India missed the chance to move to the top of ICC Women’s Championship table after losing the third and final One-Day International against South Africa on Saturday (February 10). Mithali Raj & Co. are now second on the list behind West Indies.

India finished the three-match series with two wins to claim the trophy. With two wins, they moved to the second of the Championship table. West Indies are sitting atop after winning all of their three games so far.

Here is how the table looks at the moment:

TEAM Matches Wins Losses Net run-rate
West Indies 3 3 0 0.807
India 3 2 1 1.752
New Zealand 3 2 1 0.784
Australia 3 2 1 0.434
England 3 1 2 -0.434
Pakistan 3 1 2 -0.784
South Africa 3 1 2 -1.752
Sri Lanka 3 0 3 -0.807

South Africa deny India whitewash:

Riding on a fighting unbeaten 90 from Mignon du Preez, South Africa beat India by seven wickets. Batting first, India scored 240 in the allotted 50 overs.

Deepti Sharma top-scored for last year’s World Cup finalists. Veda Krishnamurthy also played a handy knock of 56. However, other players failed to deliver, as India posted a modest total. For the hosts, Shabnim Ismail starred with the ball, picking up four for 30 off nine overs.

In reply, South Africa chased down the total with four balls remaining and losing only three wickets. Her teammates well-supported mignon du Preez while Laura Wolvaardt and skipper Dane van Niekerk scored 59 and 41, respectively as the hosts avoided a whitewash.

Mithali with the trophy (Credits: BCCI)

Brief Scores: India 240 all out in 50 overs (Deepti Sharma 79, Veda Krishnamurthy 56; Shabnim Ismail 4-30) lost to South Africa 241/3 in 49.2 overs (Mignon du Preez 90*, Laura Wolvaardt 59) by seven wickets.