Deepti Sharma and debutant Amanjot Kaur impressed India to a formidable 27-run victory over the South Africa to get the Girls’s T20 Worldwide Tri-Sequence underway on the Buffalo Park Stadium in East London on Thursday (January 19). Sharma and Kaur partnered up for an all-important half-century stand for the sixth wicket to assist India put up a commendable 147/6 of their allotted overs, earlier than Sharma shone with ball-in-hand, taking figures of three/30 to limit the Proteas Girls to 120/9.
After successful the toss and electing to bowl, South Africa made a vibrant begin with the ball as Ayabonga Khaka (1/35) eliminated the stand-in captain Smriti Mandhana (7) earlier than protecting India at bay on 29/1 within the powerplay. With the scoreboard stress rising, the Proteas had their tails up within the area as a direct hit from the deep by Khaka claimed the wicket of Harleen Deol (8), with the very subsequent ball seeing the departure of Jemimah Rodrigues for a primary ball duck off the bowling of Nonkululeko Mlaba (2/15).
Whereas wickets have been falling on the different finish, opener Yastika Bhatia fought her technique to a 34-ball 35 earlier than she grew to become Delmi Tucker’s (1/14) maiden T20 Worldwide wicket. That scalp was quickly adopted by one other wicket of Devika Vaidya (9) – eliminated by Mlaba – to depart India reeling on 69/5 within the twelfth over.
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The subcontinent outfit then clawed their means again into the competition with the assistance of a vital 76-run, sixth wicket stand between Sharma (33) and Kaur (41 not out). The duo capitalized on detached bowling from the South Africans, dispatching 9 boundaries, together with one six, to assist propel their aspect nicely into triple figures.
India managed to finish on a aggressive 147/6, with Sharma the final wicket to fall as Marizanne Kapp (1/30) and Khaka mixed to good impact on the penultimate supply of the innings.
Needing 148 for victory, South Africa struggled to seek out constant rhythm with the bat as a daily fall of wickets stored the required run price rising regardless of valiant efforts from Kapp (22), Suné Luus (29) and Chloé Tryon (26). Decrease-order contributions from Nadine de Klerk (16) and Sinalo Jafta (11) weren’t sufficient as India wrapped up proceedings with three fast wickets within the remaining two overs to substantiate the 27-run triumph and take an early lead within the triangular competitors.
South Africa can have a right away bounce-back alternative after they tackle the West Indies on Saturday, 21 January on the similar venue as they proceed their journey in the direction of internet hosting the ICC Girls’s T20 World Cup between 10 – 26 February in Cape City, Paarl and Gqeberha.
Temporary scores: India Girls 147/6 (Amanjot Kaur 41 not out, Yastika Bhatia 35, Deepti Sharma 33; Nonkululeko Mlaba 2/15) bt South Africa Girls 120/9 (Sune Luus 29, Chloe Tyron 26; Deepti Sharma 3/30, Devika Vaidya 2/19)