Twitter Reactions: Chloe Tryon's heroics help South Africa topple India in tri-series final

Chloe Tryon was named the Player of the Match for her match-winning knock for the home side.

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Chloe Tryon. (Photo Source: Twitter)

South Africa clinched the Women's T20I Tri-Series after seeing off Harmanpreet Kaur's India in the title bout in East London. The home side restricted the Women in Blue to a lowly 109 runs in the first innings and went onto chase the target comfortably thanks to a breathtaking assault from Chloe Tryon. 

Chasing a below-par total, the home side lost Laura Wolvaardt for a nine-ball duck as Indian spinners started to dictate terms in the contest. Tazmin Brits and Lara Goodall also departed cheaply as the home side were staring at a similar fate to that in the series opener against the visitors.

However, South African skipper Sune Luus calmed things down in the middle, along with a belligerent Chloe Tryon. Luus fell after a handy partnership, but Tryon continued the assault from the other end, threatening to chase the target all by herself. India dismissed Annerie Dercksen cheaply to put pressure on the home side, but Tryon was having none of it and continued to plunder against the Indian bowlers.

A Marizanne Kapp-less hosts ran out comfortable victors in the end, thanks to the all-rounder's explosive unbeaten half-century, her first in the format. Apart from Tryon, only two batters managed to breach the ten-run mark against the Indians, who were unbeaten heading into the finale.

A lackluster show from the Indian batters

Harmanpreet Kaur's side were the favorites heading into the contest, and the Indian skipper opted to bat first in the titular clash on a seemingly sluggish surface. The Women in Blue had a troublesome start to their innings as mercurial Indian opener Smriti Mandhana fell for an eight-ball duck in the second over of the match.

Jemimah Rodrigues also fell cheaply as the Proteas bowlers ensured a quiet powerplay for the Indian team. Harleen Deol and Harmanpreet Kaur steadied the ship for the visitors with a handy partnership for the third wicket, but they never threatened to up the ante against the South African bowlers. 

The Indian skipper, who would've hoped to escalate the scoring rate in the death overs, was dismissed by her opposite number after a 22-ball 21 to dent India's hopes of a strong finish. Deol, who was well set on the other end, could not put her foot on the accelerator, and it was a brisk cameo from flamboyant Indian all-rounder Deepti Sharma that took India to a respectable total of 109 runs in their 20 overs.

Here is how Twitter reacted to South Africa Women's triumph in the tri-series final:

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