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3rd T20I, Johannesburg, February 18, 2018, India Women tour of South Africa
(19/20 ov, T:134) 134/5

SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)

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end of over 1913 runs • 1 wicket
SA-W: 134/5CRR: 7.05 
Marizanne Kapp2 (2b)
Nadine de Klerk5 (4b)
Anuja Patil 4-0-44-1
Shikha Pandey 3-0-30-0

That's a wrap of this game then, but don't you go anywhere, for the men will clash in a short while. Hope you stick around for that. Goodbye from me, and thanks as ever for your company and comments.

12.40pmMike Haysman with the presentations.

"I think our lower order collapsed today," says Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian captain. "We got a good start but couldn't capitalise on the momentum. I think after getting a good start we need to utilise that. We need to come up with a good plan in the next game. We didn't play too much T20 in the last 15 months but we played well in the first two games. Smriti and Mithali played pretty much all the 20 overs in both the games so the rest of our batsmen didn't have that much of batting. This is an eye-opener for us. It was a good performance from our bowling side."

Shabnim Ismail is Player of the Match. "We had the right fielders in the right place and took our catches today," she says. "We don't hang on to the negatives that much. We always look at the positives. Aggression is something that pumps me up, the fielders also pump me up. There is never a dull moment on the field. Looking forward to the next match."

"A little relieved. I couldn't watch for a bit there," says South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk. "We know Chloe Tryon can hit the ball a fair distance. I couldn't fault the bowlers today. it was a blessing in disguise after the first over that I could hold her back. We have to stick to our strengths and today we showcased our strengths really well. The crowd was amazing. It lifts out spirits. So I want to thank them for coming out and supporting us. We're very excited about the next game and hope we can rectify our mistakes. But very glad with the side today."

12.33pm South Africa pick up their first win of the series and they have outplayed India here. Even still, the game was lost in the span of those 13 deliveries when India lost their last five wickets for nine runs. You don't often recover from such collapses. And besides, on a pitch where 150 was considered par, India were well short and needed to bowl like a dream to defend it. But powerful performances from South Africa's middle order made sure no calculations were upset. Got to question the tactic of turning to Anuja Patil for the penultimate over with her having already conceded 31 runs in three overs. South Africa made it slightly harder for themselves with a couple of their batsmen playing needless shots though they were on track pretty much throughout. But they weren't going to miss out on a win after their bowlers got them closer than they have so far this series.

hippu: "Had India could bat full 20 overs - that would have made more interesting finish!!!"

Patil to Kapp, 1 run

tries to fetch a sweep from outside off and gets an inside edge that misses the stumps and gets away to the left of the keeper. Streaky single but that will do

Patil to de Klerk, 1 run

advances down the ground and meets the pitch of a length ball and flicks to midwicket. Scores level

Patil to Kapp, 1 run

meets a length ball outside off with a stride across and whips it down to long-on

Kapp. With three to get.

Patil to Tryon, OUT

goes for the glorious finish and charges down the track to a length ball. Doesn't get to the pitch and swings wildly to make no contact and get stumped. But it's a wicket too late for India. SA three away from their first win of the series

Chloe Tryon st †Bhatia b Patil 34 (15b 4x4 2x6 22m) SR: 226.66
Patil to Tryon, SIX runs

now she overcompensates. Pitched right up and within her swinging arc, advances down the ground and powers it over cow corner. Well into the stands

Patil to Tryon, FOUR runs

shoddy. Flat and short and well outside off, shuffles across and hammers a pull through midwicket

Thirteen for SA off 12 balls to stay alive in the series. Patil to bowl the penultimate over.

end of over 1810 runs
SA-W: 121/4CRR: 6.72 RRR: 6.50
Chloe Tryon24 (12b 3x4 1x6)
Nadine de Klerk4 (3b)
Shikha Pandey 3-0-30-0
Pooja Vastrakar 4-1-21-2
Pandey to Tryon, 1 run

full on middle and leg, pushed down the ground wide of long-on

Pandey to de Klerk, 1 run

yorker outside off, dug out and they push off for a very quick single

Pandey to Tryon, 1 run

drilled between deep midwicket and long-on for one

Pandey to Tryon, FOUR runs

Tryon keeping South Africa in the game here. Walks down the track towards off and converts it into a half-volley before driving through point. Top shot

Pandey to de Klerk, 3 runs

walks down the track and swings big and gets an outside edge - it's the slower delivery again and she struggles for timing. The ball's chased down and pulled back before the third man boundary. Poonam with the effort there. Brilliant. Flings herself full-length forward and pulls it back before sliding over the ropes

Pandey to de Klerk, no run

slower length ball, messes up her timing as she opens the face of her bat and gets beaten outside off

end of over 172 runs • 1 wicket
SA-W: 111/4CRR: 6.52 RRR: 7.66
Chloe Tryon18 (9b 2x4 1x6)
Nadine de Klerk0 (0b)
Pooja Vastrakar 4-1-21-2
Anuja Patil 3-0-31-0
Vastrakar to Tryon, no run

full, outside off, no effort to get behind the line of the delivery as she swings and misses

Vastrakar to Tryon, no run

back of a length outside off, punched to point

Vastrakar to Luus, OUT

taken at cover. A slower full ball that Luus backs herself to clear the in-field. Lack of pace means it doesn't come on and she skews it in the air off the splice and cover moves slightly to her right to snaffle it. Set batsman gone, India hanging in there

Sune Luus c Pandey b Vastrakar 41 (34b 5x4 0x6 51m) SR: 120.58
Vastrakar to Luus, no run

short of a length legcutter, well outside off, cut to cover

Vastrakar to Tryon, 1 run

back of a length outside off, punched to cover for a very quick single

Vastrakar to Luus, 1 run

short ball, doesn't get on top of it and top-edges a pull that lands on the bounce in front of deep square leg running forward

end of over 1618 runs
SA-W: 109/3CRR: 6.81 RRR: 6.25
Chloe Tryon17 (6b 2x4 1x6)
Sune Luus40 (31b 5x4)
Anuja Patil 3-0-31-0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 4-0-20-1
Patil to Tryon, FOUR runs

this is carnage. This is exactly the kind of over South Africa were looking for. A fuller one outside off that's been shoveled with a stride forward and a powerful swing of the arms. Just a short-arm jab that beats long-off to her right

Patil to Tryon, FOUR runs

meets a fuller one outside off with a stride across and then gets down on one knee and slogs it to deep midwicket where the fielder runs forward but it dips and bounces right in front of her and goes straight through. That's very hard

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