Match Over - South Africa Women won by 115 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: India Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Grace Road, Leicester
  • Referee: SR Bernard
  • When: 08 Jul 2017, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa Women
  • Man of the Match: D van Niekerk


  • Umpire1: P Wilson
  • Umpire2: JM Williams
  • Third Umpire:



Overs: 46.0 / 50.0

India Women



Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

South Africa Women

That is all we have from this game. Two matches happening tomorrow, including the big one, between England and Australia, so make sure to join us. Until then,it's goodbye from all of us here.

Dane van Niekerk is the player of the match. No prices for guessing that. "First of all, this goes to Lizelle Lee, I think she deserves it more than I do," she says. "We have good days and bad days, but I am just glad to have been able to perform for the team. I just thought of taking it deep. I knew I could take it away at the back end. Struggled a bit, but it came off in the end. It wasn't as clinical as I had hoped it would be, but a win is a win. She stuck to her guns and she found her groove and her rhythm and it came off today. If I get,in my opinion, the best batter in the world, it's better than getting a fifty."

"We decided to field because of the history at the ground," says Mithali Raj. "People were saying most of the matches here are won chasing. And even the matches we played against South Africa in the qualifiers, we ad won chasing. We did realise that her (Lee) wicket was important, but I give full credit to her batting because her shots were really clean and she did play one of the best innings in the World Cup. Australia is right now at the top and are one of the best sides in the world. It's not going to be easy, but we need to play our best cricket. It obviously doesn't feel good that you were not able to contribute to the team, but it's all a part of the game ad you need to absorb all this."

5.07pm What a one-sided thrashing this has been. This was an important match for South Africa, they had been absolutely walloped by England in Bristol. But they had never lost at this venue in this tournament and they have now made it three in three in Leicester. A win for India would have seen them through to the semi-final. Their position remains unchanged, but they still have to fight it out to make the last four, and against tough opponents. As for South Africa, they have risen to fourth. Dane van Niekerk and her team get down and say their prayers. They have a lot to be thankful for after today's performance.This was an Indian team that was coming on the back of four wins in as many matches. But that juggernaut has been emphatically broken, with the captain van Niekerk playing no small part herself. Stay tuned for the presentations.

45.6S Ismail to Poonam Yadav, OUT, No run, and that's the end of it. Fuller, outside off, drawing the batsman forward. Yadav reaches out and sticks the bat out, gets a thick outside edge that is held by the wicketkeeper easily.
45.5S Ismail to Poonam Yadav, No run, sticks her bat out to this wide delivery and gets beaten.
45.4S Ismail to J Goswami, 1 run, full, picks it up from outside off and tries to loft it over the leg side, lands on the bounce in front of deep midwicket.
45.3S Ismail to J Goswami, No run, fuller, driven to covers.
45.2S Ismail to J Goswami, 2 runs, in the air and lands in the middle of nowhere. Chases this wide full delivery and drills it uppishly, deep point runs to her right and fields it at the sweeper cover region.
45.1S Ismail to J Goswami, No run, full, outside off, driven to covers.
End of over 45.  A maiden over! 155/9 after 270 balls.
Poonam Yadav 0 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) S Luus 6-1-27-1
J Goswami 40 (75b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 44. 10 runs this over. 155/8 after 264 balls.
J Goswami 40 (75b 6x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 8-1-31-1
E Bisht 13 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 43. 5 runs this over. 145/8 after 258 balls.
J Goswami 31 (70b 4x4 0x6 ) S Luus 5-0-27-0
E Bisht 12 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 42. 6 runs this over. 140/8 after 252 balls.
E Bisht 9 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 10-1-33-2
J Goswami 29 (66b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Karthik BS: "Jhulan Goswami is nearing 1k Odi runs. Wow.. Cricket is never a dull game if you love statistics and milestones.. !!!"

End of over 41. 6 runs this over. 134/8 after 246 balls.
J Goswami 28 (65b 4x4 0x6 ) S Luus 4-0-22-0
E Bisht 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 40. 6 runs this over. 127/8 after 239 balls.
J Goswami 22 (59b 3x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 9-1-26-2
E Bisht 3 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 39. 3 runs this over. 121/8 after 234 balls.
J Goswami 18 (56b 2x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 10-0-22-4
E Bisht 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 38. 3 runs this over. 118/7 after 228 balls.
J Goswami 17 (54b 2x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 8-1-15-0
DB Sharma 60 (110b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 37. 2 runs this over. 115/7 after 222 balls.
DB Sharma 58 (107b 5x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 9-0-19-3
J Goswami 16 (51b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 36. 2 runs this over. 113/7 after 215 balls.
DB Sharma 57 (104b 5x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 7-1-21-1
J Goswami 15 (47b 2x4 0x6 ) more

abhishek bhatia: "Good to see some positiveness in the comments - @Kaushik, @Surge. India won 4 out of 4 and that is definitely no easy task. They are just having an off day today, but they are still fighting. If India can play out all 50 overs and lose by less than 80 or even less than 100, it will be a moral victory or at least a moral boost. I am confident that India would qualify for the semis. As they say, it is not over, until it is actually over. #BleedBlue"

