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  • 6:46 PM IST

    IND Win: India win by 10 wickets with 188 balls to spare. Deepti Sharma remained unbeaten on 51 off 47 and Poonam Raut was unbeaten on 46 off 65. Deepti had an excellent day with the ball as well, finishing with figures of 3 for 20. With this win, India are off the mark in the quadrangular tournament. They take on South Africa on Tuesday next.

  • 6:17 PM IST

    India cruising: India Women have started off brilliantly and are on course to complete an easy win. They have not lost a single wicket yet and should wrap up this match comfortably. Even if Ireland pick up 2-3 quick wickets, that might not be enough for them to win this game.

  • 4:44 PM IST

    SA win: South Africa Women thrash Zimbabwe Women by 8 wickets with 230 balls to spare. It took South Africa just 11.4 overs to chase down their target of 79. Laura Wolvaardt scored 28, while wicketkeeper Trisha Chetty remained unbeaten on 25. South Africa are off the mark in the quadrangular series in a spectacular fashion

  • 4:32 PM IST

    IRE bowled out: Ireland Women have been bowled out for just 96. Ekta Bisht and Deepti Sharma picked up three wickets a piece to put India in a dominating position. Jennifer Gray top-scored for Ireland with 24 off 38, which included three boundaries.

  • 4:07 PM IST

    SA off to good start: SA need just 79 to win from their 50 overs. They have made an excellent start. However, they have lost the wicket of Lizelle Lee for 21 off 16. They are going at over 6 an over and by the looks of it, they will reach their target within 10-12 overs. In the other match, Ireland Women have scrapped their way to 82/7 in 40 overs. Ekta Bisht has been outstanding for India. She finishes with figures of 3 for 24 from her 10 overs.

  • 3:36 PM IST

    ALL OUT! Zimbabwe Women have been bowled out for just 78. SA fast bowler Shabnim Ismail was the pick of the bowlers finishing with figures of 5 for 25 from 8.5 overs. SA will now have to chase down just 79 in their 50 overs, after they were asked to field first. In the other match, India continue to remain on top against Ireland. Ireland have lost half their side for just 55 in the 32nd over. India have a golden chance to bowl Ireland out for under 100 as well.

  • 2:58 PM IST

    ZIM in deep trouble: Zimbabwe have lost 7 wickets inside 20 overs and now stand a chance of being bowled out for well under 100. Shabnim Ismail has been brilliant, having picked up 3 wickets already, Raisibe Ntozakhhe has chipped in with a couple of wickets as well. In the other match between India and ireland, Ireland have managed to score just 31 in 21 overs, having lost a couple of wickets.

  • 2:05 PM IST

    Early strikes: Both India and South Africa have managed to pick up early wickets. While South Africa have removed 3 Zimbabwe players in the first 6 overs, India have managed to get just one wicket so far, which went to Jhulan Goswami. However, both Ireland and Zimbabwe are in trouble early in their innings.

  • 1:41 PM IST

    Playing XI – South Africa vs Zimbabwe

    South Africa: Sune Luus (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Lizelle Lee, Nadine de Klerk, Marizanne Kapp, Masabata Klaas, Laura Wolvaardt, Moseline Daniels, Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Raisibe Ntozakhe

    Zimbabwe: Sharne Mayers (c), Modester Mupachikwa (wk), Loren Tshuma, Chipo Mugeri, Josephine Nkomo, Pellagia Mujaji, Nomatter Mutasa, Precious Marange, Tasmeen Granger, Nomvelo Sibanda, Mary-Anne Musonda

  • 1:40 PM IST

    Playing XI – India vs Ireland
    India: Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Sushma Verma (wl), Deepti Sharma, Poonam Raut, Mona Meshram, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, Mansi Joshi

    Ireland: Laura Delany (c), Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Paul, Gaby Lewis, Shauna Kavanagh, Jennifer Gray, Laura Boylan, Amy Kenealy, Rachel Delaney, Lara Maritz, Aoife Beggs

  • 1:32 PM IST

    TOSS: India Women win toss and decide to bowl first against Ireland Women. In the other match, Zimbabwe Women have won the toss and opted to bat first against South Africa Women.

India Women will face Ireland Women © IANS
India Women will face Ireland Women © IANS

Good Afternoon/Morning, नमस्कार, Goeie middag & Tráthnóna maith! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the Women’s Quadrangular series 2017. There will be two matches played in the tournament today, with India Women taking on Ireland Women at North-West University No1 Ground, Potchefstroom in first match of the day and South Africa Women facing Zimbabwe Women at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom in the other match. India Women are in a very good form currently and had beaten Zimbabwe Women in the warm-up game convincingly. South Africa Women will be the favourites of the other match as they defeated Ireland Women with ease in their warm-up game and are in a good form as well. FULL CRICKET UPDATES: Women’s Quadrangular series 2017, IND vs ZIM, SA vs IRE: IND, SA win

This quadrangular series is a good way to prepare for the umcoming ICC Women’s World Cup, which begins towards the end of June. India and South Africa will begin that tournament as prime contenders, but cannot afford to take other teams lightly. However, the team winning this turnament will have the psychological edge in the World Cup. Mithali Raj-led India will look to win today’s match and march on to the rest of the tournament with a positive frame of mind.

Squads:

India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sushma Verma (wk), Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya.

Zimbabwe Women: Tasmeen Granger, Precious Marange, Sharne Mayers (c), Chipo Mugeri, Chiedza Dhururu (wk), Esther Mbofana, Josephine Nkomo, Pellagia Mujaji, Modester Mupachikwa, Nomatter Mutasa, Loren Tshuma, Nomvelo Sibanda, Mary-Anne Musonda, Anesu Mushangwe, Audrey Mazvishaya.

South Africa Women: Andrie Steyn, Trisha Chetty (c & wk), Lizelle Lee, Sune Luus, Laura Wolvaardt, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Moseline Daniels, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Nadine de Klerk.

Ireland Women: Aoife Beggs (c & wk), Laura Boylan, Laura Delany, Jennifer Gray, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Lara Maritz, Leah Paul, Rachel Delaney, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.