Shefali Verma, who was the hero of the match, played a stormy inning of 45 runs in just 16 balls with 9 fours and a six, while Shweta Sehrawat scored an unbeaten 92 in 57 balls, hitting 20 fours. Shefali’s aggressive batting can be gauged from the fact that this young dreaded batsman hit boundaries in all the 6 balls of an over.
He hit 5 fours and a six in Ntabiseng Nini’s over. When Shefali was hitting fours and sixes, the faces of the South African team were worth watching. Especially bowler Nini was looking very disappointed. The interesting thing is that he bowled just one over and conceded 26 runs in that.
India’s Shweta started the opening and stayed on the ground till the last breath. He took the news of every bowler of South Africa fiercely and hit 92 runs in a hurry. If a few more runs were to be scored, his century could have been completed. Captain Shefali had earlier taken 2 wickets for 31 runs in 4 overs. She was the best bowler for Team India. The next match of the Indian team in the tournament will be played on January 16 with the United Arab Emirates at the same ground.
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