After two days of wet weather, India and South Africa women heaved a huge sigh of relief with bright sunshine greeting the city. It prompted them to revert to cricket mode after an extended break.
Both teams — after posing for selfie-seekers, there are hundreds wherever they have been — got down to business the moment they arrived at the Lalbhai Contractor Stadium in the evening, ahead of Sunday’s third Twenty20 International of the five-match series.
While all of India’s top-six had multiple stints in the nets with head coach W.V. Raman keeping a close watch, Veda Krishnamurthy was into her element with her effortless range-hitting.
Raman will be hoping that Veda will come good on Sunday with her designated role of a finisher.
The Proteas, on the other hand, will be hoping to lend a helping hand to veteran Mignon du Preez, who waged a lone battle to get South Africa in with a chance from a hopeless situation while chasing a moderate target.
The South Africa camp would be banking on openers Lizelle Lee and Tazmin Brits to get them off the blocks and the middle-order to hold fort against India’s potent spin unit.
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