Live Updates

  • 8:12 PM IST

    IRE 109 in overs 40 | Target 359 | Sophie MacMahon 0(5): India bundle Ireland for 109. A 249-run victory for India as the bowlers finish things off early for them. Deepti Sharma, Poonam Raut, Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Shikha Pandey put in efforts to hand India this thumping victory. India remain undefeated in the series.

  • 7:47 PM IST

    IRE 95/6 in overs 33 | Target 359 | Jennifer Gray 16 (28), Rachel Delaney 0(2):Ireland losing wickets in regular interval. Ireland have no answer to India’s flawless performance. Shikha Pandey picks up her first wicket of the match.

  • 7:23 PM IST

    IRE 73/4 in overs 28| Target 359 | Jennifer Gray 3(10): Ireland have lost 3 wickets in the interval of 10 overs and India on top of the game. This match is a classic example of a terrific all-round performance. Rajeshwari Gayakwad bags two wickets, Deepti and Mansi Joshi wickets apiece.

  • 7:12 PM IST

    For those who have joined us now, here is what happened in the first innings

  • 6:49 PM IST

    IRE 48/1 in overs 18| Target 359 | Gaby Lewis 5(4), Mary Waldron 27(56): After breaking multiple records with the bat, Deepti Sharma is not done yet. She gets India their first breakthrough, removing Leah Paul for 13.

  • 6:36 PM IST

    IRE 26/0 in overs 12| Target 359 | Leah Paul 6(37), Mary Waldron 17(35): The target is huge but Ireland have managed not to throw any wickets so far. India Women would love to wrp things up quickly and defeat them with a huge margin.

    SA 114/3 in overs 21.2 | Target 114 | Minion du Preez 22 (41), Marizane Kapp 16 (21): All done and dusted. South Africa have won the match comfortably with 28.4 overs to spare. The bowlers did a decent job but had very little to defend.

  • 5:51 PM IST

    SA 76/2 in overs 10 | Target 114 | Minion du Preez 0(1), Trisha Chetty 15(15): Zimbabwe get another wicket, but the total they had put up on board is very low, so there is hardly any luck for them.

  • 5:23 PM IST

    SA 36/1 in overs 6 | Target 114 | Andrie Steyn 13(14), Trisha Chetty 1(5): Zimbabwe have got their first breakthrough, Liselle Lee has been removed for 17, Nomatter Mutasa takes the wicket. Zimbabwe Women will need many of them if they intent to win the match with the low score.

  • 5:13 PM IST

    IND 358/3 in 50 overs | Veda Krishnamurthy 8(12): Deepti Sharma is the youngest to score 175+ in ODIs across genders. India register 10th highest score in women’s ODIs. This will be a humongous challenge for Ireland Women, batting against world class bowlers like Jhulan Goswami.

  • 4:55 PM IST

    IND 322/2 in 46 overs | Veda Krishnamurthy 1(2): Finally, Ireland have found a way to stop the carnage. Deepti Sharma has been removed by Rachel Delaney for 188, which is the second highest in Women’s ODIs after Melida Clarke’s 229. Poonam Raut retires out the next ball for 109.

  • 4:41 PM IST

    IND 301/0 in 44 overs | Poonam Raut 97 (107), Deepti Sharma 141 (141): Records tumbling at Potchefstroom. Poonam-Deepti put up 269-run partnership, which is the highest in Women’s ODIs. It is the second time two Indian openers have scored 100 runs individually. The girls are showing no mercy and India now have 300 up on the board. This is the first time India have touched the milestone and this is the first time in women’s cricket that a 300-run partnership has been made.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    IND 261/0 in 41 overs | Poonam Raut 97 (107), Deepti Sharma 141 (141): This is ruthless hammering by Indians. Deepti registers highest runs by any Indian Women’s cricketer in ODIs as she surpasses Jaya Sharma’s 138.

  • 4:19 PM IST

    IND 194/0 in 35 overs | Poonam Raut 88 (114), Deepti Sharma 86 (98): Ireland is yet to find any success with the ball. A total of 18 boundaries have been hit since morning. A total of around 300 can be expected from here.
    ZIM 113 in 40.2 overs | Nomatter Mutasa 1(12): So Zimbabwe have been bundled for 113. They were earlier restricted for 106 against India. The target is very low compared to the standard of South Africa.

