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The South African Woman team lost by 6 wickets in the second T20 match played in Lucknow. With this, the African team has succeeded in winning the T20 series from the Indian team for the first time.
In the women’s second T20 match played in Lucknow on Sunday, South Africa defeated India by 6 wickets. With this victory, the African team captured the T20 series for the first time in India. The first match was defeated by South Africa by 8 wickets. The last match of the series will be played on 23 March. Earlier, the African team also won the 5-match ODI series 4–1.
The Indian team, batting first, gave a target of 158 runs at the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. This was achieved by the South African team at the loss of 4 wickets on the last ball of the match. In the last over, South Africa needed 9 runs to win. It was acquired by Volvard and Nadine de Klerk.
Richa scored 44 runs off 26 balls and Shefali scored 47 runs.
Without the regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian team did not start well. Standing captain Smriti Mandhana was dismissed for 7 runs. Opener Shefali Verma scored the highest score of 47 runs. In his innings, he hit 6 fours and 2 sixes.
After this, there was a small partnership from Team India. Harleen Deol scored 31 runs off 31 balls. At the same time, Richa Ghosh played an unbeaten innings of 44 runs off 26 balls. For South Africa, Shabnim Ismail, Noncululeco Mlaba, Nadine de Klerd and Annie Bosch took 1–1 wickets.
Rajeshwari gave South Africa the first blow on 9 runs.
The South African team did not have a good start to chase the target of 159 runs. Leg spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad gave India a good start with the wicket of Annie Bosch off the third ball of the second over. At that time South Africa’s score was 9 runs.
After this, Liezel Lee played a key role in winning the team by two partnerships. He partnered 58 with captain Sune Luce and 50 with Volvard. Lee scored 70 off 45 balls. He was dismissed by Radha Yadav. Luis (20) was run out by Deepti Sharma.
South African team won the match in the last two overs
The last two overs were very important for South Africa. South Africa were to score 19 runs off 12 balls. In the 19th over, Harleen dismissed Du Preez on the first ball. After this, he also gave two fours in his over. 9 runs were to be scored in the last over. Arundhati Reddy gave 3 runs off the first 4 balls and South Africa needed 6 runs off the last 2 balls. Reddy’s fifth ball was no ball.
Africa scored 3 runs on no ball. He also got a ball extra. This changed the stance of the match. Now Africa needed 3 runs to win on two balls. The team won the mat by scoring 2 runs on the fifth ball and 1 run on the last ball. . Volvard played an unbeaten innings of 53 off 39 balls.
CSA executive chairman praised African team
Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chief Executive Officer Foletsi Moseki praised the team and said that the victory of the team in the 5 ODI series and 3 match T20 series is a big achievement. This is a good win for all the members of the team. The team has defeated a strong team like India at their home. Congratulations to all the players on the team.