Jhulan Goswami
Jhulan Goswami (above) took two early wickets in the second innings © Getty Images (File photo)

Nov 18, 2014

South Africa Women were reeling at 73 for six, still trailing by 84 runs at stumps on Day 2 of the only Test match at Mysore. The visitors were looking comfortable when Mignon du Preez (who scored a century) and Trisha Chetty had formed an impressive fifth wicket partnership. However, wickets fell in a flurry after that and the visitors’ batting order collapsed from 226 for five to 233 all out.

After being forced to follow-on, South Africa Women’s performance in the second innings was just as pathetic. They lost wickets early on and only three of the eight batswoman to bat were able to get their score past double figures.

For India, Harmanpreet Kaur found special rhythm to run through their batting order and finished with figures of five for 44 in the first innings. Rajeshwari Gayakwad too inflicted heavy damage as she took four wickets for 53 runs. In the second innings, the damage was done by Poonam Yadav and Jhulan Goswami who took two wickets each.

Brief scores:

India Women 400 for 6 (Thirush Kamini 192, Poonam Raut 130; Sunette Loubser 3 for 90) lead South Africa Women 233 (Nadine Moodley 40, Mignon du Preez 102; Harmanpreet Kaur 5 for 44) & 73 for 6 (Marizanne Kapp 19; Poonam Yadav 2 for 15) by 84 runs.