Third ODI: South Africa eves register consolation win over India
Mignon du Preez scored a valiant 90 as South Africa pulled off a consolation seven-wicket win over India to go down 1-2 in the three-match series, which was part of the ICC Women's ODI Championship
SA's Mignon du Preez scored 90*
Mignon du Preez scored a valiant 90 as South Africa pulled off a consolation seven-wicket win over India to go down 1-2 in the three-match series, which was part of the ICC Women's ODI Championship. Needing 42 off the last 30 balls, du Preez took her team over the line in 49.2 overs after opener Laura Wolvaardt struck 59 to lay the foundation of a successful chase. India, who suffered their first loss of the tour, were all out for 240 following half centuries from Deepti Sharma (79) and Veda Krishnamurthy (56).
South Africa left-arm pacer Shabnim Ismail did the maximum damage with four wickets while conceding 30 runs in nine overs. After opting to bat, India decided to send Sharma at the top in the absence of Poonam Raut. The visitors also rested veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami for the dead rubber. India were dealt a big blow in the first over of the match when Ismail dismissed the in-form Smriti Mandhana (0). Mandhana had made a match-winning 135 and 84 in the first two ODIs. Deepti, on the other hand, grabbed the opportunity with both hands and was unfortunate to miss out on a hundred. Deepti shared an 83-run stand with Veda for the fourth wicket.
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