Mignon Du Preez pulls off consolation win for South Africa 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 within the three-match sequence, which was a part of the ICC Women’s ODI Championship.
Needing 42 off the final 30 balls, du Preez took her workforce over the road in 49.2 overs after opener Laura Wolvaardt struck 59 to put the muse of a profitable chase.
India, who suffered their first lack of the tour, have been 240 all out following half centuries from Deepti Sharma (79) and Veda Krishnamurthy (56).
South Africa left-arm pacer Shabnim Ismail did the utmost injury with 4 wickets whereas conceding 30 runs in 9 overs.
After opting to bat, India determined to ship Sharma on the high within the absence of Poonam Raut. The guests additionally rested veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami for the useless rubber.
India have been dealt an enormous blow within the first over of the match when Ismail dismissed the in-form Smriti Mandhana (zero).
Mandhana had made a match-winning 135 and 84 within the first two ODIs.
Deepti, then again, grabbed the chance with each fingers and was unlucky to overlook out on 100.
Deepti shared an 83-run stand with Veda for the fourth wicket, stabilising the innings after India misplaced three wickets for 57 runs in th 18th over.
South Africa misplaced their skilled opener Lizelle Lee early within the chase. However, that didn’t have an effect on the hosts a lot as du Preez and Wolwaardt cast a 118-run partnership for the third wicket.
After the opener’s fall, du Preez received the job completed with the help of captain Dane van Niekerk, who remained unbeaten on 41.
Both teams now swap to the shortest format with the five-match T20 sequence starting right here on February 13.