2022
Pooja Vastrakar (IND-W) 4/13 vs SA-W Chennai 2024
Julie Hunter (AUS-W) 4/15 vs IND-W Visakhapatnam 2012

8) Smriti Mandhana completes 7500 International runs

9) India-W claimed their fifth biggest margin win in terms of the balls remaining.

India-W biggest margin wins in T20Is (by Balls remaining)

Won by 9 wickets 84 balls remaining vs THAI-W Sylhet 2022
Won by 8 wickets 70 balls remaining vs BAN-W Hangzhou 2023
Won by 8 wickets 69 balls remaining vs SL-W Sylhet 2022
Won by 10 wickets 57 balls remaining vs WI-W Gros Islet 2019
Won by 10 wickets 56 balls remaining vs SA-W Chennai 2024

10) Pooja Vastarkar tops the list of most wickets in a three-match T20I series

Most wickets in a 3 T20I bilateral series for IND-W

Pooja Vastrakar 8 wickets vs SA-W 2024
Priyanka Roy 8 wickets vs WI-W 2011
Sravanthi Naidu 7 wickets vs BAN-W 2014
Ekta Bisht 7 wickets vs SL-W 2016
Radha Yadav 7 wickets vs SA-W 2019

11) India registered their 100th T20I win after beating the South African side in the third T20I.

12) Smriti Mandhana & Shafali Verma are second in the list of most fifty-run partnerships in women’s T20Is

Most fifty-run partnerships in Women T20Is

Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney 16
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma 14
Suzie Bates, Sophie Devine 13
Esha Oza, Kavisha Egodage 10
Charlotte Edwards, Sarah Taylor 10

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