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India beat South Africa by 4 runs in 2nd Women''s ODI, take 2-0 lead in series

Mandhana hit a 120-ball 136 and Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 103 off 88 deliveries to power India to a massive 325 for three

PTI Bengaluru Published 19.06.24, 09:03 PM
India's Smriti Mandhana celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South African batter Sune Luus during the second women's ODI cricket match between India and South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru.

India's Smriti Mandhana celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South African batter Sune Luus during the second women's ODI cricket match between India and South Africa at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru. PTI picture.

Smriti Mandhana smashed her second consecutive ODI century while skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also blasted a hundred as India beat South Africa by four runs in a thrilling game to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, here on Wednesday.

Mandhana hit a 120-ball 136 and Harmanpreet scored an unbeaten 103 off 88 deliveries to power India to a massive 325 for three.

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The hosts then restricted South Africa to 321 for 6 despite superb centuries by captain Laura Wolvaardt (135 not out off 135 balls) and Marizanne Kapp (114).

For India, Pooja Vastrakar (2/54) and Deepti Sharma (2/56) were the most successful bowlers.

Brief Score: India: 325 for 3 in 50 overs (Smriti Mandhana 136, Harmanpreet Kaur 103 not out; Nonkululeko Mlaba 2/51).

South Africa: 321 for 6 in 50 overs (Laura Wolvaardt 135 not out, Marizanne Kapp 114; Deepti Sharma 2/56, Pooja Vastrakar 2/54).

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