ICC Womens World Cup, 2017 - India Women vs South Africa Women

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedJul 08, 2017 21:52 IST

Will India's dream run continue...


21:52 (IST)8 JUL 2017

That brings today's live coverage to a close. Here's wishing you a good night from all of us at Sportskeeda. Adios.

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Mithali Raj: We decided to field because of the history of the ground. Heard people saying that this ground is good for chasing and we also played a few practice games. Those are the two reasons why we decided to bat first. Well, if she (Lee) gets going then it's like... I can't describe it. Her shots were clean and it's one of the best innings I have seen in the World Cups against us. Australia are one of the best sides in the world and it's not going to be easy. We really have to play really well to win our next 2 games. Obviously doesn't feel good to not contribute to the team with the bat, but in sport, such things happen. Have to move on.

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Dane van Niekerk: I think Lee deserves it more than I do. I'm just glad to be able to perform well for my team. I wanted to take it deep with the bat, struggled a bit but got the desired score towards the end. We came here for 2 points and we got it. Everyone chipped in and I couldn't have asked for any better.

21:45 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Dane van Niekerk is awarded the Player of the Match award for her all-round performances.

21:44 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Time for the presentation.

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Stay tuned for the post-match presentation ceremony.

21:38 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Chasing down 272 was never going to be easy. Things became worse when Smriti Mandhana was dismissed as early as the second over. Punam Raut and Deepti Sharma steadied the ship somewhat and forged a partnership.

However, the fall of the Raut’s wicket triggered a collapse. Mithali Raj was out for a golden duck and Harmanpreet Kaur followed her to the dressing room in the very same over without troubling the score card. As Deepti Sharma held on to one end, wickets kept falling at the other.

Seven wickets had fallen within the first twenty overs. However, Sharma and Jhulan Goswami batted with extreme caution and ensured that India did not lose any wicket for another 19 overs. They did not attack the bowlers and just played out the overs, just delaying the inevitable. 
Sharma completed her half century but perished when she was looking to play a big shot.

For the Proteas, captain Dane van Niekerk was the pick of the bowlers.  She picked up four wickets and conceded just 22 runs in her 10 overs. Ayabonga Khaka was very impressive as well while Marizanne Kapp and Shabnim Ismail picked up one wicket apiece.

21:37 (IST)8 JUL 2017

India will have to wait to secure a semi-final berth. They have two difficult games coming up against Australia and New Zealand.

21:36 (IST)8 JUL 2017

158 all out in 46 overs. Ismail cleans up the tail. South Africa win the match by 115 runs.

21:32 (IST)8 JUL 2017

155/9 after 45 overs. Wicket-maiden for Luus. Ismail back into the attack. Can she finish things off?

21:31 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Poonam Yadav comes in to bat at No. 11.

21:30 (IST)8 JUL 2017

OUT! Luus gets her first wicket. Catching practice for van Niekerk. Ekta Bisht departs for 13 off 15.

21:29 (IST)8 JUL 2017

155/8 after 44 overs. Good over for India, 10 runs off it.

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Back to back boundaries for Goswami. A little too late, isn't it?

21:27 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Boundary for Goswami. Good shot, bisecting the two fielders on the off side. The ball whizzes to the fence.

21:26 (IST)8 JUL 2017

145/8 after 43 overs. Just five runs from that over. Kapp back into the attack.

21:23 (IST)8 JUL 2017

140/8 after 42 overs. India need 134 runs from 48 balls to win the match. Luus will continue.

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And now, Bisht joins in. A good shot from her, opening the face of the bat and cutting the full-length ball through the point region for a boundary.

21:19 (IST)8 JUL 2017

134/8 after 41 overs. Six runs from that over.

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Luus into the attack and Goswami gets in the groove. She steps forward and powers the ball over the infield for a boundary.

21:17 (IST)8 JUL 2017

128/8 after 40 overs. India need 146 runs from the last 10 overs to win the game.

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Four for Goswami. The ball flies off the outside edge and runs to the fence.

21:13 (IST)8 JUL 2017

121/8 after 39 overs. van Niekerk has been so good today. A fifty with the bat and four wickets with the ball. She could have had another had Luus not dropped Bisht in that over. Her bowling figures read 10-0-22-4.

21:11 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Ekta Bisht walks in to bat at No. 10.

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WICKET! Deepti Sharma finally goes for the big shot and perishes. Niekerk gets her fourth of the day.

21:09 (IST)8 JUL 2017

van  Niekerk will bowl her final over.

21:08 (IST)8 JUL 2017

118/7 after 38 overs. A couple of overs have gone and still, no change in approach by the Indians. Still defending and playing out the overs.

21:03 (IST)8 JUL 2017

113/7 after 36 overs. It almost seems like the Indians are playing a Test match and just want to save a follow on. Just two runs from that over as Sharma carries on defending.

20:59 (IST)8 JUL 2017

111/7 after 35 overs. Yet another tight over from Niekerk. Just two runs off it. Kapp into the attack and the batting powerplay has been taken.

20:54 (IST)8 JUL 2017

109/7 after 34 overs. There are cheers of 'India will win' from the crowd. They still think it's possible?

20:53 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Another boundary from Goswami. It was short and wide, as she gets on her backfoot and slaps it through the offside.

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Luus into the attack and is welcomed by Goswami with a boundary. Finally, a four after what seems like ages.

20:51 (IST)8 JUL 2017

101/7 after 33 overs. Just a couple of singles from that over. India still need 173 runs to win the match from 17 overs.

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100 up for India. Who would have thought they would reach it?

20:48 (IST)8 JUL 2017

99/7 after 32 overs. No signs of attacking from the Indians yet. They are just playing out the overs.

20:46 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Deepti Sharma is caught off a free hit. Nothing wrong there.

20:45 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Ismail back into the attack.

20:43 (IST)8 JUL 2017

95/7 after 31 overs. Just one run from that over. India don't want to give in just yet.

20:41 (IST)8 JUL 2017

India lost seven wickets in the first 20 overs and now, in the following 10 overs, they have not lost any. Irony? van Niekerk back into the attack.

20:40 (IST)8 JUL 2017

94/7 after 30 overs. India need 180 runs from 20 overs to win the match.

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Neither Deepti Sharma nor Jhulan Goswami is showing any intention of attacking.

20:37 (IST)8 JUL 2017

92/7 after 29 overs. Kapp keeps up her good work. Nothing loose for the Indian batswomen to put away to the boundary.

20:35 (IST)8 JUL 2017

90/7 after 28 overs. Deepti Sharma completes her half-century from 79 balls. It's her seventh ODI fifty. Kapp will continue.

20:31 (IST)8 JUL 2017

87/7 after 27 overs. One run from that over as Sharma and Goswami play out Kapp. Khaka will continue.

20:28 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Marizanne Kapp back into the attack.

20:27 (IST)8 JUL 2017

86/7 after 26 overs. Three runs from that over. Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma is inching towards her half-century. 

20:26 (IST)8 JUL 2017

India's tactics at the moment is a little confusing. Why are they defending with their lives? They have nothing to gain with that.

20:24 (IST)8 JUL 2017

83/7 after 25 overs. Just three singles in that over. Is there any realistic chance of India winning the game? I don't think so. Khaka brought back into the attack.

20:21 (IST)8 JUL 2017

80/7 after 24 overs. Five runs from that over. Just to get things in perspective, India still need 194 runs from 156 balls. Luus will continue.

20:19 (IST)8 JUL 2017

Another boundary for Deepti Sharma. She pounces on the ball and creams it through cover. She is just showing what patience can do.
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