The visitors completed their third-highest successful chase to record their first T20I series win over India
South Africa Women 159 for 4 (Lee 70, Wolvaardt 53*) beat India Women 158 for 4 (Verma 47, Ghosh 44*) by six wickets
South Africa Women completed their third-highest successful chase to record their first T20I series win over India, with a thrilling last-ball win for a 2-0 series lead in Lucknow. The six-wicket margin belies how close this match was.
South Africa needed 43 runs off 30 balls when their best batter Lizelle Lee was dismissed, and then required 19 runs off 10 balls when their most experienced player Mignon du Preez was out. They needed nine runs off the last over, six off the last two balls and one off the final delivery. Laura Wolvaardt took them home and recorded her third T20I half-century in the process.
India posted their 18th total of 150 or more and would have been disappointed with their inability to defend it, given that they have done so on nine out of 12 occasions before this. Their ground fielding let them down again, with three dropped catches and several mis-fields.
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Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent