A sublime knock of unbeaten 57 runs from Chloe Tryon helped South Africa defeat India by 5 wickets to clinch the Women’s T20I tri-series at Buffalo Park in East London last week. Tryon single-handedly took the game away from India with her blistering knock of 57 off 32 deliveries. For India, Sneh Rana bagged two wickets conceding just 21 runs while Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma claimed one wicket each.
Defending a total of 110, India got off to a blistering start as Indian spinners strangled the South Africa batter from scoring runs. Laura Wolvaardt fell prey to Deepti Sharma’s superb delivery and went back to the pavilion without scoring a run.
In the 6th over of the innings, Sneh Rana provided India with the second wicket as the spinner removed TazminBrits for 8 runs.
South Africa were tottering at 21/3 when Chloe Tryon slammed back-to-back fours off Devika Vaidya to set off on the chase. Despite India’s constricting bowling, Tryon put up a great fight against Indian bowlers as she slammed some big boundaries. After 15 overs, South Africa needed 28 off 30. Tryon played some sublime strokes while taking singles at regular intervals. Tryon played a beautiful shot over mid-wicket to collect a four and on the last ball of the 18th over she took her team home by five wicket with a six toward a deep square leg. With the win, South Africa clinched the Women's T20I tri-series. Earlier, South African bowlers outweighed a resilient knock from Harleen Deol as India could post only 109/4 at the end of their 20 overs. After the early fall of Smrity Mandhana, India struggled to get any momentum and only found some runs in the final overs to post 109.