The hosts India Women completed their whitewash in the three-match home ODI series against South Africa Women after winning the thrilling low-scoring final ODI of the series at Vadodara on Monday (14th October).
Before this match, India Women already secured this series by winning the first two matches comfortably. The hosts decided to bat first after winning the toss in the third ODI. However, the batters totally struggled against the visiting bowlers.
Finally, India Women managed to score 146 runs (45.5 overs) before losing their all wickets. Only two batswomen, Harmanpreet Kaur (38) and the tailender Shikha Pandey (35), managed to reach the 20-run mark.
Marizanne Kapp was the best bowler of that innings as her bowling figures were 9-3-20-3.
South Africa Women scored only 140 runs
However, the visiting side just failed to secure their consolation victory in this series as the host bowlers challenged strongly. Opener Laura Wolvaardt (23) and the middle-order batters – captain Sune Luus (24) & Marizanne Kapp (29) were the only players in that chasing to reach the 20-run mark.
South Africa Women finally were all-out on 140 runs (48 overs). India Women won that game by just six runs. Among the Indian bowlers, Ekta Bisht (3/32) took three wickets while Deepti Sharma (2/24) and Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2/22) claimed two wickets each.
During the late second innings, the tailender batswoman Nondumiso Shangase (10 runs) was dismissed in an interesting fashion. In the 46th over, when the visitors were batting on 137/7, Bisht delivered a full-length delivery to Shangase who played a straight stroke. Bisht tried to catch that ball but she failed to grab that and it travelled to the mid-off. Mid-off fielder Mansi Joshi picked that ball comfortably to dismiss Shangase.
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It was a very important wicket at that moment. Before that wicket, Shangase put 18 runs partnership for the eighth wicket with Shabnim Ismail. Shangase was feeling very unhappy to lose that wicket.
— Akhil Gupta 🏏 (@Guptastats92) October 14, 2019