Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Scorer: Diamond Khan | Commentator: Sreshth Shah (@sreshthx)

10.21pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. See you on Sept 26 for the second T20I. Till then, on behalf of Diamond Khan and Ankur Dhawan, this is Sreshth Shah signing off.

10.16pm Time for the presentation.

Deepti Sharma, Player of the Match: "This is my best bowling performance. We bowled how I had planned. Got help from the wicket too. Plan was to bowl wicket to wicket. It was turning, so pitched it up too. Mindset was to bowl in front. We were confident at the halfway mark. And we wanted to enjoy. If you enjoy, you automatically do well."

Harmanpreet Kaur, winning captain:"I was nervous at the halfway stage but we knew that we'd have something for the bowlers. They did a great job. We were doing a lot of fitness before coming here and today we got the result on the field. The way we fielded and bowled, I was happy. Lot of areas to improve. Need to improve a lot with the bat. We are playing with an extra batter, so if batters do well, we can do even better. I always had trust on Radha for the final over."

Sune Luus, losing captain: "The way our new-ball bowlers bowled, they gave us a good platform to work on. We thought 130 was a total we could chase. Chasing 130 is about when you go for the charge. Lee gave a good platform. The batsmen who then came in just couldn't execute. The way Deepti and the spinners bowled, you could definitely see there was more spin as the evening progressed."

10.10pm Crowd goes ballistic as the teams shake hands. Mignon du Preez's half-century kept South Africa in the hunt, but Deepti's spell of three maidens really strangled the visitors. India go 1-0 up as they walk out of the field with a wide smile on their faces. Stick around for the presentation. Got a funny feeling this series will be very exciting

Yadav to Mlaba, OUT, full, outside off and she tries to drive, but misses the shot completely. Keeper whips the bails off, and they want to check for another stumping. Was the No. 11's back leg outside the crease? Yes it was! India win by 11 runs

N Mlaba st †Bhatia b Yadav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

SA need 12 off two. Still possible.

Yadav to du Preez, OUT, full, outside off, and turning away. She skips down the wicket and tries to hammer it away, but misses. This time the keeper quickly whips the bails off. Top innings from MdP

M du Preez st †Bhatia b Yadav 59 (43b 4x4 3x6) SR: 137.20

SA need 12 off three.

Yadav to du Preez, no run, length ball, outside off. Extra bounce, and she misses the cut. Through to Bhatia

SA need 12 off 4. And Radha pulls out of her delivery stride as du Preez tried to pre-meditate

Yadav to du Preez, no run, stumped? They are checking. Full outside off and turning further away. She comes down the wicket to hit a six, but the ball goes under her. Du Preez was quick to get her bat back and she was just in before the bails were whipped off. Nonetheless, dot ball

SA need 12 off five.

Yadav to du Preez, SIX runs, full, just outside off, and she goes inside-out over long off to cream a six!

South Africa need 18 to win. How crucial were Deepti's 18 dot balls tonight? Final over to go. Du Preez on strike. Radha with the ball

19 | 8 Runs | SA-W: 113/8 (18 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.94, RRR: 18.00)

  • Mignon du Preez53 (39b)
  • Tumi Sekhukhune2 (3b)
  • Deepti Sharma4-3-8-3
  • Shikha Pandey4-0-18-2
Sharma to du Preez, 1 run, full, on middle, and swiped to deep midwicket. Du Preez will keep strike for the final over

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25L LeeT Brits
2nd4T BritsL Wolvaardt
3rd0L WolvaardtN de Klerk
4th19M du PreezL Wolvaardt
5th0M du PreezS Luus
6th17M du PreezN Shangase
7th8M du PreezS Ismail
8th32M du PreezA Khaka
9th14M du PreezTS Sekhukhune
10th0TS SekhukhuneN Mlaba