Indian girls vs SA girls third T20: Shafali Verma blast secures comfort win for hosts | Cricket Information
India’s left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad on Tuesday (March 23) strangulated the South African batswomen with a miserly spell through which she captured three wickets for less than 9 runs in 4 overs to arrange a giant, comfort nine-wicket win within the third and closing T20 Worldwide right here on Tuesday.
After the Rajeshwari present, openers Shafali Verma (60, 30 balls, 7x4s, 5x6s) and captain Smriti Mandhana 48 not out (28 balls, 9x4s) guided India to victory with 9 overs to spare on the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium right here.
The 17-year-old, who regained the number one spot in the ICC T20I batswomen rankings on Tuesday, was named participant of the collection after knocks of 23, 47 and 60.
“I at all times practise (power-hitting) and work onerous on my batting. Ever since I began holding a bat, I’ve liked to play attackingly. That’s the way it works for me,” the big-hitting Shafali stated after the match.
Requested about regaining the primary spot within the ICC T20I rankings, she merely stated, “I simply attempt to do properly and win matches for my staff.”
South Africa, nevertheless, received the three-match collection 2-1. After Smriti received the toss and selected to bowl, she opened the bowling with pacer Arundhati Reddy and Rajeshwari. Whereas Arundhati bagged only one wicket, Rajeshwari even bowled a maiden and completed with sensible figures of 4-1-9-3.
India captain Mandhana credited the third match win to staff effort. “It was an excellent present total. The bowlers did exceptionally properly, and Shafali then simply stole the present. This victory belongs to the bowlers,” Mandhana, who carried her bat with an unbeaten 48 off 28 balls, stated.
Requested if toss, which India received on Tuesday, was too vital, she stated, “Undoubtedly not. We have been just about within the sport yesterday (second match) until the very finish.
“Sure, toss is vital however can’t use that as an excuse. We lagged behind within the first two video games, so I am proud that we bounced again robust tonight. After shedding the collection, it wants lots of motivation to play like we did tonight.”
The highest scorer for South Africa was their captain Sune Luus, who scored 28 off 25 (3x4s). In reply, Shafali and Smriti supplied a strong begin by scoring 96 runs for the opening wicket.
After Shafali bought out, Smriti and Harleen Deol (4 not out) noticed India via. Maybe, the South African girls on Tuesday weren’t as motivated as they have been within the first two matches, as they’d already clinched the collection by profitable each video games.
(with company inputs)