1st T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma help India women beat SA women

first_img India Today Web Desk SuratSeptember 24, 2019UPDATED: September 25, 2019 00:39 IST Indian women cricket team won the 1st T20I against South Africa women at Surat. (Twitter/@ICC)HIGHLIGHTSIndia women beat SA women by 11 runs in 1st T20I at SuratMignon du Preez scored a fifty but Indian bowlers ensured India start the 5-match series on highDeepti Sharma bowled 3 maiden overs while picked 3 wicketsSouth Africa were chasing a modest total of 130 on a tricky pitch but the visitors were strangled by Indian spinners to haul India to an 11-run win in the T20I series opener at Surat On Tuesday. Deepti Sharma spun a web around the opponents with her spell of three maidens and 3 wickets in 4 overs to help India start the series on a winning note.Mignon du Preez showed perseverance and kept South Africa in hunt as she stood tall till the last over and brought the chase down to 12 runs off 5 delivery but her 43-ball 59 was not enough to take her side over the line.Radha Yadav took 2 in 2 in the last over while Poonam Yadav also picked 2 in 2 in the 9th over to contribute in India’s win.After being put in to bat, 15-year-old Shafali Verma who became the youngest Indian to play a T20I had a debut to forget as she had to walk back to the dressing room after a 4-ball duck.18 balls, 18 dots & 3 [email protected]_Sharma06 on an absolute roll in Surat. @Paytm #INDWvSAWDetails – https://t.co/QFRNkBAGt9 pic.twitter.com/q1w20ULMkvBCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 24, 2019Smriti Mandhana thereafter played in her usual aggressive self to add quick 21 runs while 19-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues departed for 19 to bring Harmanpreet Kaur early to the crease.Harmanpreet then took the onus of on her to steady her side with her captain’s knock of 34-ball 43. The skipper entertained the crowd with 3 fours and 2 sixes and was involved in a 46-run stand with Deepti Sharma (16) to revive her side.advertisementHowever Nadine de Klerk’s double-wicket blow in the middle overs to send back Harmanpreet and Deepti ensured India couldn’t get away. Shabnim Ismail then dented India further with her 2 wickets.It was Tanya Bhatia’s five-ball cameo of 11 in the death overs that helped India post a modest total of 130 in the 20 overs.Also Read | Life after Mithali Raj: 15-year-old Shafali Verma added to India women’s T20I squad for South Africa seriesAlso Read | Mithali Raj becomes India’s highest run-scorer in T-20 format: Other cricketing records by herAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Tags :Follow India women cricket teamFollow India women vs South Africa womenFollow Deepti Sharma 1st T20I: Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma help India women beat SA women1st T20I: Mignon du Preez showed perseverance and kept South Africa in hunt of 131-run chase but it were the Indian bowlers who had the last laugh.advertisement Nextlast_img

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