Women’s World Cup: Massive scorecard blunder declares South Africa winners despite India winning the match
The warm-up game between India and South Africa ahead of the women’s world cup saw a huge scoring blunder. The error was done by none other than Cricket’s governing body. The apex body updates the scoresheet of every international game around the globe. This time was no different as they were providing ball-to-ball updates on its official website. On February 27, India and South Africa played a day game at Mainpower Oval, Rangiora.
The Proteas skipper Sune Luus won the toss and elected to bowl first. The Women In Blue lost the wickets of skipper Mithali Raj (0) and Deepti Sharma (5) with Smriti Mandhana (12) retiring hurt after copping a blow on the head. At 35/2, T20I skipper Harmanpreet Kaur joined Yastika Bhatia (58) and added 84 runs before the latter was dismissed by Luus. Kaur scored 103 runs before being dismissed by Ayabonga Khaka.
However, the previous scorecard suggested that she was dismissed on 114 runs. The Mithali Raj-led side posted 244/9 at the end of the innings. In reply, South Africa lost two wickets for 50 runs in the updated scorecard. In the previous scorecard, it showed that the Women In Green and Gold has lost the second wicket on the score of 53. Laura Woolvaardt (83) and Luus (86) added 80 runs for the third wicket.
However, in the previous scorecard, they added 83 runs and Woolvardt has scored 87 while Luus got 94. The third fell at the score of 130 in the updated scorecard. In the previous scorecard, the wicket had fallen at 136. Another mistake in the scorecard was the individual score of Marizanne Kapp. In the previous scorecard, she amassed 40 runs while she got 31 in the updated version.
The biggest blunder though came when they declared South Africa as winners by 4 wickets. After a while, it showed that the team has won by three wickets in the last-ball thriller. However, after correction, India were declared as winners by two wickets.