Indian women lose final T20I, but win series 3-1
Surat: India put up a shoddy display to lose by 105 runs to South Africa in the sixth and final women’s T20 International, but still managed to clinch the series 3-1 here on Friday. India cliched the six-match series 3-1 with two games being washed out due to rain. Electing to bat first, South Africa made a challenging 175 for three, riding on the batting heroics of openers Lizelle Lee (84 off 47 balls, 15x4s, 1x6) and Sune Luus (62 off 56 balls, 7x4s). The duo put on a sizzling 144run stand for the opening wicket that came off 95 balls to set the tone for the challenging score. Chasing 176 for a win, India never got going as South Africa produced a lethal bowling effort to reduce the hosts to 13 for six after 6.2 overs. India crumbled against the South African bowling attack as they were bowled out for 70 in 17.3 overs.
Moles appointed director of cricketcum-chief selector of Afghanistan:
Former England first-class cricketer Andy Moles has been appointed as the director of cricket and chief selector of the Afghanistan team. Moles, a right-handed opening batsman, was the interim coach of Afghanistan during its successful tour of Bangladesh last month.