Surat: India women beat South Africa by 11 runs in the first T20 International at Surat yesterday. Asked to bat, the hosts settled for a modest total of 130 for eight. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur top-scored for the side with a 34-ball 43. Pacer Shabnim Ismail emerged as the most successful bowler for the visitors with a three-wicket haul.

In response, the visitors were bowled out for 119 with one ball left. Mignon du Preez was the top scorer with an attacking knock of 59 runs. Spinner Deepti Sharma bowled three maiden overs in her four-over quota, apart from taking three wickets. Apart from Deepti, left-arm spinner Radha Yadav, leg-break bowler Poonam Yadav and pacer Shikha Pandey took two wickets each.

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