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Shafali Verma Storm, Fifty Against Africa, Sacrificed Wicket For Memory

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Shafali Verma’s storm was seen in the match between Team India and South Africa on Sunday in the Women’s World Cup being played in New Zealand. It was a do or die game against the African team. In this, Shafali Verma played an inning while opening and played an essential role in taking Team India’s score to 274 runs.

Shafali played a crucial inning of 53 runs while playing 46 balls in the match. During this, she scored eight fours. Shafali Verma had the highest strike rate of 115.21 from Team India in the entire innings. She made an opening partnership of 91 runs with Smriti Mandhana. Mandhana played an innings of 71 runs in 84 balls.

Shafali’s quick innings in Shabneem’s over

Team India’s captain Mithali Raj won the toss and decided to bat first. Opening after this, Shafali had already started playing from the very first over. In the third over of the innings, Shafali began to take the news of fast bowler Shabnim Ismail. In the same throughout, Shafali scored 17 runs while playing the innings like a storm.

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In this over of Shabneem, Shafali Verma hit three consecutive fours in the first three balls. After this, he took out double runs twice and scored 17 runs in the over, including a no-ball. Just before this, Shafali had also scored a four in the three balls and took a double run. In such a situation, if you see, Shafali played nine consecutive balls and took out 22 runs with the bat.

Shafali Verma sacrifices a wicket for Mandhana.

This incident happened on the last ball of the 15th over of the innings. On the last ball of Chloe Tryon, Mandhana played a shot towards mid-wicket and ran for a run. Shafali also ran for the run, but she stopped to see the ball after coming to a short distance. While Mandhana was running. At the same time, the fielder threw the ball towards the wicketkeeper. At that time, there was no crease change between the two batters. Shafali immediately ran and crossed Mandhana and sacrificed herself in such a situation. In this way, Shafali returned to the pavilion after being run out.

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Mandhana and Mithali also scored fifty.

In this crucial match of the Women’s World Cup, Team India won the toss and batted first and scored 274 runs for the loss of 7 wickets. Opener Smriti Mandhana played the highest innings of 71 runs for Team India. Captain Mithali Raj scored 68 runs in 84 balls. Shafali hit a fifty and was run out after scoring 53 runs. If she was not out, then the score of Team India could have gone beyond 300.

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Abhay Singh
Abhay Singh
Abhay Singh is Our Journalist at Spot News 18. He Loves to Gather News and to Provide Authentic News to Our Readers. He Is very Passionated about his Work.

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