• Women break their duck

    South Africa’s women’s cricketers will play in a Test match for the first time since 2007. It has been announced that they will play India, away, in a one-off Test from 16-19 November.

    The last time the sides met in a Test was in 2001. In their last Test played, South Africa beat the Netherlands by 159 runs in Rotterdam in July 2007. The women’s Proteas scored 232 – Daleen Terblanche making 83 at the top of the order – before bowling out the Netherlands for 108. In their second innings, the Proteas declared on 85-2 and then bowled out the Netherlands for 50, with Sunette Loubser taking 3-22 in 14 overs.

    India and South Africa will lock horns in a one-off Test, three One-Day Internationals and one Twenty20 International. South Africa will play a two-day warm-up game at the Alur Grounds in Bangalore on 12 and 13 November before the start of the Test match on 16 November. The visitors will also play a one-day practice match on 22 November ahead of the ODIs, starting on 24 November.

    The Test will be played at Gangotri Glades in Mysore, while the rest of the matches will be held at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore.

    12-13 November: Two-day warm-up in Alur
    16-19 November: Test match in Mysore
    22 November: One-Day warm-up in Bangalore
    24 November: First ODI in Bangalore
    26 November: Second ODI in Bangalore
    28 November: Third ODI in Bangalore
    30 November: Only T20I in Bangalore

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