Brilliant half-centuries from Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana helped India women thrash South Africa women by nine wickets in the second Twenty20 International at Buffalo Park Stadium on Friday. With this win, India have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series. Put into bat, South Africa managed just 142 for seven in their allotted 20 overs. India chased down the target in 19.1 overs without much fuss.
Opener Mithali, who remained unbeaten on 76 runs, took India home with a boundary off Shabnim Ismail.
Mithali was involved in a 106-run stand with Mandhana (57) for the opening wicket.
For India, Anuja Patil and Poonam Yadav claimed two wickets apiece.
The third T20I of the series will be played at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.
- Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana scored half-centuries
- India women thrash South Africa women by nine wickets
- India have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match T20I series
|1||Virat Kohli India||930|
|2||Steven Smith Australia||929|
|3||Kane Williamson New Zealand||847|
|4||Joe Root England||835|
|5||David Warner Australia||820|
|1||James Anderson England||899|
|2||Kagiso Rabada South Africa||882|
|3||Vernon Philander South Africa||826|
|4||Ravindra Jadeja India||814|
|5||Pat Cummins Australia||800|
|1||Virat Kohli India||911|
|2||Babar Azam Pakistan||825|
|3||Joe Root England||818|
|4||Rohit Sharma India||806|
|5||David Warner Australia||803|
|1||Jasprit Bumrah India||775|
|2||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||763|
|3||Hasan Ali Pakistan||742|
|4||Trent Boult New Zealand||699|
|5||Josh Hazlewood Australia||696|
|1||Aaron Finch Australia||891|
|2||Fakhar Zaman Pakistan||842|
|3||Lokesh Rahul India||812|
|4||Colin Munro New Zealand||801|
|5||Babar Azam Pakistan||765|
|1||Rashid Khan Afghanistan||793|
|2||Shadab Khan Pakistan||723|
|3||Ish Sodhi New Zealand||700|
|4||Yuzvendra Chahal India||685|
|5||Mitchell Santner New Zealand||665|
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