IND-W vs SA-W, ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Highlights: Heartbreak for India, team fail to reach semis

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Members of Indian team celebrate picking a wicket against South Africa in their ICC Women World Cup 2022 match. (Source: Twitter)

Their destiny in their own hands, India will go all out to brush off an inconsistent run and seal a semifinal berth in the Women’s World Cup when they play South Africa in a do-or-die match in Christchurch on Sunday (March 27). So far in the tournament, the 2017 runners-up haven't fired in the manner they would have like to.

With three wins and as many losses India, who are in the fifth spot with six points in the overall standings, find themselves in a must-win situation heading into their final league match. Their semifinal chances were dented when West Indies, who are also vying to advance to the knockout stage, and South Africa's match was washed out with the former moving up to seven points earlier this week.

A win on Sunday will see India advance to the last four, and a point from the game will also work for the Mithali Raj-led side, as they have a superior NRR (+0.768) than West Indies (-0.890). In case India lose to South Africa, their only hope of advancing to the semifinals will be if England, who have a better NRR (+0.778), also lose their last league stage match to Bangladesh and finish on a lower NRR. That seems unlikely, though.

But the Women-in-Blue would want to hold all the cards and also get a two-match winning momentum going into the semifinals.  

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27 March 2022
14:28 PM

That will be all from out coverage of IND-W vs SA-W ICC Women's World Cup 2022 match from Christchurch.

14:15 PM

Mithali Raj: Girls gave their all

Losing India captain Mithali Raj, says this, "I personally think the girls have given it all knowing the importance of today's game. It was a good game from both the sides, good for the sport but it ends our campaign but I'm very proud of our comeback into the tournament after a few losses. Our bowlers have been really good apart from a couple of games. I felt the score was a good total, coming from the fact that we have defended similar scores in the past. Jhulan's experience would have added a lot but it was a good opportunity for the other bowlers. Everything does come to an end, it will take some time to settle the emotions but that's what sport is... Thanks to everybody who's turned out for every game of India."

14:04 PM

Mignon du Preez: God was on my side

Player-of-the-match Mignon du Preez for unbeaten 52 says 'God was on her side'. "Thanks, guys, and to God who even game me a no-ball (laughs). He's definitely on my side. I've been very fortunate, the girls have supported me throughout even though I didn't start well with the bat, but to be able to do it for us today was special. The plan was to take it deep, we still had time and felt it would get easier. Kapp and I focused on taking it deep as Chloe was also slated to come in," Du Preez said.

14:00 PM

Heartbreak for India

Deepti Sharma's no-ball has cost Team India a chance to reach the semifinals. Mignon du Preez gets a boundary off the final ball to win the game for SA by three wickets.

13:59 PM

It's a NO-BALL

Deepti Sharma oversteps, Mignon du Preez survives. SA need 2 to win off 2 balls. Heartbreak for India?

13:53 PM

Du Preez GONE!

Huge wicket for India as Mignon du Preez is gone looking to win the game. SA are 272/8 and need 3 to win off the final ball.

13:51 PM

Trisha Chetty run-out

Trisha Chetty is run-out coming back for the second. SA are 270/7 in the final over and need 5 to win in 4 balls.

13:49 PM

Deepti Sharma to bowl the final over

Team India MUST win this match to reach the ICC Women's World Cup 2022 semifinals.

13:40 PM

BIG save from Smriti Mandhana on the boundary

Smriti Mandhana makes brilliant diving save on the boundary to save a certain boundary. SA are 268/6 and need 7 runs to win in the final over.

13:35 PM

Gayakwad has the last laugh

Chloe Tyron follows Mignon du Preez, smashes Rajeshwari Gayakwad for three fours. But Gayakwad strikes back as Tyron chips it back to the bowler. SA are 255/6 and need 20 to win in 18 balls. 

13:27 PM

Du Preez keeps fighting

Mignon du Preez gets important boundaries to move along to 41. SA are 241/5 and need 34 to win in 24 balls. 

13:15 PM

Marizanne Kapp RUN-OUT!

Marizanne Kapp is run-out by Harmanpreet Kaur after Mignon du Preez was dropped at long-on off Rajeshwari Gayakwad. SA are 229/5 and need 46 to win in 31 balls. 

12:54 PM

Kapp, Du Preez keep SA in hunt

Marizanne Kapp and Mignon du Preez have kept up SA's chase. SA are 211/4 in 32 overs and need 64 runs to win in 48 balls.

12:48 PM

Harmanpreet bags 2nd wicket

Harmanpreet Kaur has picked up her 2nd wicket, dismissing Sune Luus leg-before for 22. SA are 182/4 in 37th over and ned another 93 runs to win in 83 balls.

12:46 PM

Luus, Du Preez rebuild

Sune Luus and Mignon du Preez are rebuilding for SA. SA are 178/3 in 36th over and need another 97 to win in 88 balls.

