Live Updates

  • 7:13 PM IST

    Veda finishes off in style. India Women take the lead in the series by 7 wickets. Jemimah, Mithali and Mandhana have all done their bit.

  • 7:07 PM IST

    Fifty for Mithali. Another gem of the game from the stalwart. South Africa not in the game at all.

  • 7:06 PM IST

    Veda and Mithali have made the chase look easy. Another 17 to go for the Indian Eves.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    Veda has gone lose now. Looks like South Africa have nothing to rejoice after putting up such a great show with the bat. 4, 4, 6 is what Veda has done. 16 runs from that over. India Women need 31 to win

  • 6:53 PM IST

    Jemimah came good and mistimes sweep shot, goes for 37. A strike rate of 137. Whatte a start for the debutant! India Women 3 down and need 49 to win. Meanwhile, Krishnamurthy has joined Mithali.

  • 6:48 PM IST

    India are 100 up and another 59 runs for them to their first win. Jemimah and Mithali keeps them on top

  • 6:42 PM IST

    What a partnership between Mithali and Jemimah after losing 2 wickets. Fifty between these two off 51 deliveries. India Women on course to their first win here with 68 to win

  • 6:37 PM IST

    Already 8 overs gone and India Women half way through at 81 for 2. Jemimah has changed the equation and Mithali is just a spectator to all this. She would be happy with this. India Women require 81 to win

  • 6:29 PM IST

    Mumbai, you need to watch Jemimah here. She seems unfettered by the fact that she is making her debut. 19 runs from that over. Mithali can easily read another book of Rumi on the other end. India Women need 99 to win

  • 6:24 PM IST

    Oh dear, mix-up between these two. After such a blistering start not the desired results India were aiming for. Harmanpreet gone for a duck. It is Jemimah who has entered. She has had a tremendous domestic season in past few months. Time for her to put her experience into play. India Women 47/2

India Women would look to replicate their ODI success in T20Is © Getty Images
India Women would look to replicate their ODI success in T20Is © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the first T20I between India Women and South Africa Women at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. We, at CricketCountry, will bring all the live updates, intriguing stats as well as interesting posts from social media. Both teams will locks horns in a five-match T20I series, which will conclude on February 24.

India dominated in the three-ODI series, winning it 1-2. Smriti Mandhana was awarded Player of the Series for her spectacular batting performance.

Mithali Raj does not call the shots in the shortest format. The team now will be lead by the talismanic Harmanpreet Kaur. On the other hand, Dane van Niekerk will remain at the helm.

The Indian squad boasts of the 17-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues, who had made headlines after smashing 202 off 163 balls in an U-19 game. After facing defeat in the last ODI, the Indians would be depending heavily on the in-form Mandhana for a solid start. Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy, who made 79 and 56 respectively in a losing cause in the last ODI, would be hoping to carry on their good form in the shortest format.

Squads:

South Africa: Dane van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Mignon du Preez, Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Moseline Daniels, Lizelle Lee, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Odine Kirsten

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Nuzhat Parween (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami, Anuja Patil, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Jemimah Rodrigues, Taniya Bhatia

Editorial team of CricketCountry.