India vs South Africa: Smriti Mandhana says hosts did not need to win second T20I after poor fielding
Lucknow: Shedding the second T20 Worldwide from a powerful place was a bitter pillow to swallow, stated India girls captain Smriti Mandhana, who blamed poor fielding for her aspect’s six-wicket defeat towards South Africa on Sunday.
After shedding the opening T20I by eight wickets, India have been in for an opportunity to stage the three-match T20I collection as SA Girls wanted 19 runs from final 12 balls whereas chasing 159 to win.
However Harleen Deol’s conceded two fours within the penultimate over and Arundhati Reddy bowled a no ball when South Africa wanted six from last two balls because the guests romped dwelling within the final ball.
“It is a bitter pillow to swallow. I believed 80 % of it was our sport however misplaced it ultimately,” a upset Mandhana stated on the post-match presentation.
“We’ve got quite a bit to study and the best way we fielded, we did not need to win the sport. We’ve got to work on our fielding requirements.”
She, nevertheless, praised her batters for placing up a 150-plus rating.
“The way in which our batters batted was superb to observe and to get us to a 150-plus whole. Numerous positives however lot to study as nicely. We’ve got to drag our socks and we’re practising exhausting,” stated Mandhana, who scored 7 in India’s innings.
SA girls captain Sune Luus stated her aspect performed fearless cricket.
“We backed ourselves, taking part in fearless cricket which is what you need. It is so good for our future. We all know these gamers coming in, we again them, they again themselves and get the outcomes.
“Lot of labor being achieved again dwelling to get to the place we’re. It is an opportunity for us to make it 3-0. Want a stage of professionalism to offer it our all.”
Participant of the match for her 53 not out from 39 balls, Laura Wolvaardt stated, “I did not begin my innings as rapidly as I might’ve favored.
“However knew with this quick outfield we had an opportunity. It is not concerning the particular person photographs, however it’s figuring out when to play them.”
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