India Girls 245 for nine (Deepti 71, Meshram 59, Kapp 2-36, Khaka 2-fifty five) conquer South Africa Girls 244 (Du Preez forty, Gayakwad three-fifty one) by a single wicket
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With India needing 8 off the final two balls, stand-in captain Harmanpreet Kaur struck Marcia Letsoalo about midwicket for a six and then took two off the final ball to secure the title for her crew at the P Sara Oval, in Colombo.
India’s chase of 245 boiled down to 9 required off the final about. Harmanpreet dragged the to start with ball, a slower a single, to deep midwicket and aimed for a double, but Poonam Yadav was run out at the non-striker’s conclusion for 7 off 15 balls. Letsoalo then sent down 3 successive dots to tip the video game in South Africa’s favour. Harmanpreet, although, snatched victory to ensure India completed the event unbeaten.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad, the No.11, who hung on with Harmanpreet, was earlier outstanding with the ball. Her still left-arm spin complemented Shikha Pandey’s rate their put together returns of 5 for 92 aided India dismiss South Africa for 244.
Owning elected to bat, all of South Africa’s leading 8 moved into double-figures, with the leading score being Mignon du Preez’s forty off seventy two balls. Opener Lizelle Lee and captain Dane van Niekerk made 37 each individual before Suné Luus’ 29-ball 35 took the overall near to 250.
Deepti Sharma, who bowled an cost-effective spell of one for forty six in the to start with innings, laid the system for India’s chase with a next-wicket partnership of 124 in twenty five overs with opener Mona Meshram (59). Sharma was dropped two times – on forty six and 70 – by van Niekerk, before she pressed onto score 71 off 89 balls, such as 8 fours.
South Africa’s underwhelming fielding additional strengthened India’s prospects, as Luus handed a life to Veda Krishnamurthy in the thirty sixth about. Pandey chipped in with a critical twelve, right after Marizanne Kapp finished the fourth-wicket stand of 38 among Kaur and Krishnamurthy, who strike a 27-ball 31. India’s lessen-middle buy then caved in, losing 4 wickets for fourteen operates. A run-a-ball 41 from Kaur, on the other hand, ensured India sealed their best productive chase in ODIs.
“To be truthful, I was ready for that ball mainly because that is my solid spot,” Harmanpreet said right after the earn. “I know like we required 9 operates in the remaining about and I was going to strike the ball. If we run then we will go for two operates. My lover also did a excellent job and ran two operates. It was a totally crew exertion from our aspect.”
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