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  • 7:31 PM IST

    That’s curtains to South Africa’s innings. Poonam Yadav shines with her 4-wicket haul. India Women make it 2 out of 2 winning the second game by 178 runs.

  • 7:26 PM IST

    Wickets are tumbling for South Africa are regular intervals. Deepti Sharma got two successive wickets in her over. India are not too far from another victory.

  • 6:58 PM IST

  • 6:57 PM IST

    South Africa Women are falling like pack of cards. Lee is the only women standing tall amidst the India Women storm. They need 4 wickets while South Africa need another 208 runs to win

  • 6:50 PM IST

    There you go, another wicket down. South Africa have lost half their side for 89. India Women are walking through them.

  • 6:49 PM IST

  • 6:49 PM IST

    Fifty for Lizelle Lee and another wicket down for South Africa. She is losing partners at regular intervals. Poonam Yadav bags her second. South Africa Women need 214, India need 6 wickets to win

  • 6:33 PM IST

  • 6:30 PM IST

    And Poonam Yadav strikes now. Third wicket down. It has been start and stop kind of innings for South Africa. All is not going well for the South African Women. They need 239 to win while India need 7 wickets more.

  • 6:07 PM IST

    Looks like the first ODI is repeating. Trisha Chetty who was playing her 100th ODI has ended her innings on a rather sad note. She goes for 6. Rajeshwari Gayakwad strikes. South Africa Women 51/2, need 252 to win

  • 5:59 PM IST

  • 5:59 PM IST

  • 5:54 PM IST

    And as we were talking, Jhulan gets to her feat of 200 ODI wickets. She is the first to achieve this feat. Laura Wolvaardt goes for 9 and India Women are back in command. South Africa Women 41/1, need 262 to win

  • 5:36 PM IST

    South Africa Women are off to a blistering start as well. Looks like it’s a belter pitch. Meanwhile, let’s not forget Jhulan needs one wicket to 200 wickets. She would be the only bowler to achieve this feat. South Africa Women 21/0, need 282 to win

  • 5:00 PM IST

    Fifty for Veda as well. India are on a roll here. The runs are coming in abundance for India Women. India Women finish at 302/3 against South Africa.

  • 4:54 PM IST

    Veda Krishnamurthy seems to have gone all lose against South Africa. She has taken Masabata Klaas for a ride for 15 runs. Meanwhile, Harmanpreet has got to her fifty. Just when you want streaming for such kinda matches, why BCCI why! India Women 296/3

  • 4:32 PM IST

    Also, it is fifty for Harmanpreet! Take a bow, you ladies!

  • 4:30 PM IST

    Woah! That was some explosive batting from Smriti Mandhana. That women shifted gears and was on a run-fest. She broke several records in the process. You can read those records here. Meanwhile, she is the first Indian Women to slam a century against South Africa in South Africa. India Women have got to 250 runs already and Harmanpreet has been joined with Veda Krishnamurthy now. Another 5 overs to go.

  • 4:05 PM IST

    Smriti Mandhana gets to her 3rd ODI century, She accomplishes the unfulfilled task from the first ODI. Bravo, girl!

  • 3:54 PM IST

    If Harmanpreet and Smriti get going they can well reach a competitive target. So far the South African bowlers have pulled themselves up and were bowling length to length to keep them under check. Another 13 overs to go. India Women 171/2 in 37 overs, Smriti 90*, Harmanpreet 26*

  • 3:35 PM IST

  • 3:34 PM IST

    Mandhana is on 82 and once again she has reached a stage where she is approaching her century and is finding herself in the same spot as that of first ODI. She missed her century by 16 runs and would want to get there this time. India Women 155/2 after 32 overs, Smriti 82*, Harmanpreet 19*

  • 3:17 PM IST

    Kaur comes and is off the mark with a SIX! Smriti and Kaur are unfazed by Mithali’s wicket and have decided to go big. They are leaving no stone unturned to add pressure on the South Africa bowler. India Women 128/2 in 27 overs. Smriti 66*, Harmanpreet 10*

  • 3:12 PM IST

  • 3:09 PM IST

    And that ends Mithali’s stay as well. Sune Luus gets her first. That ends the partnership between Mithali and Smriti. South Africa need to get more of these wickets to avoid a huge total on board. Harmanpreet Kaur has entered the crease. India Women 110/2 in 25 overs

  • 3:02 PM IST

    It is 100 up for India Women. Mandhana and Mithali look solid on the field. The duo have added 50-run stand between them as well. The pressure seems to not ease off South Africa here.

  • 2:56 PM IST

    Another fifty for Smriti from 63 deliveries. She knows how to stand and deliver. Can she repeat her World Cup heroics in the ODIs?

  • 2:53 PM IST

    After a dry patch of runs, Mandhana goes big and it’s a FOUR! Mandhana so wants a century here after missing out one in the previous game. Mithali would be delighted to watch a show from Mandhana here. India Women 90/1 after 21 overs, Smriti 47*, Mithali 15*

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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 too is Diamond Oval, Kimberley, and the final will be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom.

Smriti Mandhana was the Player of the Match in the series opener, scoring a spectacular 84 off 98 balls. India, however, suffered a collapse: from 154 for 1, they slumped to 196 for 7. Marizanne Kapp and Ayabonga Khaka scalped 2 wickets each.

Shikha Pandey made sure South Africa do not start well, dismissing three of the top four batsmen. Jhulan Goswami then took over and finished the South African innings when they were 87 runs away from the target. Her four-wicket haul took her to 199 ODI wickets. She will become the first woman cricketer to the 200-wicket club.

India will want their middle order to step up, while South Africa will have to make amends in all the departments.

Squads:

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

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