End of over 35. 2 runs this over. 111/7 after 210 balls.
J Goswami 14 (45b 2x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 8-0-17-3
DB Sharma 57 (101b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 34. 8 runs this over. 109/7 after 204 balls.
J Goswami 14 (43b 2x4 0x6 ) S Luus 3-0-16-0
DB Sharma 56 (97b 5x4 0x6 ) more

That seems to be drinks as well. India need 165 more in 16 overs with three wickets in hand.

End of over 33. 2 runs this over. 101/7 after 198 balls.
DB Sharma 56 (97b 5x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 7-0-16-3
J Goswami 6 (37b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 4 runs this over. 99/7 after 191 balls.
J Goswami 5 (35b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 7-1-12-0
DB Sharma 55 (92b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Nitesh Goel: "I like Deepti Sharma approach to the game much better than Smriti Mandhana, who scores 2 big scores,but fails next 3 times. Sharma, seems to be working her way and fights to keep India afloat, even against the wind. Both have almost same amount of runs, but Sharma is there is lesser number of games and still talked about less than stylish Mandhana. No doubt, hard work still counts up against natural talent.."

Surge: "Most of the top teams have a few tough games left. It's a bit early for Indian fans to become despondent. Keep the faith. "

End of over 31. 1 runs this over. 95/7 after 186 balls.
J Goswami 5 (33b 0x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 6-0-14-3
DB Sharma 53 (88b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 30. 2 runs this over. 94/7 after 180 balls.
J Goswami 5 (29b 0x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 8-1-20-2
DB Sharma 52 (86b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 2 runs this over. 92/7 after 174 balls.
J Goswami 4 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 6-1-19-1
DB Sharma 51 (83b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Dishant: "It will be an uphill task from hereon for India to book a SF berth. Toughest two games against Aus & NZ coming up.They had to close the issue today. SA meanwhile has a relatively easier game against SL which can take them to 9 points."

Kaushik: "Let's not be pessimistic about India's semi final chances.Yes we have two tough games coming and may not make it but that takes nothing away from the team they've played some brilliant cricket in challenging conditions.We still have two shots and can trump either of them. #believeinblue"

End of over 28. 3 runs this over. 90/7 after 168 balls.
DB Sharma 50 (79b 5x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 7-1-18-2
J Goswami 3 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) more

abhishek bhatia: "hi, could someone please explain all this disappointment over india's performance today. How would India not qualify for the semi-final? I thought there are still 3 more games to go?"

End of over 27. 1 runs this over. 87/7 after 162 balls.
J Goswami 3 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 5-1-17-1
DB Sharma 47 (73b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Ayushman: "Though outcome of SA v AUS, ENG v NZ & ENG v AUS stand critical to their chances of making it to the semi-finals, with the sort of run rate SA & NZ have garnered, the game against NZ becomes a do-or-die for India."

End of over 26. 3 runs this over. 86/7 after 156 balls.
J Goswami 3 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 6-1-15-2
DB Sharma 47 (70b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 3 runs this over. 83/7 after 150 balls.
J Goswami 3 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) S Luus 2-0-8-0
DB Sharma 44 (65b 5x4 0x6 ) more

"@kaushik , this rather outrage is rather disappointment as now India is on the verge of not even making to the playoffs" bks must be an IPL fan. We don't have playoffs here. Only semi-finals

End of over 24. 5 runs this over. 80/7 after 144 balls.
J Goswami 2 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 3-0-21-0
DB Sharma 42 (61b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 23. 5 runs this over. 75/7 after 138 balls.
J Goswami 2 (16b 0x4 0x6 ) S Luus 1-0-5-0
DB Sharma 37 (57b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Kaushik: "I don't understand this outrage coming from India's performance today.Its a game and you're always prone to a horrible day.Its not the first time for a side and certainly won't be the last.They will learn from their mistakes and will come good its a very good sides.Wake up calls are fruitful at times in such events."

