IND w vs SA w: 11 runs were needed in 6 balls, the bowler single-handedly turned the tables

Orhan Wadia
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IND w vs SA w: 11 runs were needed in 6 balls, the bowler single-handedly turned the tables


Pooja took 2 wickets giving 6 runs in the last over India won the lost match against South Africa

New Delhi. The Indian women's cricket team defeated South Africa by 4 runs in a thrilling match. With this win, host India has taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3-match ODI series. South Africa needed 11 runs to win in the last over. Captain Laura Wolvaardt and De Klerk were present at the crease. In the moment of pressure, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur handed over the responsibility of bowling to Pooja Vastrakar. Pooja's brilliant bowling took two consecutive wickets and ruined South Africa's plans of victory. She took 2 wickets for 6 runs in the last over and put India in the bag for victory. This was one of the most thrilling matches in women's cricket.

South Africa (IND w vs SA w) could only score 321 runs for 6 wickets while chasing the target of 326 runs set by India. Laura Wolvaardt scored the highest 135 runs from her side. Laura hit 12 fours and 3 sixes in her captaincy innings. Apart from this, middle order batsman Marizanne Kapp played an innings of 114 runs in 94 balls which included 11 fours and 3 sixes.

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thrill of the last over
South Africa needed 11 runs to win in the last over. Pooja Vastrakar bowled the last over of the match from India's side. On the first ball of this over, Laura Wolvaardt took a run and gave the strike to De Klerk. Klerk hit a four on the second ball. After this, South Africa needed 6 runs from 4 balls. On the third ball, Pooja sent De Klerk to the pavilion while on the fourth ball she got Shangase caught by Harmanpreet Kaur. On the fifth ball, Mieke de Rider ran and took a run. On the sixth ball, Laura could not score a single run and India was successful in winning the exciting match.

Mandhana and Harampreet scored centuries
Earlier, India scored 325 runs for 3 wickets on the basis of centuries of Smriti Mandhana and captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Vice-captain Mandhana played an innings of 136 runs in 120 balls. She hit 18 fours and 2 sixes. Harmanpreet Kaur played an unbeaten innings of 103 runs in 88 balls. Richa Ghosh scored an unbeaten 25 runs in 13 balls. Shefali Verma was out after scoring 20 runs. Mandhana scored the seventh century of her ODI career, while this was the sixth century of Harmanpreet Kaur's ODI career.

tag: Harmanpreet Kaur, india women, Pooja Vastrakar, smriti mandhana, South Africa

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