Date: 2 February 2023
Time: 6:30 PM IST
Venue: Buffalo Park, East London
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Harmanpreet Kaur-led India Women have been brilliant so far in this tournament. The Women in Blue are undefeated in the four matches played. While they won three games, India’s one match ended with no result. In their last game, India beat West Indies by a comfortable margin (by eight wickets). Bowling first, India restricted West Indies to 94/6. Deepti Sharma starred with the ball with three wickets. Meanwhile, Jemimah Rodrigues led in the chase, scoring 42* (39). Harmanpreet Kaur also chipped in with a handy 32*.
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On the other hand, South Africa Women have also performed decently to qualify for the summit clash. The hosts beat West Indies on both occasions the two teams met. In their last group-stage game, South Africa beat West Indies by ten wickets. However, the Sune Luus-led team lost to India when the two teams met last time.
The pitch at Buffalo Park has been a tough one to bat on. With spinners getting enough assistance from the pitch, the batters have struggled to score runs freely. So, a similar wicket is expected for the summit clash.
SportsTiger Playing XI of India Women
Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
SportsTiger Playing XI of South Africa Women
Laura Wolvaardt, Tazmin Brits, Marizanne Kapp, Sune Luus (c), Chloe Tryon, Annerie Dercksen, Nadine de Klerk, Sinalo Jafta (wk), Masabata Klaas, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nonkululeko Mlaba
India Women have clearly looked like a better team, winning all of their group-stage games. Meanwhile, Soth Africa Women have erred on a few occasions. So, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team is expected to win the summit clash of the Tri-series.
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