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RESULT
1st Match (N), East London, January 19, 2023, South Africa Women's T20I Tri-Series
(20 ov, T:148) 120/9

India won by 27 runs

Player Of The Match
41* (30)
amanjot-kaur
Match centre 
Scores: Sudeep Poojar
 | 
Comms: Srinidhi Ramanujam
Scorecard summary
India Women 147/6(20 overs)
South Africa Women 120/9(20 overs)
Sune Luus 29 (30)
Deepti Sharma3/30 (4)
Chloe Tryon 26 (20)
Devika Vaidya2/19 (3)
end of over 209 runs • 2 wickets
SA-W: 120/9CRR: 6.00 
Ayabonga Khaka1 (1b)
Deepti Sharma 4-0-30-3
Sneh Rana 3-0-12-1

Thank you for patiently following our ball-by-ball coverage, especially the fans in India who had to stay awake (it's 1.50am IST now) and support their team. That's all from us today. Get a good night's sleep, everyone. This is Srinidhi Ramanujam, signing off on behalf of S Sudarshanan and Sudeep Poojar. Cheers

Six of India's players were unwell today, including their captain Harmanpreet Kaur, and yet, the visitors led by Smriti Mandhana, showed enough stomach to put a competitive total and defend it in the series opener. Meanwhile, South Africa will be looking at their approach and hoping to correct it before their home World Cup, which begins next month.

Amanjot, the Player of the Match:I was very happy to contribute to the team's win. Never thought I would be playing like this, it was a good opportunity and glad that I grabbed the opportunity. Was just hoping to get some runs. She (Deepti) calmed my nerves, it's my debut, and she guided me well. Told me to just take singles and bat deep. That really helped.

Mandhana: We spoke before the match that we need to show our character and the team did that. Partnership between Amanjot and Deepti showed that. Our bowlers then did their job on this pitch. With the start we got, we thought of getting to 120-130, but we got about 15 runs more, credit to them. Batters told us that it's turning, it's a dry surface and our spinners believed they could do the job. Whatever they did, it was amazing to watch.

Luus: We pulled it back nicely but then lost our way in the death overs. Deepti played a nice innings. Today's game was a real challenge for us. It felt like playing India at home. We just wanted two batters to stay till the end and take the team home which didn't happen. Long way to go.

Time for presentation.

9.58pmA convincing win for India here. South Africa kept losing wickets regularly in the chase once Kapp-Luus' partnership was broken and couldn't have that one big stand to get closer to the target. Luus struck 29 and Tryon tried to cut down the asking rate by notching up a 20-ball 26 but there was hardly any support from the other end as India's spinners kept troubling the hosts. Deepti led the bowling attack with three wickets while Vaidya picked up two, with Gayakwad, Rana and Radha chipping in with a wicket each. On a slow surface, after been asked to bat, India were led by the debutant Amanjot (41*) and Deepti's (33) whose 76-run stand helped them to 147 after early jitters. And it proved enough.

19.6
W
Sharma to Klaas, OUT

Tossed up around off, Klaas swings her bat at it while coming down the track and Yastika completes the stumping quickly. India win by 27 runs

Masabata Klaas st †Bhatia b Sharma 2 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) SR: 40
19.5
1
Sharma to Khaka, 1 run

Fuller around off, drills it past midwicket for one

19.4
W
Sharma to Jafta, OUT

Hit straight back to the bowler A fullish slower one around off and Deepti takes a simple catch. Wicket No.2 for her

Sinalo Jafta c & b Sharma 11 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) SR: 137.5
19.3
2
Sharma to Jafta, 2 runs

Full and wide of off, swept away to midwicket for two. Loses a bit of balance

19.2
4
Sharma to Jafta, FOUR runs

Tossed up on off, worked towards deep extra cover for four

19.1
2
Sharma to Jafta, 2 runs
end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
SA-W: 111/7CRR: 5.84 RRR: 37.00 • Need 37 from 6b
Masabata Klaas2 (4b)
Sinalo Jafta3 (4b)
Sneh Rana 3-0-12-1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 3-0-11-1
18.6
Rana to Klaas, no run

Arm ball, full and around off, beats her on the inside egde

18.5
2
Rana to Klaas, 2 runs

Guides towards extra cover for brace

18.5
1w
Rana to Klaas, 1 wide
18.4
Rana to Klaas, no run

Full on off, hit straight back to bowler

18.3
Rana to Klaas, no run

Quicker one. Full and wide of offstump, Klaas leaves

18.2
W
Rana to de Klerk, OUT

Klerk departs Full and on middle, tries to guide it past the keeper by moving across, more like a scoop shot, but fails as the ball hits the stumps

Nadine de Klerk b Rana 16 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) SR: 88.88
18.1
1
Rana to Jafta, 1 run

Looks to slog sweep and gets a thick inside edge onto the pad

end of over 183 runs
SA-W: 107/6CRR: 5.94 RRR: 20.50 • Need 41 from 12b
Nadine de Klerk16 (17b 2x4)
Sinalo Jafta2 (3b)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 3-0-11-1
Radha Yadav 3-0-17-1
17.6
Gayakwad to de Klerk, no run

Full on middle, tries to pull and loses balance. Klerk looks desperate for runs

17.5
Gayakwad to de Klerk, no run

Full and wide, moves away again trying to pull but misses

17.4
2
Gayakwad to de Klerk, 2 runs

Flatter on off, drills it to long-on

17.3
Gayakwad to de Klerk, no run

Full and wide of offstump, Klerk gets across and tries to pull but misses

17.2
Gayakwad to de Klerk, no run

Slower through the air, full and wide, cut away to point

17.1
1
Gayakwad to Jafta, 1 run

Full on middle, swept away to square leg

Gayakwad in

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
SA-W: 104/6CRR: 6.11 RRR: 14.66 • Need 44 from 18b
Sinalo Jafta1 (2b)
Nadine de Klerk14 (12b 2x4)
Radha Yadav 3-0-17-1
Deepti Sharma 3-0-21-1
16.6
1
Yadav to Jafta, 1 run

Full on middle. comes down to drill it to offside

Best performances - batters
AB Kaur
AB Kaur IND-W
41 runs (30)
7 fours0 six
Control
80%
Productive shot
cover drive
16 runs
3 fours0 six
84059591
YH Bhatia
YH Bhatia IND-W
35 runs (34)
3 fours1 six
Control
59%
Productive shot
pull
12 runs
2 fours0 six
84146813
Best performances - bowlers
DB Sharma
DB Sharma IND-W
O
4
M
0
R
30
W
3
ECO
7.5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
1W
N Mlaba
N Mlaba SA-W
O
3
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
5
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Buffalo Park, East London
TossSouth Africa Women, elected to field first
Series
Season2022/23
Player Of The Match
India
Amanjot Kaur
Match numberWT20I no. 1342
Match days19 January 2023 - night (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Amanjot Kaur
Amanjot Kaur
Umpires
South Africa
Lauren Agenbag
South Africa
Thomas Mokorosi
TV Umpire
South Africa
Philip Vosloo
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Ryan Hendricks
Match Referee
South Africa
Shandre Fritz
PointsIndia Women 2, South Africa Women 0
Language
English
Hindi
SA Women Innings
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