The Indian women's cricket team which is high on confidence after four successive wins is taking on South Africa on Saturday at the ICC Women's World Cup at Leicester. South Africa has set India an imposing target of 274 courtesy some aggressive batting by Lizelle Lee who scored a belligerent 92 runs off 65 balls. India pulled back things in the middle overs by picking up wickets in quick succession.Shikha Pandey was the pick of the Indian bowlers picking up three wickets while Ekta Bisht and Harmanpreet Kaur picked up two wickets each.
Here are the live match updates:
# ICC Women's World Cup 2017, IND vs SA: South Africa defeat India by 115 runs
# Sushma Verma, out, And the wicket no. 7 falls as India collapse in Chase of 274 runs target.
#Indians going steady after Mandhana fell cheaply
#Deepti Sharma left handed bat, comes to the crease
#India lose the first wicket as Kapp gets Mandhana early
#Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut come out to bat
#Indians will have to play really well to chase down this mammoth total
#South Africa set a 274 run target for India
#South Africa are 252 for 7
#Shikha Pandey has struck again to dismiss Tryon
#South Africa would be eyeing to get around the 280 mark
#The Indians have pegged back the South Africans with regular strikes in the middle
# Sune Luus, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#South Africa are 166 for 5 after 32 overs
# South Africa are 134 for 3 in 21 overs
#Harmanpreet Kaur clean bowls Kapp
#Preez st Sushma Verma b Poonam Yadav
#South Africa are 134 for 3 in 21 overs
# Harmanpreet Kaur gets rid off dangerous Lee. Traps her leg before 92
#Mignon du Preez, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#Ekta Bisht comes to the crease
#South Africa are 72 for one after 11 overs
#Trisha Chetty, right handed bat, comes to the crease
#Pandey strikes opening blow, dismisses Wolvaardt
#Shikha Pandey and Jhulan Goswami to open the attack for India
#Laura Wolvaardt and Lee are at the crease.
#Dane van Niekerk: We would have batted first. Hopefully our bowlers can come good today. You never know how much is enough. Want to get some partnerships going on and take it on from there. No changes for us.
#Mithali Raj: We are bowling. Good conditions for game of cricket. Looking forward to today's game. This is a very important game for India. We have a lot of things to work on from the last 2 games. One change for us. Shikha Pandey comes in for Mansi Joshi.
India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Jhulan Goswami, Sushma Verma(w), Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav
South Africa Women (Playing XI): Laura Wolvaardt, Lizelle Lee, Trisha Chetty(w), Mignon du Preez, Dane van Niekerk(c), Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Moseline Daniels
# India win toss, elect to field