Date and Day: 11 October 2019, Friday.
Match 2 – India Women vs South Africa Women
Time: 9:00 AM IST.
Venue: Reliance Stadium, Vadodara.
India women won the first match of the three-match ODI series comfortably. South African women team after that win in the last T20 match were again dominated by an all-round performance from the Indian team.
With India women taking a 1-nil lead in the three-match series, it becomes imperative for the South Africa women’s team to win the second ODI to stay afloat in the series. In the first ODI after opting to bat first South Africa lost their first wicket on the first ball of the innings itself. Lizelle Lee was the first wicket to fall being trapped LBW by Jhulan Goswami on the very first delivery of the innings. South Africa kept losing wickets at regular interval which meant they were bowled out for a below-par score of 164.
Marizanne Kapp scored 54 runs and was the highest scorer for her team. She was on 8 runs at the fall of 6th wicket in the South Africa innings. Marizanne Kapp scored 46 of the last 61 runs her team scored before she was the last wicket fell off the innings to go down. Jhulan Goswami was the pick of the bowlers picking up 3 wickets, every Indian bowler who bowled in the match at least picked 1 wicket.
In reply to South Africa’s paltry score India women got off a prominent start Jemimah Rodrigues was playing the protagonist while debutant Priya Puniya played the second fiddle. Jemimah Rodrigues scored 55 off just 65 deliveries. After the loss of first wicket Priya Puniya who was dropped while she was on 6, making sure that India chases down the target without any fuss. Priya Punia scored an unbeaten 75 to take her team home with almost 8 overs to spare.
South Africa women have kept struggling with the bat throughout the series except for an odd performance here and there. India women won’t look to make any changes to their playing combination winning the series would be their topmost priority.
The forecast for the game day is bright and sunny. A full game is on the cards.
Head to Head
Going by the recent form and the series performance Indian women’s team is most likely to win this contest. In the previous five encounters, the Indian women’s team has beaten South African women’s team thrice while losing two games.
Played-5, India-3, South Africa-2.
Indian Women’s ODI Squad for South Africa tour
Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-capt), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Priya Punia, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma
South Africa Women’s Squad
Sune Luus (capt), Trisha Chetty, Tazmin Brits, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Sinalo Jafta, Ayabonga Khaka, Lara Goodall, Lizelle Lee, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Tumi Sekhukhune, Nondumiso Shangase, Mignon du Preez, Laura Wolvaardt, Marizanne Kapp.
Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Sune Luus, Lizelle Lee, Mignon du Preez, Shabnam Ismail, Poonam Yadav,Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami.