New Delhi, July 8: Indian women’s team are in sublime form as they have clinched victories in all four game that they have played so far in the competition. They will look to continue the outstanding form and book the semi-final berth against South Africa.
Skipper Mithali Raj has been in sublime form as she has notched up two half-centuries and a 46 so far in the tournament. Her only single digit score was against Pakistan. In the bowling department, the spinners have been pretty successful in keeping a check on the scoring rate of the opposition.
India are currently second in the table having won all of their four matches, Australia lead the standing courtesy of a better net run-rate. A win for India against South Africa will help them seal a semi-final berth. On the other side, South Africa would be looking to gain momentum back in the tournament. They are currently placed at fifth position in the points table.
India vs South Africa, Live Score and Updates, ICC Women’s World Cup: South Africa are 203/6 after 40 overs. A dangerous looking Lee was trapped in the front by Harmanpreet Kaur to be dismissed at 92. Earlier, India won the toss and elected to bat first.
South Africa women even after losing their second wicket did not stop scoring runs against the India bowlers as Lizelle Lee (92) with her brilliant batting built a strong foundation for the team. Indian bowlers turned out to be expensive after having a good start by dismissing Proteas opener Laura Wolvaardt early in the innings.
FALL OF WICKETS
1/1(L. WOLVAARDT1.2 OVERS), 92/2(T. CHETTY15.5 OVERS), 134/3(L. LEE20.4 OVERS), 160/4(DU PREEZ27.3 OVERS), 162/5(M. KAPP29 OVERS)
India XI: Smriti Mandhana, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Sushma Verma (wk), Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav
South Africa XI: Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Dane van Niekerk (capt), Sune Luus, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Moseline Daniels