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South Africa Women vs India Women, Final: Tyron stepped up in Proteas win

South Africa winners during the Women's T20I Tri-Series final match between South Africa and India at Buffalo Park on February 02, 2023 in East London
South Africa winners during the Women's T20I Tri-Series final match between South Africa and India at Buffalo Park on February 02, 2023 in East London, South Africa. (Photo by Michael SheehanGallo Ima

When the pressure was on, vice-captain Chloe Tryon stepped up and delivered one of the best performances in a critical game, single-handedly leading her team to victory and snatching the win from India.

Match Summary

South Africa Women 113/5 (18 ov)

India Women 109/4 (20 ov)

South Africa Women won by 5 wickets


South Africa dominated on the field, limiting India to a below-average total. The pitch proved challenging for the batters, causing India to struggle and never pose a threat to the Proteas.

Ismail started strong with a maiden over, and Mlaba continued their great performance by dismissing Indian openers Mandhana and Rodrigues. Harleen and Harmanpreet briefly stabilized the innings with a partnership, but their efforts resulted in a sluggish progression and they became stuck.

The Indian captain was out trying to break the deadlock, leaving the team with only five overs left. Harleen was out soon after, just as she seemed to be making progress.

India managed to reach 100 runs with some late boundary hits, avoiding a poor score. The Indian team would have appreciated an extra 15-20 runs, but given the challenging pitch and the missing Marizanne Kapp, they are not ready to give up.

Spin will be a critical factor in this run chase, and India has several options to choose from. It promises to be an exciting pursuit, with a thrilling low-scoring match in store.

Defending a total of 110 is never an easy task, but India started well and gave themselves a chance. With spin bowlers starting the attack, the off-spin duo of Rana and Deepti dismissed the two South African openers, providing their team with an opportunity to remain in the game.

Lara Goodall and Sune Luus were dismissed soon after, leaving South Africa struggling at 47-4 around the halfway point. India may have thought they had the upper hand, but they faced a formidable Chloe Tryon who, with a brilliant half-century, single-handedly led her team to victory.

Annerie Dercksen contributed to the run chase with a brief innings, and Nadine de Klerk, with her experience, hung in there until the end, alongside the vice-captain. India had a tough day and suffered another defeat at the end, which will be disappointing as the T20 World Cup is approaching.

Match Stats

India Women Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Smriti Mandhana - 1.6 ov), 2-21 (Jemimah Rodrigues - 6.6 ov), 3-69 (Harmanpreet Kaur - 14.6 ov), 4-108 (Harleen Deol - 19.4 ov)

South Africa Women Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Laura Wolvaardt - 2.3 ov), 2-15 (Tazmin Brits - 5.3 ov), 3-21 (Lara Goodall - 6.3 ov), 4-47 (Sune Luus - 10.2 ov), 5-66 (Annerie Dercksen - 13.1 ov)

Playing XI

South Africa Women: Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus(C), Chloe Tryon, Annerie Dercksen, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta(WK), Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Nonkululeko Mlaba

India Women: Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia(WK), Harmanpreet Kaur(C), Harleen Deol, Jemimah Rodrigues, Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sneh Rana

Match Details

Date: 2023-02-02 13:00:00

Venue: Buffalo Park, East London, East London, East London

Toss: India Women won the toss & elected to bat

Officials: Umpires: Lauren Agenbag (South Africa), Thomas Mokorosi (South Africa), Ryan Hendricks (South Africa TV)

Match Referee: Shandre Fritz (South Africa)

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