End of over 22. 3 runs this over. 70/7 after 131 balls.
J Goswami 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 6-1-9-0
DB Sharma 32 (55b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 2 runs this over. 67/7 after 126 balls.
J Goswami 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 5-0-13-3
DB Sharma 31 (54b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 20. 1 runs this over. 65/7 after 120 balls.
J Goswami 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 5-1-6-0
DB Sharma 30 (53b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 19. 1 runs this over. 64/6 after 114 balls.
S Verma 1 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 4-0-11-3
DB Sharma 29 (49b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 63/6 after 108 balls.
S Verma 1 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 4-0-17-1
DB Sharma 28 (44b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 61/6 after 102 balls.
DB Sharma 27 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 3-0-10-3
S Verma 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 2 runs this over. 53/5 after 96 balls.
S Pandey 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 5-1-12-2
DB Sharma 22 (40b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 51/4 after 90 balls.
DB Sharma 21 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 2-0-4-2
V Krishnamurthy 2 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Would you look at Dane van Niekerk's figures at Leicester this World Cup - 3.2-3-0-4 against West Indies. And now against India 2-0-4-2. And that's drinks.

End of over 14.  A maiden over! 49/4 after 84 balls.
V Krishnamurthy 1 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 4-1-10-1
DB Sharma 20 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 49/4 after 78 balls.
V Krishnamurthy 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) D van Niekerk 1-0-2-2
DB Sharma 20 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) more

rahil: "i think india might just finish 5th given their opponents are NZ and AUS. Also the 1 point SA got from the match against NZ might just help them to top 4 "

End of over 12. 1 runs this over. 47/2 after 72 balls.
PG Raut 22 (36b 3x4 1x6 ) A Khaka 3-0-10-1
DB Sharma 19 (34b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Vivek: "We are doing a disservice to the wonderful cricket these women have played all through the tournament. Could you imagine having a men's game without a 3rd umpire, much less a DRS. And this is the world cup at that!!"

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 46/1 after 65 balls.
PG Raut 22 (34b 3x4 1x6 ) M Daniels 2-0-16-0
DB Sharma 18 (30b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 2 runs this over. 40/1 after 60 balls.
DB Sharma 17 (28b 2x4 0x6 ) A Khaka 2-0-9-0
PG Raut 18 (31b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Lizelle Lee, in this game, hit seven sixes, the third time she's done so, to claim the record for the most sixes in an ODI innings. But Sophie Devine, the New Zealand batsman, has yanked that record away all to herself with eight hits over the boundary. She's still going, by the way, after a sensational 27-ball fifty against Pakistan

End of over 9. 10 runs this over. 38/1 after 54 balls.
DB Sharma 16 (25b 2x4 0x6 ) M Daniels 1-0-10-0
PG Raut 17 (28b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 28/1 after 48 balls.
PG Raut 16 (27b 2x4 1x6 ) A Khaka 1-0-7-0
DB Sharma 7 (20b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 2 runs this over. 21/1 after 41 balls.
PG Raut 10 (22b 2x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 4-1-5-0
DB Sharma 6 (18b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Madhu: "IndW have been playing good cricket, no doubt. But our strike rates and rotation of strike is not top notch. Even if we reach semis, we cannot progress lest we address this. Expecting Mandana to tear the bowling apart every match doesn't help!"

Kazim Noorani: "@Amar Budati: I think you got trust issues. Long way to go man!"

Now for the free hit, but with the single and change of batsman, the field can change. Deep cover, and third are the boundary riders

End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 19/1 after 36 balls.
DB Sharma 5 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 3-0-16-1
PG Raut 10 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Amar Budati: "I see the match slipping out of India's hand. No real intent being shown by these two; agreed they have that world record partnership but that was against Ireland not an attack as potent as this one."

End of over 5. 1 runs this over. 12/1 after 30 balls.
PG Raut 5 (17b 1x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 3-1-3-0
DB Sharma 3 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 4 runs this over. 11/1 after 24 balls.
PG Raut 5 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 2-0-9-1
DB Sharma 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 2 runs this over. 7/1 after 18 balls.
PG Raut 1 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 2-1-2-0
DB Sharma 2 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 5 runs this over. 5/1 after 12 balls.
PG Raut 0 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) M Kapp 1-0-5-1
DB Sharma 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

RG: "the key is to rotate the strike. Indian team doesnt have big strikers of the ball and they pressurize themselves by not running singles and doubles. "

End of over 1.  A maiden over! 0/0 after 6 balls.
PG Raut 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) S Ismail 1-1-0-0
S Mandhana 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
PG RautB A Khaka2249373159.46
S MandhanaC S Ismail B M Kapp46210200
DB SharmaC M Daniels B D van Niekerk601431115054.05
M RajB D van Niekerk02100-
H KaurLBW D van Niekerk01200-
V KrishnamurthyB A Khaka315140021.43
S PandeySt. T Chetty D van Niekerk05300-
S VermaRun out L Lee,T Chetty 11280012.5
J Goswaminot out 4388796054.43
E BishtC D van Niekerk B S Luus1320151086.67
Poonam YadavC T Chetty B S Ismail04700-
Total 158/10
S Ismail9.011812
M Kapp8.013113.88
A Khaka10.013323.3
M Daniels3.002107
D van Niekerk10.002242.2
S Luus6.012714.5