  • 3:52 PM IST

    IND 166/0 in 30 overs | Poonam Raut 71 (83), Deepti Sharma 77 (98): It is drinks. India have 100 runs on the board without losing a wicket. The batters look very confident now and breaking the partnership will become a tougher task for the bowlers with every run scored further.
    ZIM 109/7 in 34 overs | Josephine Nkomo 17(31), Tasneem Granger 1(12): The Zimbabwe team has pushed the score over 100, but this will not be a safe score. They will need at least 200 on the board to compete.

  • 3:30 PM IST

    IND 108/0 in 24 overs | Poonam Raut 42 (75), Deepti Sharma 51 (70): Fifty up for Deepti Sharma. First for her in this tournament while she had earlier played an unbeaten 46-run knock.
    ZIM 80/6 in 26 overs | Josephine Nkomo 6(11), Pellagia Mujaji 9(28): Zimbabwe’s batting has been a concern. They have been restricted for very low totals this season. Competing with big sides, they will have to find a solution for this soon.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    IND 77/0 in 18 overs | Poonam Raut 27 (59), Deepti Sharma 38 (50): Ireland need a wicket urgently. The opening pair is close to a 100-run partnership and the total can get to over 250.
    ZIM 64/5 in 22 overs | Precious Marange 5(8), Pellagia Mujaji 3(14): Zimbabwe collapse again. Shabnam Ismail and Sune Luus are at their best.

  • 2:33 PM IST

    IND 53/0 in 12 overs | Poonam Raut 18 (38), Deepti Sharma 27 (34): 50 up for India in 12 overs. A steady partnership building between these two players. Deepti is an explosive batter and once she is set, will start to hit hard to increase the scoring rate.
    IM 45/2 in 15 overs | Sharne Mayers 12(13), Modester Mupachikwa 22(41): Modester has already hit four good-looking boundary. While she plays her style of cricket, Sharne will have to hold the innings at the other end.

  • 2:17 PM IST

    IND 27/0 in 7 overs | Poonam Raut 10(26), Deepti Sharma 10(16): India have a powerful batting line-up and will be eager to put up a big total.
    ZIM 27/2 in 5 overs | Sharne Mayers 0(5), Modester Mupachikwa 5(7): Mupachikwa hits a few clean shots even after the top two tumbling. Zimbabwe need these two batsmen to form a big partnership.

  • 1:55 PM IST

    IND 13/0 in 3 overs | Poonam Raut 2(5), Deepti Sharma 8(13): Steady start by India Women. They have been in a very good form of late and are the favourites for this tournament. Have not lost a single match so far and on the other hand Ireland have not registered a single victory.

    ZIM W 11/2 in 5 overs | Sharne Mayers 0(5), Modester Mupachikwa 5(7): Well, well. Zimbabwe again off to a shaky start, losing a couple of early wickets. They will need a good total on the board against a strong South Africa.

  • 1:08 PM IST

    TOSS: India Women have won the toss and chose to bat against Ireland Women. On the other hand, toss is yet to take place in South Africa-Zimbabwe match.

This has been the perfect practice match for India and South Africa ahead of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 which will begin on June 24 at England and Wales © Getty Images
© Getty Images

Good Afternoon/Morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the Women’s Quadrangular series 2017. I am Paulami Chakraborty and I will be bringing you the live updates of the day’s play. There will again be two matches played in the tournament today, with India Women taking on Ireland Women at Senwes at Potchefstroom in first match of the day and South Africa Women facing Zimbabwe Women at North-West University No.1 Ground at Potchefstroom in the second match. India and South Africa are at the top with 3 and 2 wins respectively. Zimbabwe have picked their pace with solo win so far. 

However, Ireland are struggling to find their first win in the tournament. Each team have two games remaining to find their spot in the 3rd place Playoff that will be held on May 21. The final will take place on the same day at Senwes Park. This has been the perfect practice match for India and South Africa ahead of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 which will begin on June 24 at England and Wales. Both the teams have shown fire power. However, India have won all the matches so far while South Africa lost to the former previously.

India bowlers like Shikha Pandey and Jhulan Goswami have helped eased out the pressure on the batters. Jhulan also went on to become the leading ODI wicket-taker in the match against South Africa.

India in the last match won comfortably against Zimbabwe by 9 wickets, chasing target of 94. South Africa, on the other hand, posted a mammoth target of 337 for 5. However, Ireland provided tough fight but failed to avoid yet another defeat.

Squads:

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

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

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

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