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Buffalo Park East London pitch report: IND W vs WI W today match pitch report

Gurpreet Singh

Buffalo Park East London pitch report: IND W vs WI W today match pitch report

The Indian women will take on the West Indies women in the third match of the ongoing Women’s Tri-Series in South Africa, at the Buffalo Park in East London tonight.

Despite the absence of skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, medium pacers Shikha Panday and Renuka Singh, India were up for the task against the hosts last Thursday as they won the series opener comfortably in the end by 27 runs.

It turned out to be a night to remember for the Punjab allrounder Amanjot Kaur, as she became only the third India women’s player to win the ‘Player of the Match’ trophy on T20I debut, for her knock of 41* off 30 deliveries coming in at no.7 in the batting order.

As for the West Indies, their struggles with the bat came to haunt them yet again during their opening match of the series against the hosts on Saturday, as they were restricted to mere 97/8 in their 20 Overs while chasing the target of 142 runs.

Skipper Hayley Matthews (23 off 35) was the highest scorer for the Windies, with the middle order yet again crumbling like a deck of cards.

No points for guessing that India will certainly start as favourites to win tonight’s contest, and it remains to be seen whether or not Harmanpreet and other key players make it to the playing XI or not.

Buffalo Park East London pitch report

During the first two matches of the series at the Buffalo Park, the pitch did seem to be a bit two-paced which made it challenging for the batters to play their strokes freely.

The spinners are yet again likely to dominate the proceedings in both the innings, and are expected to generate decent turn off the surface.

“Batters told us that it’s turning, it’s a dry surface and out spinners believed they could do the job,” remarked India’s stand-in skipper Smriti Mandhana after her spinners picked up eight of the nine South African wickets during the first match.

Expect score in the vicinity of 150-run mark to be enough to challenge the opposition come tonight.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh


Gurpreet Singh is a Cricket writer at The Sportsrush. His platonic relationship with sports had always been there since childhood, but Cricket managed to strike a special, intimate nerve of his heart. Although his initial dream of playing the sport at the highest level couldn't come to fruition, Gurpreet did represent the state of Jharkhand at the under-14 level. However, almost like taking a pledge to never let the undying passion for Cricket fade away even a tad, he made sure to continue the love relationship by assigning the field of journalism as an indirect Cupid. He thus, first finished his bachelor's in journalism and then pursued the PG Diploma course in English journalism from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Soon after and since 2019, he has been working at The Sportsrush. Apart from sports, he takes keen interest in politics, and in understanding women and gender-related issues.

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