Freakish! Twitterati Hail Deepti Sharma For Superlative Bowling Performance Against South Africa In 1st T20I



Author 2019-09-24 17:25:23


All-rounder Deepti Sharma spun a web around South African batswomen during the first T20I of the series in Surat that saw the home side register an 11-run victory and go 1-0 up in the series. She recorded figures of 4-3-8-3 with all the eight runs coming in her final over.

Deepti didn’t concede a single run in her first three overs, during which she scalped the wickets of Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk and Shabnim Ismail to push south Africa on the backfoot. Her spell saw South Africa crumble under pressure and in the end, the home side successfully defended the total.

Twitterati were in all awe of the all-rounder, who spun India to a victory. Here are some of the best tweets on her spell –

Earlier, South Africa had won the toss and opted to bowl first. Ismail provided a dream start to the visitors as she got the wicket of debutant Shafali Verma on the fourth ball of the first over. India did have small partnerships but were 3 down for 58 after 9.5 overs.

Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur led the team from the front with an innings of 43 off 34 she propelled India to a defendable total of 130/8 on the board.

South Africa had a brilliant start as they had 18 runs on the board after the completion of first over. Soon, Shikhar Pandey got the wicket of Lizelle Lee. Deepti capitalised on the fall of an early wicket and chipped in with twin wickets of Tazmin Brits and Klerk to put South Africa under pressure. She also did not give a run in her first three overs and kept the batswomen under check.

Mignon du Preez did keep the hopes of her team alive till he final over but in the end, India kept their nerves and registered a win.

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They are now 1-0 up in the three-match T20I series. The next four T20Is will be played at the same venue on September 26, 29, October 1 and 4. Following the T20I series, the two teams will play a three-match ODI series in Vadodara from October 9 to 14.


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