Debutant Amanjot Kaur-Dipti Sharma shines as India starts to hit hard in three episodes.
Deepti Sharma (33 and 3 wickets) and debutant Amanjot Kaur (41*) lead the Indian women’s cricket team to victory in the T20 International tri-series.
The Indian women’s team beat the South African women’s team by 27 points in the first leg at Buffalo Park in East London.
India accepted the invitation to batting and scored 147 runs, losing 6 wickets from 20 overs. In response, South Africa was able to record 120/9.
Continuing a 41-match unbeaten streak on his debut, Amanjot Kaur was named Man of the Series. The Indian women’s team will next play against the West Indies women’s team on Monday.
Dipti Vaidya Spicy Bowling.
Chasing 148 points, South Africa showed a poor start. Deepti Sharma caught Laura Woolvaardt (6) in her first over with a ball of her own in her second over.
In the fifth over, Rajeshwari Gaikwad landed another blow to Proteas, clearing Anneke Bosch (2), who was caught by Yadav.
Here Marijan Kapp (22) and captain San Luce (29) added 27 runs for the third wicket.
Devika Vaidya gave India a decisive breakthrough by catching Cap Rana. Captain Lucy was less fortunate and after being kicked out she returned to the dugout.
Devika Vaidya beat Delmi Tucker with her first ball which put her South African deadlock. South Africa lost 5 wickets in 64 matches.
Following this, Chloe Tryon (26) and Nadine de Clerk (16) added 39 points for 6 wickets.
Yadav got Trian out of LBW to get India back. Rana knocked out the clerk. The South Africans were able to score 120/9 from 20 overs.
Deepti Sharma took a maximum of three wickets for India. Devika Vaidya got two and Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Sneh Rana, and Radha Yadav got one wicket each.
Amanjot blew her debut.
The Indian team, invited by South Africa first, did not start well. Captain Smriti Mandhana (7) returned to the dugout after Trion caught midway from Haka. Harlin Deol (8) is over.
Jemima Rodriguez could not even open a run and was caught by goalkeeper Jafta outside the Malaba bowling alley. Jessika Bhatia (35) had a few good throws from one end.
She added 26 runs for the 4th wicket with Devika Vaidya (9) to help his team to over 50 runs. Tucker cleans up Bhatia.
Malaba made Devika Vaidya the second victim. India lost 5 wickets from 69 runs.
Then experienced Deepti Sharma (33) and debutant Amanjot Kaur (41*) took the lead. Both put India in a strong position as they shared a partnership of 76 for the sixth wicket.
Sharma was the last batsman to come out. He caught Capa’s ball to Jake. Deepti scored 33 runs off 23 balls with 4 and 6.
Amanjot Kaur scored 7 fours off an unbeaten 41 off 30 balls. In South Africa, Malaba took 2 wickets, and Kapp, Haka, and Tucker each took 1 wicket.