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IND Women vs SA Women, 5th ODI at Lucknow, IND-W v SA-W, Mar 17 2021 - Match Result

5th ODI, Lucknow, March 17, 2021, South Africa Women tour of India
(48.2/50 ov, T:189) 189/5

SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
58 (70)
Player Of The Series
288 runs
Match centre 
Scores: Vairavan | Comms: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
India Women 188/9(49.3 overs)
79* (104)
3/35 (10)
South Africa Women 189/5(48.2 overs)

4.30pm And that's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. On behalf of Vairavan, Shashank and Annesha, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

4.17pm The presentation has started.

Lizelle Lee, Player of the Series. She says, "It's a great thing we won in four games, so was a good opportunity to show the other girls what they can do.

"There's always room for improvement. Girls have been working hard. Gives me pleasure seeing the youngsters do well. Super proud of all our bowlers.

"This was a series our middle order did really well. Some other positives too,"

Sune Luus, the winning captain: "For us coming today, we wanted to stamp our authority on the series win a 4-1 win.

"We pride ourselves on our bowling attack. The girls, especially the young ones, did an exceptional job. We always talk about our middle order coming through and supporting the opening pair. They did exceptionally well too. Over five games, it was an allround performance.

"Anneke is a character in our team, but we are lucky to have her. Phenomenal knock today, hopefully more to come."

Anneke Bosch, the Player of the Match. She says, "Mignon and I tried to keep it simple, not rush anything. We did well to not rotate strike and be in there. Unreal to get my first fifty and that too in India. I've always liked batting against spin. My favourite moment has been just winning."

Mithali, the losing captain: "Clearly, we do need some camps before series. We were underprepared, coming from a gap. The batting unit tried to improve consistently match by match. Our spinners need to improve. Other than the result, it's been a good series for us. Exposure for the young players, and opportunity to those players looking for rhythm. Congratulations to South Africa for doing so well in our conditions.

"Clearly South Africa were attacking the spinners. We are a spin-dominant attack, and they have attacked. That's where we were found wanting. And the fielding department. They are always +20 on the field when they walk in. In patches we do fielding well, but we need to be consistent if we want to do really well in big events.

We do have some young talent, but given that we have 10 months for the World Cup, it's important to see how we give them experience and exposure. Having them in the series, helps youngsters - like Monica working with Jhulan."

Mithali Raj and Harmanpreet Kaur receive special awards for their personal achievements completed in the series. Raj made 10000 international runs, the first Indian woman. Harmanpreet became the fifth Indian woman to play 100 WODIs.

4.08pm We will have the presentation very soon. Will be interesting to hear from Mithali Raj and Sune Luus about what their takeaways are from the series. Also we'll keep an ear out on Harmanpreet Kaur's fitness, because she is one of India's matchwinners in the T20I format. Remember, the first T20I is on March 20.

4.05pm Another dominating win. And this is South Africa's 10th win in 11 WODIs. They were in trouble with the chase early, losing three wickets for under 30 runs. But the experience of Mignon du Preez (57) and the joie de vivre in Anneke Bosch (58) has helped them cruise to the win in rather comfortable fashion. Useful contributions from Kapp and de Klerk too, both stay unbeaten.

Basically the game was decided by how the middle/lower order batted. India struggled, South Africa prevailed in that department. Otherwise both sides' top order struggled today. Only two positives for the hosts: Mithali Raj, who keeps proving why she's one of the greatest ever and Rajeshwari Gayakwad, who took 3 for 13. A forgettable day for the rest.

Jack: "@Rohit - Rather than blaming BCCI, we hv to accept that we dont have players who can perform at top level consistently except for one off excellent performance here and there.

Monica Patel to Kapp, 1 run

full outside off. Driven to cover, who dives, reduces the ball's speed, but can't stop the single. South Africa seal the series 4-1 after winning by five wickets today.

Monica Patel to Kapp, SIX runs

scores tied! Full outside off. Reaches out, and clubs it back over Monica's head

Seven needed off 12.

end of over 483 runs
SA-W: 182/5CRR: 3.79 RRR: 3.50
Nadine de Klerk19 (39b 2x4)
Marizanne Kapp29 (40b 3x4)
Jhulan Goswami 10-0-37-0
Monica Patel 9-0-27-0
Goswami to de Klerk, no run

full outside off. Driven to cover

Goswami to Kapp, 1 run

full and wide. Drags it to midwicket. Takes a run, but misfield by midwicket makes them consider a second. They choose not to

Goswami to Kapp, no run

full and wide. Ends up as a low full toss as she tries to swipe it to the leg side. Mistimed to midwicket

Goswami to de Klerk, 1 run

yorker length, dipping. Hits the front leg outside leg stump. Rolls away towards the keeper's left. They steal a run

Goswami to de Klerk, no run

full toss, she comes forward and flicks it. Falls short of midwicket. Not a no-ball either

Rohit: "These drubbings by traveling teams are much needed for BCCI to get going with development of Women's cricket in India, not sure what else would the richest cricket board in world would wait for to seriously suppot and develop Women's cricket from grassroots."

Goswami to Kapp, 1 run

yorker length, whipped to wide long on

South Africa need 10 off 18.

Ashish: "This was always going to be a sub par total. And even with few late hickups SA are walking towards the win without musch fuss. Such a brilliant performance by them and one to be pondered upon critically by Indian team."

end of over 473 runs
SA-W: 179/5CRR: 3.80 RRR: 3.33
Nadine de Klerk18 (36b 2x4)
Marizanne Kapp27 (37b 3x4)
Monica Patel 9-0-27-0
Dayalan Hemalatha 10-0-44-1
Monica Patel to de Klerk, no run

driven off the front foot, can't beat cover

Monica Patel to de Klerk, no run
Monica Patel to de Klerk, no run

full outside off. Clubbed to cover

Monica Patel to de Klerk, no run

punched to cover

Monica Patel to Kapp, 2 wide

full and wide outside off. Wide given

Monica Patel to Kapp, 1 wide

full outside leg. Misses the paddle. Wide given

Monica Patel to Kapp, no run

full on middle. Driven to mid on, and stopped

Monica Patel to Kapp, no run

full outside off. Driven to cover, and intercepted by the fielder running in

end of over 465 runs
SA-W: 176/5CRR: 3.82 RRR: 3.25
Marizanne Kapp27 (35b 3x4)
Nadine de Klerk18 (32b 2x4)
Dayalan Hemalatha 10-0-44-1
Monica Patel 8-0-24-0
Hemalatha to Kapp, 1 run

good length, on middle and leg. Flicked to deep midwicket

Hemalatha to de Klerk, 1 run

good length, outside off. Punched to wide long off

Hemalatha to Kapp, 1 run

good length, outside off and turning in. Punched to long on

Hemalatha to de Klerk, 1 run

full outside off. Hammered to long off

Match details
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
TossSouth Africa Women, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultSouth Africa Women won the 5-match series 4-1
Match numberWODI no. 1194
Match days17 March 2021 - day (50-over match)
WODI debut
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Match Referee