Things didn’t go according to their wishes as Protea women suffered another defeat in the heads of India Women Wednesday as India won with 178 runs in the second Women’s One-Day International at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley.
The visitors are now leading 2-0 in the three-match series. The home side had a tough time as things were not looking good for them in both Batting and bowling as they couldn’t find an impact.
After being put to bet first the visitors marked a score of 302/3 which was a very difficult score for South Africa to trail. Smriti Mandhana smashed a thrilling 135 runs from 129 deliveries, while Poonam Yadav took a remarkable 4/24 to help India claim an emphatic win, Mandhana’s knock included 14 fours and a six.
An unbeaten half-centuries by Harmanpreet Kaur (55) and Veda Krishnamurthy (51) saw them pile on the runs at the latter part of the Indian innings.
Stalwart, broke boundaries as she became the first woman to take 200 ODI wickets when she opened India’s account with the dismissal of Laura Wolvaardt (9) off the last ball of the fifth over.
South Africa were bowled out for 124 runs in 30.5 overs.
The third and last ODI will take place in Potchefstroom this Saturday, 10 February.