On Tuesday (9th March), the hosts India Women will compete against the tourists South Africa Women at Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (Lucknow) during the second match of the three-match Women’s ODI series.
Currently, South Africa Women are leading this series by the 1-0 margin as they won this series opener by 8 wickets (with 59 balls remaining).
India Women vs South Africa Women 2021, 2nd Women’s ODI – Match Preview
India Women restarted their cricket journey after a year but it was not a good start for them as they suffered a thrashing 8-wicket defeat in this series opener. Surely, the Indian players will do their best on Tuesday to return to this home ODI series. They must have to win both the remaining matches in this series to win this series.
Only captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Harmanpreet Kaur batted positive way by scoring 50 and 40 runs respectively. But the next batters failed to score in the death overs as they managed only 22/3 in the last 10.3 overs.
Among their bowlers, only the experienced pacer Jhulan Goswami managed to take a wicket in that game as she finished that match with the bowling figures of 10-1-38-2.
Mithali Raj (C), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (vc), D. Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wk), Swetha Verma (wk), Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C. Prathyusha, Monica Patel
South Africa Women
South Africa Women are currently in very good form as they have won all four ODIs this year. Another win will confirm their series victory in this away ODI series.
Shabnim Ismail took three wickets (3/28) and Nonkululeko Mlaba got two wickets (2/41), but more importantly, the visitors were excellent in the death overs as they were very disciplined.
Openers Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt put their record 2nd innings partnership of 169 runs. While the latter was out for 80 runs off 110 balls, Lee was not out of 83 runs off 122 balls.
Sune Luus (C), Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Tasmin Britz, Marizanne Kapp, Nondumiso Shangase, Lizelle Lee, Anneke Bosch, Faye Tunnicliffe, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune
India Women vs South Africa Women 2021, 2nd Women’s ODI – Match Prediction
Though India Women still have a better ODI success record against South Africa Women, the visitors have recently played more matches than the Indian team, who just completed their first international match after a year.