Womens t20 world cup sri lanka beat hosts south africa by 3 runs in the first match of the tournament


The very first match of the tournament was very exciting
Sri Lanka beat South Africa by 3 runs

New Delhi. The first match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, which started in South Africa from February 10, was very thrilling. Sri Lanka defeated the host South Africa, considered stronger than itself, by 3 runs. Such vicissitudes have been seen in the ICC event after 20 years. In 2003, the Men’s ODI World Cup was organized in South Africa. In the first match of the tournament, the host team had to face defeat. Then West Indies defeated South Africa by 3 runs.

In the first match of Group A in Cape Town, South Africa won the toss and decided to bowl first. After losing the first wicket for 28 runs, Sri Lankan captain Chamari Atapattu shared an 86-run partnership for the second wicket with Vishami Gunaratne. The captain scored 68 runs in 50 balls with the help of 12 fours. Vishmi Gunaratne scored 35 runs off 34 balls. It included 4 fours. Sri Lanka scored 129 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs.

13 runs were needed in 6 balls

South Africa’s start was not good and wickets kept falling at frequent intervals. The host team had lost 5 wickets for 72 runs. South Africa needed 13 runs in the last over to win, but Sugandhika Kumari gave only 9 runs in this over and Sri Lanka won by 3 runs in a thrilling match. South Africa’s team could only manage 126 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs.

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Captain Sune Luce scored the most runs for the team. He scored an inning of 28 runs in 27 balls by hitting a six. Sri Lankan captain Chamari Atapattu became the player of the match. The turning point was the 13th over of the match, in which Sugandhika sent South Africa’s 2 ace batsmen to the pavilion within 3 balls. Sugandhika Kumari took 2 wickets for 28 runs in 4 overs.

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