South Africa Women bring India Women's unbeaten streak to an end

Trisha Chetty top scored in the game
Trisha Chetty top scored in the game
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South Africa Women 269-5 (Steyn 83) beat
India Women 261-9 (Sharma 71) by eight runs
Ninth match, Women's Quadrangular Series, Potchefstroom

Fifties from Andrie Steyn, Trisha Chetty and Chloe Tryon followed by a three-wicket haul from Shabnim Ismail proved clinical as South Africa Women completed a eight-run victory against India Women in the ninth game of the Women's Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom.

India Women won the toss and decided to field first. Even though Jhulan Goswami (1-55) struck in the first ball of the innings to remove Lizelle Lee (0) but Steyn (83) and Chetty (76) struck together for a 151-run stand for the second wicket.

Even though both fell in quick succession, Chloe Tryon (77 not out) played a blinder with her unbeaten 39-ball knock to ensure South Africa reached 269 for five in the 50 overs.

Deepti Sharma (78) and Poonam Raut (35) got India to a solid start of 83 runs for the first wicket which was broken with the run out of the latter.

Deepti and Mithali Raj (54) further prolonged the fight with another 68 run stand but both fell in quick succession as the score reduced to 179 for three.

Despite, India remaining favourites, a two-wicket haul from Masabhata Klaas (2-50) and a three-wicket haul from Shabnim Ismail (3-54) ensured India were restricted to 261 for nine in the 50 overs.

This is India's first defeat in 17 games as Tryon bagged the player of the match award.

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