Riding on Harmanpreet Kaur’s delectable century, India post a respectable score of 244-9 in 50 overs. Yastika Bhatia (58 runs off 78 balls) opened the batting with Smriti Mandhana and mustered a patient half-century.
Mandhana was hit on the helmet by a lethal bouncer from Shabnim Ismail after which the southpaw did not take the field. For South Africa, right arm speedster Ayabonga Khaka was the most successful bowler as she struck with 3-23 in her seven overs.
In reply, South Africa piled up 242-7 in 50 overs, losing the nail-biting thriller by two runs. Laura Wolvaardt (85 runs off 96 balls) and captain Sune Luus (87 runs off 96 balls) plundered half-centuries to lead the run chase. India’s left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad wreaked havoc with 4-44 in her 10 overs.
Finally (after a lot of chaos), we have the Official Scores:
South Africa: 242/7
India 🇮🇳 WON BY 2 RUNS!
Harmanpreet Kaur: 103
Yastika Bhatia: 58
Rajeshwari Gayakwad: 4 Wickets#CWC22 #INDvSA
— Female Cricket #CWC22 (@imfemalecricket) February 27, 2022
I am a former cricketer having represented Mumbai University at All India University level. I was a part of MCA probables for the U-19 and U-23 age group. I have been an avid cricket writer for the last five years. Currently I am pursuing my Ph.D from IIT Bombay.