Smriti Mandhana was the star performer from the Indian camp because the opener scored an unbeaten 80 from 64 balls to assist the hosts bounce again within the five-match ODI collection. Chasing a paltry 158-run goal towards South Africa Ladies within the second T20I, Mandhana together with Punam Raut added 138 runs for the second wicket as India wrapped up the competition in 28.four overs.
This was Mandhana’s tenth consecutive fifty-plus knock throughout a run-chase, making her the primary cricketer to realize this feat. Mandhana’s throughout the course of her innings overtook New Zealand’s Suzie Bates, who had slammed 9 consecutive fifty-plus scores throughout run-chases in ODIs between 2015 and 2017.
In response to South Africa’s first-inning whole, India bought off to a gradual begin, shedding Jemimah Rodrigues early within the innings. Nevertheless, Mandhana discovered nice help from Punam, because the pair made certain India Ladies bounce again within the collection in complete method.
Batting at a strike-rate of 125.00, Mandhana went on to hit 10 fours and three sixes and completed the competition by hitting Nadine de Klerk for 2 consecutive boundaries within the 29th over.
Punam, then again, maintained a cautious strategy and completed the innings unbeaten on 62 from 89 balls.
Earlier within the day, India skipper Mithali Raj received the toss and invited South Africa to bat first. Veteran India cricketer Jhulan Goswami emerged because the standout bowler from the Indian camp as she completed her 10-over quota with 4 wickets and gave away 42 runs.
Spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad picked three wickets from 9 overs, whereas seamer Mansi Joshi scalped two.
With this win the collection is now squared at 1-1, and the third ODI might be performed on March 12 in Lucknow.