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India Knocked Out After South Africa Secure Dramatic Win in Christchurch

India Knocked Out After South Africa Secure Dramatic Win in Christchurch

In a dramatic last over, South Africa acquired over the road off the ultimate supply to finish a profitable chase of 275 for a three-wicket win they ended India’s marketing campaign on the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2022. India, the runners-up of the final version in 2017, wanted a win to make it to the semifinals however their spirited protection of 274 resulted in a heartbreak on the Hagley Oval.

South Africa wanted seven runs from the ultimate over and Harmanpreet Kaur continued her brilliance on the sphere operating out Tisha Chetty off the second supply. And Deepti Sharma, who was bowling the decisive last over, then overstepped to present Mignon du Preez a life after she was caught by Harmanpreet on 51. The no ball meant Du Perez survived and she or he hit the successful single off the ultimate supply.

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Harmanpreet put up a surprising all-round show right now as her eight-over spell introduced India again into the competition after South Africa had been off to an outstanding begin with Laura Wolvaardt and Lara Goodall constructing a century partnership. Bowling for the primary time within the match, Harmanpreet removed Wolvaardt (80) and captain Sune Luus (22) to maintain her crew within the contest.

However, Du Preez hit an unbeaten half-century to take her crew over the road.

Sizzling half-centuries from Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj and Shafali Verma took India to a decent 274/7 within the must-win match.

Sunday’s match, on a pitch used within the match between New Zealand and Pakistan on Saturday, was encouraging in direction of stroke play, which was justified by India after Raj gained the toss and elected to bat first.

At one level, India regarded set for a rating of 300 however slowdown brought on by Ismail & Co. within the final ten overs meant India’s bowling assault, minus Jhulan Goswami, out resulting from a aspect pressure, now must defend 274 to enter the semi-finals of the mega occasion.

Verma acquired off the mark with an honest drive-through additional cowl off Shabnim Ismail whereas Mandhana acquired her first boundary with a fantastically timed drive-through additional cowl off Marizanne Kapp. Verma tore into Ismail within the third over, smashing a hat-trick of fours by means of high quality leg twice and backward level to take 17 runs off the over.

Boundaries proceed to come back for Verma as Ayabonga Khaka was dispatched for boundaries by means of additional cowl and mid-off. Verma’s aggression was the primary motive behind India amassing 68 runs off power-play, their highest rating on this part of the match. The ten-over part had ten boundaries, seven of which had been hit by Verma whereas Mandhana slammed three.

Post-power-play, Verma and Mandhana saved the scoreboard ticking until the previous reached her maiden World Cup fifty in simply 40 balls with a 4 thumped over mid-on off Masabata Klass.

But within the subsequent over, South Africa broke the 91-run opening partnership as an enormous miscommunication on the sphere resulted in Verma sacrificing her wicket. With Yastika Bhatia clear bowled by Chole Tryon for simply two, South Africa had been attempting to make a comeback within the match.

Mandhana, sedate until then, introduced out her aerial pictures whereas Raj took her time to quiet down. With Raj creaming drives with ease, Mandhana reached her fifty in 69 balls however was out for 71 as Chloe Tryon dived full size to her proper for a surprising catch at mid-off, bringing the 80-run partnership for the third wicket to an finish.

Raj continued to take advantage of out of items despatched by South African bowlers whereas sustaining her strike fee within the neighborhood of 70 and above. A full toss was swept away to the high quality leg whereas something brief and overpitched broad was caressed by means of the off-side. But in an try to go huge, Raj holed out to mid-off, giving Klass her second wicket of the match.

Harmanpreet Kaur regarded scratchy in her knock of 48 however acquired two essential boundaries off Kapp within the forty eighth over as South Africa dragged some momentum of their favour. The Proteas made good use of bowling adjustments, short-pitched deliveries and variations in tempo to concede simply 51 runs within the final ten overs, bagging 4 scalps.

With India’s defeat, West India turned the fourth and last crew to qualify for the semifinals after Australia, South Africa and defending champions England.

With IANS inputs

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