India held their nerve and snuck a one-wicket win over South Africa in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier in Sri Lanka on Tuesday. India remain unbeaten in the tournament after the match went down to the very last ball, successfully chasing their 245-run target.
South Africa, who have only lost two matches in the contest and both against India, won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers, Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt (21) set a good foundation with a 51-run stand before the dismissal of the former for 37. Mignon du Preez top scored with 40 runs from 72 deliveries with Dane van Niekerk and Sune Luus adding 37 and 35 runs respectively.