length outside off and spinning away. Sweeps it from there towards deep square leg
That's all from our side. Stay safe and see you soon.
Lizelle Lee is the Player of the Match.
Lee: I am very happy with my performance but the credit should go to the bowlers. I thought India could have posted 300. A lot of my dismissals over my career have been caught, so I am working on keeping the ball along the ground.
Laura Wolvaardt: Incredible game to have my first game as captain. The way Lee batted was incredible to watch. I really enjoy batting with her and takes pressure off me as she is such an explosive batter.
Mithali Raj: We could have done better with the bat. We need to work on our bowling too. Our bowlers were bowling on both sides of the wicket. But credit to Lee. She played a brilliant innings. Having a fielding coach definitely helps, those are the things that make the difference.
4.30pm And it has been called off. South Africa have won by six runs, via the DLS method. They are now leading the five-match series by 2-1. The star of the match was Lizelle Lee, whose brilliant hundred always kept South Africa in the game, even when they lost Mignon du Preez and Marizanne Kapp in quick succession during the batting powerplay. To put her knock in perspective, there have been only three higher individual scores in an ODI chase and two of them belong to peerless Meg Lanning.
Pratik Wankhade: "Instead of H Kaur, previous over should have been bowled by regular bowler, if we had restricted them for four runs in that over we would have been ahead in the game, not so good captaincy from Mithali."
4.22pm The rain seems to have got heavier.
James Chitamba: "This Innings from Lizelle is one of the best Women ODI innings against a quality side like India. It's probably a match-winning-player-of-the-match knock!"
4.07pm The umpires have asked for the covers to be brought on. South Africa are five ahead of the DLS target (six ahead of the par score) at this stage.
Sufiyan: "Whosoever wins, Lee should be Player of the Match for her mind-boggling performance." -- And it's the third-highest individual score for a South Africa batter
fuller around off, comes forward and blocks
tossed up outside off, slog sweeps it towards deep midwicket
28 required from 24 now
fuller on the leg and clipped fine. Beats Jhulan on her right at short fine leg. India paying a heavy price for bowling on the pads with the fine leg inside the circle
length ball on the stumps, goes down on one knee and slaps it behind square leg for four
length ball on the pads, flicked towards deep square leg
short of length outside off, struck well but straight to the cover fielder
down the leg side, tries to hit it fine but misses. Rolls towards short fine leg off the pads
length outside off, punched towards cover where a fumble allows a run
38 required from 30 balls. Harmanpreet comes on to bowl now. Lee's the key for South Africa
length outside off, looks to steer it fine but gets beaten
The groundstaff are ready with the covers
fuller on the stumps, pushes it towards long-on
fuller and quicker down the leg side. Lee swipes across and gets some bat on it to send it between the keeper and short fine leg. This is now Lee's highest score in ODIs
fuller on the stumps, flicked towards deep square leg
length outside off, steers it towards backward point
fuller on the stumps, turns it towards square leg
A bit of drizzle now and the umpires are having a chat. Mithali has a paper in her hand, I think that's DLS chart. And South Africa are ahead by five runs as per that but we will continue for now
shorter in length, pulled towards deep square leg
charges down the track and smashes it wide of long-on, all the way for a six to break the required rate down
another full toss, down the leg side. Lee paddles it fine but straight towards Jhulan, who makes a partial stop, lettng the ball go through her legs but that partial stop is good enough to prevent any runs
a full toss this time, sweeps it towards deep midwicket
uses her feet but Poonam shortens her length, pushed back towards the bowler
|Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow|
|Toss||South Africa Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||South Africa Women led the 5-match series 2-1|
|Match number||WODI no. 1192|
|Match days||12 March 2021 - day (50-over match)|