South Africa women registered a series-clinching six-wicket win in a last ball thriller in the second T20I against India women on Sunday, sealed the three-match T20I series with a match to spare.
Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt masterclass strokes put Indian women team down and helps South Africa women to series-clinching win against India women.
Lizelle Lee sparkling knock of 70 runs off just 45 balls in a 159-run chase her partner Laura Wolvaardt contribution of unbeaten 53 runs to seal the win for visitors, helped South Africa women team beat India women by the six wickets in 2nd T20I.
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India women started out with a superb batting effort, as Opener Shafali Verma scored 47 runs in 31-balls innings including six fours and two sixes and made a partnership of 79 runs with her partner Harleen Deol, scored 31 runs while Richa Ghosh strokes the late charge with a 26 balls 44 runs not out knock help India women post a competitive 158 runs for four wickets.
One of the best skipper of the Indian women team, Smriti Mandhana once again fell early and she chased an outside delivery from Ismail only to edge it to the keeper in the second over of the match, as a result Indian women team got breakthrough in a face of Smriti Mandhana.
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On chasing the huge target of 158 runs, Lizelle Lee smashed a 70 runs off 45-balls including with 11 fours and a six also Laura Wolvaardt smashed 39-balls 53 runs and led her team to the victory.
Defending the total, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad got rid of Anne Bosch only at a score of single digit of two runs. After that Sune Luus was run out by Deepti Sharma and Lizelle Lee was caught and bowled by Radha Yadav, but Laura Wolvaardt took responsibility on herself to take the team home with a victory.
In the last two balls six was needed, Reddy bowled a no ball which change the whole game momentum in the favour of South Africa as Laura Wolvaardt took the team home in the last ball.
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This was a very joyful day for South Africa women team, wins the match and although it was a bad luck once again for Indian Women team.