The South Africans beat India Women by three wickets in the 28th match of the ICC World Cup 2022 to book their place in the semi-finals. The defeat shattered India's dream of reaching the semi-finals. The match was a close contest which went to the very last ball. Both teams had set a target of 275 runs for the opponents‚ but the Indian bowlers proved too strong for the visitors and won the match by three wickets. In the last round‚ India had batting first‚ and their innings finished on 275/7. Shafali Verma top-scored with 71 runs. Mithali Raj scored 68. Harmanpreet Kaur and Deepti Sharma scored 48 runs each. Tazmin Brits‚ Mithali Rahman‚ and Mignon du Preez shared the other wickets. Lara Goodall took two wickets‚ while Chloe Tyton and Harmanpreet Singh accounted for two wickets each. The third day of the ICC World Cup will see India play South Africa Women for the second time this year. The two teams have met twice and both teams have lost the last two. The first game was a one-off game‚ and India had to win by one run to qualify for the semi-finals. This match will be played at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on March 27. South Africa won the coin toss and chose to bat first‚ and India will bat next against South Africa. The match will be telecast live on the Star Sports First and Star Sports 2 channels in India. To watch the match live‚ you can visit the official website of ICC Women's World Cup. It will also be streamed on Disney+ Hotstar. India Women batted first and scored 275/7 in 50 overs. Top-scorers for the team were Smriti Mandhana with 71 and Shafali Verma with 53. The match was a one-day international and the team needed to win in the second round. In the first match against South Africa‚ the players made a total of 280 for the match. South Africa won the match on the final ball. They needed to win the match to make it to the semi-finals. Their last game was a huge flop but they managed to win the match with a thump. The South African Women will be facing the same team in their next match to qualify for the World Cup. While India will not win the match‚ the team must win the next two matches to get to the next stage. The match was a nail-biter in the ICC World Cup‚ and this match was no exception.
A sloppy pitch was a major factor in the South African victory. A slow start was the main cause of India's reluctance‚ but the South Africans had to fight their way back and regain the lead in the tournament. But their victory was a bittersweet one as the Indians clinched the ICC World Cup 2022 title. The match between India and South Africa will take place on March 27. The game will be played at Hagley Oval‚ Christchurch‚ New Zealand. It is expected to be a humid‚ balanced pitch. The two teams will need to be disciplined to win this tournament. The match will also have a high number of viewers. The team that wins will be the one to advance to the next round. The India Women won the coin toss and decided to bat first against South Africa. This match will be the last league game for the two teams before the ICC World Cup. It is expected to be a low-scoring game. The team has made two changes‚ dropping Tania Ghoshi and Lara Goodall to make room for Sneh Rana.
Update: India’s campaign in the #CWC22 comes to an end. South Africa needed 1 off the final ball and managed to score the winning run.
Details ▶️ https://t.co/BWw8yYwlOS #TeamIndia | #CWC22 | #INDvSA pic.twitter.com/1EoGNKtujO — BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) March 27, 2022
A dramatic finish to yet another #CWC22 thriller with South Africa emerging as victors on the final ball against India ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/ufPw44K4Pv — ICC Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) March 27, 2022
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Shabnim Ismail (2/42) and Masabata Klaas (2/38) were the picks of the bowlers as they put in a tough shift. @BCCIWomen built partnerships throughout their innings to post 274/7
📷 ICC/Getty #INDvSA #CWC22 #BePartOfTheForce #AlwaysRising pic.twitter.com/inIqf0ZOqJ — Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) March 27, 2022