IND W vs SA W 3rd T20I Highlights: Vastrakar’s 4-13 and Mandhana’s 54 power India to 10-wicket win

The In dian women’s team finished off the bilateral series against South Africa on a high after registering a 10-wicket in the 3rd and final T20I in Chennai. After winning the ODIs and Test match, the Women in Blue suffered their first loss of the series in the 1st T20I. Then with the second game being called off due to rain, the third one became vital for levelling the series.

Hence from ball one, Team India were in incredible form as they picked up early wickets and reduced South Africa to 39-2 at the end of the powerplay. After the first six overs, the Indian bowlers turned their intensity up a notch with Pooja Vastrakar topping the bowling chart with a brilliant spell of 4-13 in 3.1 overs. 

Supporting the speedster was Radha Yadav, who picked up three wickets to help bundle out South Africa at 84. Chasing this total, the Indian women continued the momentum forward with Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma getting off to a positive start. The duo looked aggressive as they finished off the game in 10.5 overs.  Mandhana  top-scored with a 40-ball 54 and secured a 10-wicket win for India.

Speaking about this win, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur said, ” We spoke about the things we need to improve and I’m proud of the way we played today. Going forward, we might have situations similar to this where we have to go hard and express ourselves. We were positive today and played as a team. Whoever got the opportunity, they did really well. Self-belief was there and now with Asia Cup round the corner, we want to go there and do really well. He (speaking about the head coach Amol Mazumdar) is really cool and keeps things really simple, the staff is very positive and this is the best staff I have ever worked with. As a team, we want to keep doing the right things and keep winning.”

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