Live Updates

  • 8:35 PM IST

    South Africa Women’s clinical show handed them a consolation win thumping India by 7 wickets. Their bowlers as well as batters rose to the occasion to avoid a whitewash. A rather confident show by the hosts today.

  • 8:10 PM IST

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  • 7:52 PM IST

    Finally, India were hunting for a wicket and there they remove the big fish Wolvaardt. A very timely wicket but could this turn the fortunes? South Africa need 70 to win

  • 7:42 PM IST

    Du Preez and Wolvaardt are cruising. It is 100 between them and now the equation is just 86 runs. Also fifty for Wolvaardt and 150 up for South Africa.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    Du Preez and Wolvaardt have beautifully turned around the innings with their composed innings. The partnership has already crossed 50-run stand while both are now heading for their fifties as well. South Africa need 108 to win

  • 7:09 PM IST

    Also it is 100 up for South Africa. They need 142 to win now. With no Jhulan Goswami, can the bowlers get wickets? Can India still find a breakthrough and whitewash South Africa?

  • 7:04 PM IST
  • 7:04 PM IST

    Meanwhile, Dhawan is going all guns blazing in the men’s game. 100 on 100th ODI. Bravo, paaji!

  • 6:59 PM IST

    Mignon du Preez has exploded. The runs are flowing from her willow. South Africa need more of these coming their way. They still need 152 to win

  • 6:29 PM IST

    South Africa Women are 2 down now. Steyn and Wolvaardt kept the momentum in their favour. But looks like Poonam Yadav has struck at the right time. Also, South Africa are also 50 up. Need 189 to win

India Women have won the ODI series by 2-0 © Getty Images
India Women have won the ODI series by 2-0 © Getty Images

Hello and welcome to the live blog of the second ODI between India Women and South Africa Women. We, at CricketCountry, will bring all the live updates, stats, as well as interesting posts from the social media universe. The venue for this encounter is Senwes Park at Potchefstroom. Mithali Raj and co. have already sealed the series. However, they would be aiming for their maiden bilateral whitewash against South Africa when they face-off in the third and final ODI on Saturday. 

After a six-month lay-off since the 2017 Women’s World Cup, the Indian Eves were off the mark instantly by winning the first two ODIs convincingly. In the first two matches, Smriti Mandhana single-handedly batted out the South Africans. However, Punam Raut has been unable to convert her starts into big scores. The middle-order, too, has chipped in. Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy were back among the runs in the second match. Meanwhile, the bowling department has troubled South Africa with both pace and spin.

On the other hand, South Africa would hope for a turnaround in fortunes as far as their batting department is concerned. They missed the services of Mignon du Preez who is likely to return for the final tie. They also felt the absence of Shabnim Ismail in the bowling department. She is expected to stay in the sidelines for this match as well.

Squads: 

India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Sushma Verma (wk), Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Jemimah Rodrigues, Mona Meshram, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia

South Africa Women: Dane van Niekerk (c), Trisha Chetty (wk), Lizelle Lee, Laura Wolvaardt, Andrie Steyn, Sune Luus, Chloe Tryon, Marizanne Kapp, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Shabnim Ismail, Mignon du Preez, Zintle Mali