India: 248/ 5 (Raut 77, Ismail 2/46)
South Africa: 223/ 4 (Lee 132 *, Goswami 2/20)
South Africa win by 6 runs (D/L technique)
CAPE COMMUNITY – Lizelle Lee struck an exceptional century to thrust the Proteas’ Females to a dazzling six-run success because of the Duckworth Lewis technique over India in the 3rd ODI in Lucknow on Friday.
The covers began with South Africa well positioned on 223/ 4, still needing 26 runs 21 rounds to revamp India’s 248/ 5.
Lee was unbeaten on a career-best 132 not out off 131 rounds (16 x4, 2×6) and also ODI debutant Anne Bosch on 16 not out when the climate compelled the gamers off the area.
The Proteas opener remained in stunning type and also virtually solitarily led the site visitors’ run chase. After South Africa shed both Laura Wolvaardt (12) and also Lara Goodall (16) with the overall on 81/ 2, Lee discovered an able companion in Mignon du Preez. Both shared a 97- run collaboration for the 3rd arch prior to Du Preez (37) was captured in the covers. This unlocked for India and also experienced seamer Jhulan Goswami, that was once more outstanding, drew the hosts back right into the video game with the termination of Marizanne Kapp (0) soon later on.
The video game was strongly in the equilibrium at that phase with South Africa secured back to 178/ 4 after 37.5 overs when debutant Bosch strolled to fold.
The all-rounder, that had lots of self-confidence from her earlier bowling screen when she declared 1/29 from 6 overs, saw to it she offered great assistance to Lee as the opener relocated more detailed in the direction of her 3rd ODI century.
Lee raised the turning point in outstanding style when she clubbed Indian off-spinner Harmanpreet Kaur for 6 over long-off.
The 28- year-old after that revealed great suit recognition with the unseasonal sand tornado coming close to as she took place to the strike after passing the turning point to make certain South Africa were constantly in advance of the D/L target at any type of phase.
Lee went billing down the track to Poonam Yadav and also wrecked the leg-spinner over long-on for 6 prior to sweeping Deepti Sharma for 4. With the drizzle currently obtaining gradually much heavier, Lee likewise put Harmanpreet for successive limits.
South Africa’s bowling system had actually succeeded previously to limit India to a convenient overall after the hosts had actually established their innings for something around 300.
Punam Raut was superb with 77 off 108 rounds and also obtained strong assistance from captain Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and also Deepti Sharma, that all made 36.
Nonetheless, Shabnim Ismail (2/46), Kapp (1/47), Tumi Sekhukhune (1/53) and also Bosch (1/29) all made certain the Indians never ever fled entirely.
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