Indian women’s team beat South Africa by ten wickets in the only Test

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In the only Test, the Indian women’s cricket team defeated South Africa by ten wickets on the fourth and final day. After bowling out South Africa for 373 in the second innings, India got an easy target of 37 runs to win, which the hosts achieved in 9.2 overs without losing a single wicket.

Chennai. Indian women’s cricket team defeated South Africa by ten wickets on the fourth and final day of the only Test on Monday. After bowling out South Africa for 373 runs in the second innings, India got an easy target of 37 runs to win, which the hosts achieved in 9.2 overs without losing any wicket. India declared their first innings at 603 for six. For India, opener Shubha Satish scored unbeaten 13 and Shefali Verma scored unbeaten 24 runs to lead the team to victory. India had earlier defeated South Africa by ten wickets in Paarl in 2002 as well.

After being bowled out for 266 in the first innings, South Africa performed better in the second innings. Laura Wolvaardt scored 122 runs in 314 balls and Sune Luus scored 109 runs in 203 balls. Playing ahead of their yesterday’s score of 232 runs for two wickets, Wolvaardt and Marianne Kapp continued to score runs. Wolvaardt scored her first Test century and became the first female cricketer to score centuries in Test, ODI and T20 in the same year.

Kapp was dismissed leg before wicket by Deepti Sharma on a score of 31. Sneh Rana sent Delmi Tucker to the pavilion without opening the account. Wolvaardt was dismissed leg before wicket by Rajeshwari Gaikwad on a score of 122. South Africa crossed the 300 run mark which is its highest Test score against India. After lunch, Sinalo Jafta retired hurt while Anne Derksen became the victim of Pooja Vastrakar after scoring five runs. De Klerk and Masabata Klaas saved the team from innings defeat by sharing 23 runs.

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