- India took a 2–0 lead in the three-match series
India Beat South Africa 2nd ODI: India’s women’s cricket team defeated South Africa by 5 wickets in the second ODI of the series played in Vadodara. In the match, India had a target of 248 runs to win, which they achieved in 48 overs. For India, captain Mithali Raj scored 66, Poonam Raut scored 65, and Harmanpreet Kaur scored an unbeaten 39. Along with winning this match, the Indian team also took an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Batting first after losing the toss in the match, South Africa scored 247 runs at the loss of six wickets. Opener Laura Volwart scored 69 runs for the visiting team, while Lizelle Lee scored 40 and Mignon du Perez scored 44 runs. From India, three bowlers Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav took two wickets each.
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India had a Bad Start
The Indian team, which started chasing the target, also had a poor start and lost two wickets on the score of 66 runs. Poonam Raut (65) then shared a 129-run partnership with skipper Mithali Raj (66) to take the hosts out of a difficult situation. Harmanpreet Singh scored an unbeaten 39 to lead India to victory. Ayabonga Khaka took the most three wickets from South Africa. Raut was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’ for his outstanding batting. The third and last ODI of the series between the two teams will be played on October 14. India Beat South Africa.
Mithali Raj ODI Career
Mithali Raj’s ODI career has been extremely impressive so far. He has played a total of 205 matches for India so far. He has scored 6797 runs in 205 ODIs at an impressive average of 51.49. Mithali has a total of 7 centuries in his name so far while he has scored a total of 53 half-centuries in ODIs. His best ODI score is 125 not out, which she scored against Sri Lanka team on 16 September 2018. Mithali started her ODI career on 26 June 1999 and scored an unbeaten 114 in her first match against Ireland.