Win by five wickets take 2-0 lead in three match series

India women continue their domination and won the second one day against South Africa at Vadodara. The team won by five wickets as the experienced Mithali Raj, Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur score maximum runs in the innings to take their team to a win against their opponents. India took a 2-0 lead in the three match one day series.

Put into bat South Africa women score 247 for the loss of six wickets in their alloted 50 overs. Wolvaardt was the top scorer with 69 followed by M du Preez scoring 44 and opener lee score 40 runs in the innings. From India Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav took two wickets each in the innings.

In reply India start cautiously as openers Priya Punia and Jemimah Rodrigues put a opening stand of 32 runs before she was caught and bowled by Ayabonga Khaka for 18. Priya follows soon as she was out for 20 as the team score reading 66 for the loss of two wickets.

Punam Raut and captain Mithali Raj put up a century stand for the third wicket and put the foundation of the win. Mithali was the third wicket to go after she was out for 66 hitting eight boundaries. The team score read 195 for the loss of three wickets. Punam Raut soon follows as she was out for 65 hitting seven boundaries. The team reduced to 196 for four still needing 52 runs.

Then come Harmanpreet Kaur on the crease and played her natural game to take the team to a win. India reached the target of 248 after losing five wickets with Harmanpreet was unbeaten on 39 hitting five boundaries and a six. India won by five wickets and took a 2-0 lead in the three match one day series. From South Africa Ayabonga Khaka took three wickets while Shabnam Ismail and Marizanne Kapp took one wicket each in the innings.

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