12:13 PM

Harmanpreet sends back Laura Wolvaardt

Huge wicket for India as Harmanpreet Kaur bowls out SA top-scorer Laura Wolvaardt for 80 off 79 balls. SA are 145/3 in 28th over and need another 130 to win.

12:05 PM

Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets 2nd breakthrough

Rajeshwari Gayakwad gets big break for India. Lara Goodall dismissed for 49 and SA are 139/2 in 27th over and need another 136 to win.

11:48 AM

South Africa keep pressure up

Laura Wolvaardt and Lara Goodall have put on 119 runs for the second wicket. SA are 133/1 in 25 overs and need another 142 runs to win.

11:13 AM

Laura Wolvaardt scores 50

SA opener Laura Wolvaardt has scored a blazing fifty off 44 balls. South Africa are 107/1 in 20 overs and need 168 more runs to win with Wolvaardt on 65 off 60 balls.

10:48 AM

South Africa fifty comes up

Laura Wolvaardt is on the charge, jogging along to 39 off 34 balls. South Africa are 62/1 in 11 overs and need another 213 runs to win.

10:02 AM

Early wicket for India

India have the early breakthrough, South Africa's Liselle Lee is run-out for 6 by Harmanpreet Kaur. SA are 14/1 in 5th over and need another 261 runs to win.

09:59 AM

India post 274/7

Mithali Raj's Team India post 274/7 after batting first. South Africa, who have already booked their semifinal berth, need 275 to win.

09:50 AM

Harmanpreet GONE for 48

Harmanpreet Kaur is bowled for 48 off 57 balls. India are 271/7 in the 50th over with three balls remaining.

09:31 AM

Couple of fours for Harmanpreet

Harmanpreet Kaur smashes a couple of fours to close in on yet another fifty. India are 266/5 in 48 overs with Harmanpreet on 45.

09:23 AM

Pooja Vastrakar GONE!

All-rounder Pooja Vastrakar is dismissed for 3 off 8 balls. India are 240/5 in 45th over with Harmanpreet Kaur unbeaten on 30.

08:56 AM

Mithali Raj GONE!

Indian skipper Mithali Raj is dismissed by Masabata Klass for 68 off 84 balls. India are 234/4 in 43rd over.

08:52 AM

Mithali Raj completes 64th career fifty

Indian skipper Mithali Raj has completed his 64th ODI fifty off 69 balls. India are 200/3 in 37th over.

08:50 AM

Smriti Mandhana GONE!

Smriti Mandhana is dismissed for brilliant 71. India are 193/3 in 36th over with skipper Mithali Raj on 48.

08:18 AM

Mandhana on the attack

Smriti Mandhana has stepped on the pedal after reaching fifty. Mandhana moves along to 66 off 78 balls as India reach 154/2 in 29 overs with Mithali Raj on 25.

07:56 AM

Mandhana brings up fifty

Smriti Mandhana has brought up her fifty off 69 balls. India are 135/2 in 27 overs with Mithali Raj unbeaten on 22.

07:47 AM

India's 100 comes up

Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana rebuild innings after couple of early wickets. Mithali reaches 10 while Mandhana is on 40 as India reaches 114/2 in 21 overs.

07:35 AM

Yastika Bhatia dismissed

Yastika Bhatia falls cheaply for 2. India are 97/2 in 18 overs with skipper Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana in the middle.

07:29 AM

Shafali Verma GONE!

Horrible mix-up between Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Young Shafali is out for brilliant 53 off 46 balls and India are 91/1 in 15 overs.

07:11 AM

Shafali brings up maiden fifty

Shafali Verma brings up maiden World Cup fifty with a four off Masabata Klass. Shafali on 52 off 41 balls and India reach 90/0 in 14 overs as Smriti Mandhana smashes first six off innings to reach 32.

07:04 AM

Couple of fours for Shafali, Mandhana

India get two more boundaries off the blades of Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Shafali is 41 off 29 balls and Mandhana on 16 as India reach 62/0 in 9 overs.

06:46 AM

Mandhana gets 2nd four

Smriti Mandhana moves along to 11 with her 2nd four. India are 49/0 in 8 overs with Shafali Verma on 34 off 25 balls.

06:41 AM

Shafali Verma on the charge

Shafali Verma is on a roll, smashes Shabnim Ismail for three fours in the third over to move to 20 off 11 balls. India are 30/0 in 3 overs.

06:23 AM

Mandhana gets first four

Smriti Mandhana drive Marizanne Kapp through the cover for four to move to 5. India are 13/0 in 2 overs.

06:20 AM

Jhulan Goswami ruled out

Veteran India pacer Jhulan Goswami is ruled out with a side-strain. Meghna Singh replaces Jhulan. Here are the playing XI...

South Africa-W: Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Lara Goodall, Sune Luus (c), Mignon du Preez, Marizanne Kapp, Chloe Tryon, Trisha Chetty (wk), Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Ayabonga Khaka

India-W: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj (c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Deepti Sharma, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad

06:19 AM

Mithali Raj wins toss

Indian skipper Mithali Raj has won the toss and decided to bat first in the do-or-die clash.

06:18 AM

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