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India take 1-0 lead in women's T20I series

IANS  |  Potchefstroom (South Africa) 

scored 54 not out to give a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over in the first of the five women's Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) here on Tuesday.

Chasing 164/4, Mithali got good support from Veda Krishnamurthy (37 not out), Jemimah Rodriques (37) and opener Smriti Mandhana (28) as overhauled the target with 1.1 overs and seven wickets to spare.

Mithali struck her 11th fifty in T20I cricket. Her unbeaten 54 came from 48 deliveries, out of which six went for fours and one went over the rope.

Earlier in the South African innings, (38), (32 not out) and Mignon du Preez (31) contributed with crucial knocks. They were assisted by (23 not out), Lizelle Lee (19) and Sune Luus (18).

For India, off-spinner Anuja Patil picked up two wickets, while medium pacers Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar got a wicket each.

Brief scores: South Africa: 164/4 in 20 overs (38, 32 not out, Mignon du Preez 31; Anuja Patil 2/23) vs India: 168/3 in 18.5 overs (54 not out, Veda Krishnamurthy 37 not out, Jemimah Rodriques 37; Moseline Daniels 1/16).

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:10 IST
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