Match Over - South Africa Women won by 5 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: South Africa Women, who chose to bat
  • Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • Referee: S Wadvalla
  • When: 18 Feb 2018, 09:45 SAST
  • Winner: South Africa Women
  • Man of the Match: S Ismail


  • Umpire1: LB Gcuma
  • Umpire2: SD Harris
  • Third Umpire: S Gasa



Overs: 19.0 / 20.0

South Africa Women



Overs: 17.5 / 20.0

India Women

That's a wrap of this game then, but don't you go anywhere, for the men will clash in a short while. Hope you stick around for that. Goodbye from me, and thanks as ever for your company and comments.

12.40pmMike Haysman with the presentations.

"I think our lower order collapsed today," says Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian captain. "We got a good start but couldn't capitalise on the momentum. I think after getting a good start we need to utilise that. We need to come up with a good plan in the next game. We didn't play too much T20 in the last 15 months but we played well in the first two games. Smriti and Mithali played pretty much all the 20 overs in both the games so the rest of our batsmen didn't have that much of batting. This is an eye-opener for us. It was a good performance from our bowling side."

Shabnim Ismail is Player of the Match. "We had the right fielders in the right place and took our catches today," she says. "We don't hang on to the negatives that much. We always look at the positives. Aggression is something that pumps me up, the fielders also pump me up. There is never a dull moment on the field. Looking forward to the next match."

"A little relieved. I couldn't watch for a bit there," says South Africa captain Dane van Niekerk. "We know Chloe Tryon can hit the ball a fair distance. I couldn't fault the bowlers today. it was a blessing in disguise after the first over that I could hold her back. We have to stick to our strengths and today we showcased our strengths really well. The crowd was amazing. It lifts out spirits. So I want to thank them for coming out and supporting us. We're very excited about the next game and hope we can rectify our mistakes. But very glad with the side today."

12.33pm South Africa pick up their first win of the series and they have outplayed India here. Even still, the game was lost in the span of those 13 deliveries when India lost their last five wickets for nine runs. You don't often recover from such collapses. And besides, on a pitch where 150 was considered par, India were well short and needed to bowl like a dream to defend it. But powerful performances from South Africa's middle order made sure no calculations were upset. Got to question the tactic of turning to Anuja Patil for the penultimate over with her having already conceded 31 runs in three overs. South Africa made it slightly harder for themselves with a couple of their batsmen playing needless shots though they were on track pretty much throughout. But they weren't going to miss out on a win after their bowlers got them closer than they have so far this series.

hippu: "Had India could bat full 20 overs - that would have made more interesting finish!!!"

18.6AA Patil to M Kapp, 1 run, tries to fetch a sweep from outside off and gets an inside edge that misses the stumps and gets away to the left of the keeper. Streaky single but that will do.
18.5AA Patil to N de Klerk, 1 run, advances down the ground and meets the pitch of a length ball and flicks to midwicket. Scores level.
18.4AA Patil to M Kapp, 1 run, meets a length ball outside off with a stride across and whips it down to long-on.
18.3AA Patil to CL Tryon, OUT, No run, goes for the glorious finish and charges down the track to a length ball. Doesn't get to the pitch and swings wildly to make no contact and get stumped. But it's a wicket too late for India. SA three away from their first win of the series.
18.2AA Patil to CL Tryon, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, now she overcompensates. Pitched right up and within her swinging arc, advances down the ground and powers it over cow corner. Well into the stands.
18.1AA Patil to CL Tryon, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, shoddy. Flat and short and well outside off, shuffles across and hammers a pull through midwicket.
End of over 18. 10 runs this over. 121/4 after 108 balls.
CL Tryon 24 (12b 3x4 1x6 ) S Pandey 3-0-30-0
N de Klerk 4 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 2 runs this over. 111/4 after 102 balls.
CL Tryon 18 (9b 2x4 1x6 ) P Vastrakar 4-1-21-2
N de Klerk 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 18 runs this over. 109/3 after 96 balls.
CL Tryon 17 (6b 2x4 1x6 ) AA Patil 3-0-31-0
S Luus 40 (31b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 91/3 after 90 balls.
S Luus 37 (29b 5x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 4-0-20-1
CL Tryon 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 84/3 after 84 balls.
M du Preez 20 (26b 0x4 0x6 ) Poonam Yadav 4-0-19-1
S Luus 32 (25b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 4 runs this over. 76/2 after 78 balls.
M du Preez 18 (24b 0x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 3-0-13-1
S Luus 26 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 4 runs this over. 72/2 after 72 balls.
M du Preez 16 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) Poonam Yadav 3-0-11-0
S Luus 24 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 13 runs this over. 68/2 after 66 balls.
S Luus 22 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 2-0-20-0
M du Preez 14 (17b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 4 runs this over. 55/2 after 60 balls.
S Luus 13 (14b 1x4 0x6 ) Poonam Yadav 2-0-7-0
M du Preez 10 (14b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 51/2 after 54 balls.
S Luus 11 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) AA Patil 2-0-13-0
M du Preez 8 (11b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 8. 3 runs this over. 43/2 after 48 balls.
M du Preez 6 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) Poonam Yadav 1-0-3-0
S Luus 5 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 40/2 after 42 balls.
M du Preez 4 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) AA Patil 1-0-5-0
S Luus 4 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 35/2 after 36 balls.
M du Preez 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 2-0-9-1
S Luus 2 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 13 runs this over. 29/1 after 29 balls.
D van Niekerk 22 (16b 4x4 0x6 ) P Vastrakar 3-1-19-1
S Luus 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 16/1 after 24 balls.
D van Niekerk 10 (11b 1x4 0x6 ) RS Gayakwad 1-0-3-0
S Luus 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 13/1 after 18 balls.
D van Niekerk 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) P Vastrakar 2-1-6-1
S Luus 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 7 runs this over. 7/0 after 12 balls.
D van Niekerk 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) S Pandey 1-0-7-0
L Lee 5 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1.  A maiden over! 0/0 after 6 balls.
L Lee 0 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) P Vastrakar 1-1-0-0
D van Niekerk 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
L LeeC AA Patil B P Vastrakar510121041.67
D van NiekerkC T Bhatia B RS Gayakwad26222050130
S LuusC S Pandey B P Vastrakar41513450120.59
M du PreezC V Krishnamurthy B Poonam Yadav2026270074.07
CL TryonSt. T Bhatia AA Patil34221542226.67
N de Klerknot out 513400125
M Kappnot out 23200100
S Ismail -
M Klaas -
M Daniels -
R Ntozakhe -
Total 134/5
P Vastrakar4.012125.25
S Pandey3.0030010
RS Gayakwad4.002015
AA Patil4.0044111
Poonam Yadav4.001914.75