- India won by 9 wickets
- They made 147-1
- Raj made 76
- They lead the series 2-0
The Indian women just like their male counterparts continued their dominance over South Africa on the South African soil. They ran away with a 9 wicket victory in the second T20 of the five-match series at the Buffalo Park. After earlier having dismissed the hosts to just 144, India racked up 147-1 to take a 2-0 win in the series.
India continued on the momentum built by them in the first T20 of the series which saw a fine inning of 54 by Mithali Raj to win the second match as well. After a perfect start to the tour with a 2-1 win the ODI series, the Indian team maintained that same aggression yesterday as well. The Harmanpreet Kaur lead side did not reduce their intensity as their bowlers destroyed the South African batting line-up. Lead by Poonam Yadav and Anujala Patil, the Indians reduced the Africans to a below par total of 144. Despite Goswami being ruled out of the series, the Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing to kill of South Africa’s chance of posting a defendable total. T20 specialist Patil was once again in fine form as the off-spinner bamboozled the Proteas with her spin and trickery to leave them clueless.
Coming out to chase, the Indian team went about their task with ease. They batted so comfortably that they made the chase look like a walk in the park. Mithali Raj once again spearheaded the Indian batting unit as she notched up another half-century to take India to a 9 wicket win and with that a 2-1 lead in the series. She was excellently aided by Mandhana who got a 57 as the two of them put on an excellent partnership.
“It’s good to have the youngsters in the squad. Usually, when you have a few new members, they get a lot of positive energy into the team and they are quite active on the ground too,” Mithali said.