India's spinners prove too much for Proteas in opening Tri-Series encounter

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South African all-rounder Chloe Tryon (Getty Images)
South African all-rounder Chloe Tryon (Getty Images)
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India has won the opening Tri-Series match against the Proteas women by 27 runs, thanks to their spinners taking control of the encounter.

After Proteas skipper Sune Luus won the toss and decided to field, India put on 147 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs.

Amanjot Kaur was the pick of the batters, scoring 41 of 30 balls, and she was supported by Deepti Sharma, who contributed 33 off 22 balls. 

Nonkululeko Mlaba was the most successful of the Proteas' bowlers as she took 2 for 15 in 3 overs. 

After the early loss of batting linchpin Laura Wolvaardt (6), South Africa quickly fell behind the required run rate.

While Marizanne Kapp (22) and Luus (29) managed to get a start, losing both when well set was a setback that the Proteas never recovered from. 

Big-hitting Chloe Tryon tried her best with 26 off 20 balls, but when she fell with 45 still needed, South Africa's chase was effectively over.


India 147/6

Kaur 41, Sharma 33, Mlaba 2/15

South Africa 120/9

Luus 29, Tryon 26, Kapp 22

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