The India women’s cricket team started the warm-up stage of their ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 campaign by earning a thrilling two-run victory over the South Africa women on Sunday. But the outcome was a jinxed affair as the score card went back and forth – who won the match.
This was the result due to The International Cricket Council (ICC) changing the scorecard of the warm-up fixture between India-South Africa on numerous occasions and as a result, confusion was caused regarding the outcome of the match.
Earlier, the scorecard stated that South Africa defeated India by four wickets, however, half an hour later, a scoresheet went viral on social media suggesting that India won the match by two runs.
Sometime later, the ICC website also updated the scorecard, and eventually, it showed how India actually won the match by two runs. South Africa needed eight runs to win in the final over, but they managed to score just five, and in the end, India won the ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 Warm up match by 2 runs.
ICC Women’s World Cup 2022- India wins Warm UP Match against South Africa
At one stage, the scorecard also suggested that India won the match by one run.
Earlier, India posted 244 after they were sent into bat by South African captain Sune Luus. Going was slow for the Mithali Raj-led side, Yastika Bhatia scored 58 runs for India while Harmanpreet Kaur scored a century.
Captain Mithali Raj was run out after a mix-up with Bhatia for a duck, though the innings belonged to Harmanpreet Kaur, who raced along with little risk.
Harmanpreet played a knock of 103 runs off 114 balls with the help of 9 boundaries as India posted a total of more than the 240-run mark.