Live Updates

  • 4:04 PM IST

    THATS IT! Super win by South Africa. They stay alive in the series. India lead 2-1. It was Shabnim Ismail, Sune Luus and Chloe Tryon starred for the home side.

  • 4:02 PM IST

    OUT! Chloe Tryon falls after playing a handy knock of 34. She was Anuja Patil’s first wicket. Marizaane Kaap in the middle. SA need 2 to win

  • 3:59 PM IST

    SA need 13 off 12 balls. All 3 results possible when SA play. Luus and Tyron in the middle.

  • 3:49 PM IST

    Chloe Tyron is capable of clearing any ground. She is at her task straight away. Sune Luus is already set. Anuja Patil has an over left. Could be anyone’s game.

  • 3:40 PM IST

    Mignon du Preez falls owing to a rising run-rate. India women on top. They need 50 off 36 balls.

  • 3:27 PM IST

    Runs have dried up. Poonam Yadav is something. Her flight and slowness is surely to watch out for. She has choked the run flow. SA need 79 off 60 balls. They are currently 55 for 2.

  • 3:14 PM IST

    Gayakwad’s wicket-to-wicket bowling, extra flight and over-aggression from van Niekerk sends her back in the pavilion. SA now 34-2.

  • 3:01 PM IST

    Jinxed…I have solely jinxed Lee. But I definitely don’t mind it. She goes for a glory shot, doesn’t connect well and is caught at the deep. Shikha strikes, SA 12/1.

  • 3:00 PM IST

    So far, so good from South Africa. India have a good field set for Lizelle Lee. Nonetheless, with such a small total to defend, India need quick wickets.

  • 2:53 PM IST

    Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk are out in the middle. South Africa will look to win this T20I and stay alive in the series. Pooja Vastrakar to open the bowling for India.

  • 2:40 PM IST

    OUT! Shabnim Ismail takes her fifth wicket. India Women go are all out for 133. This has been a poor show by the Indian Women. From 93 for 3, India Women gave 5 wickets for just 9 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur top scored with 48.

  • 2:37 PM IST

    India Women have lost their ninth wicket. Poonam Yadav falls for 3. Shabnim Ismail claims her fourth wicket; her career best T20I figures.

  • 2:32 PM IST

    From 93 for 2, India eves are now 127 for 8. Pathetic!

  • 2:30 PM IST

    Daniels rattles two stumps off Krishnamurthy. India are losing wickets regularly. Same issues as faced by the men’s side. No one in lower order.

  • 2:17 PM IST

    Aggressive intent not working at the moment. Anuja Patil falls for 7.

  • 2:16 PM IST

    A good enough chance for India’s lower order to flex their muscles. They haven’t batted a lot in the recent past, but with a good run-rate provided they have time to set in before 16th over.

  • 2:09 PM IST

    Eves have lost a bit of momentum lately. Mandhana gave them a solid start, but since her departure, South Africa would be more relaxed. Rodrigues also followed suit. Ismail has pulled things back. Let us see how holds the innings for Eves now. Run-rate is still good.

  • 1:54 PM IST

    Smriti falls for 37 to skipper Dan van Niekerk. Jemima Rodrigues comes in to bat. India have reached to 63 for 2 after 9 overs.

  • 1:46 PM IST

    India are 54 for 1 after seven overs. Smriti has raced to 37 off 23 balls, smacking five boundaries and a six. Skipper Harmanpreet is on 16 off 14 balls.

  • 1:36 PM IST

    Two lovely strokes from Harmanpreet on the leg-side for fours. After a wicket-maiden, India have done well to post 33 for 1 in their four overs. Kapp has given away 2 from her 2 overs, while the other bowlers are leaking runs.

  • 1:25 PM IST

    Mandhana gets off to a rollicking start. Hammers Shabnim Ismail for four back-to-back boundaries. India are 17 for 1 after 2 overs.

  • 1:20 PM IST

    South Africa electing to bowl have made early in-roads in the Indian batting. Four dot balls built the pressure on Mithali Raj before she went for an ambitious shot to fall to Marizanne Kapp for 0. India are 0 for 1 after 1 overs.


Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of the third T20I between India Women and South Africa Women at The Wanderers, Johannesburg. I am Aditya Sahay and will bring you the live updates from the match.

Having won the ODI series 2-1, India lead 2-0 in the T20I series. Hosts will look to stay in the contest by denying India an unassailable lead in the five-match series. In both the matches, India chased down the totals set by South Africa. In the first T20I at Potchefstroom, India chased down 165 courtesy brisk knocks from Mithali Raj, Smirti Mandhana, Jemima Rodrigues and Veda Krishnamurthy.

In the next game, at East London, India were chasing 144. Mithali and Smriti put up a 106-run opening stand. The chase was a cakewalk.

Following the women’s match, the men’s side will take on each other at the same venue, in what will be their first T20I of the series.