India Women vs South Africa Women (INDW vs SAW) 2nd ODI highlights: Leading the side from the front, skipper Mithali Raj scored 66 off 82 balls to help India Women win the second T20I by five wickets. She was well supported by teammate Punam Raut, who scored 65 from 92 balls. The duo added 129 for the third making the stiff target look a comfortable victory.
In the bowling department, star bowler Jhulan Goswami failed to scalp a wicket but was economical with the ball. Shikha Pandey, Ekta Bisht, and Poonam Yadav shared two wickets each. The top scorer among the visitors was opener Laura Wolvaardt, who scored 69 off 98 balls. With this win, India women have now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing three-match ODI series.
India Women vs South Africa Women (INDW vs SAW) 2nd ODI highlights:
India Women win 5 wickets
Leading the team from the front, Mithali Raj played a brilliant knock of 66 to help India win the second ODI by five wickets. She was well supported by teammate Punam Raut, who scored 65 off 92 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur and Taniya Bhatia were unbeaten at the crease, as the former hit the winning runs. With this win, India Women take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ongoing three-match series. The final ODI will be played on Monday at the same venue.
WICKET! South Africa are not going down without a fight. Khaka knocks down Deepti Sharma's stumps as the fifth wicket falls. India need 34 runs from 36 balls.
200 up for India
India cross 200-run mark with Harmanpreet and Deepti at the crease. The women in blue require 48 runs off 48 balls to win the match as well as series.
Back-to-back wickets give South Africa breakthrough as half-centurions Mithali Raj and Punam Raut depart. India require 52 runs to win the second ODI.
FIFTY! Punam Raut brings up her 12th ODI half-century off 73 deliveries including five boundaries. India are 183/2 after 36 overs.
Mithali Raj & Punam Raut are making their experience count as the two veterans bring up a 100-run partnership in the second ODI.
Mithali Raj brings up her 53rd ODI half-century in Vadodara, leading a big chase against South Africa. This is the 20th year of the captain's International cricket.
100 up for India
India cross the 100-run mark as Poonam Raut narrowly escapes dismissal. The hosts have lost just two wickets so far in 21 overs in their 248-run chase.
Shabnim strikes as Priya Punia returns back to the hut for 20 off 42 balls. Easy catch for Woolvaardt at square. IND are 66/2.
WICKET! Rodrigues departs for 18 at the start of India's 248-run chase. IND are 34/1 after 8.2 overs. Ayabonga Khaka gets the breakthrough for the visitors!
Rodrigues survives LBW appeal
Jemimah Rodrigues, who opened her innings with a boundary, survives an early LBW appeal as only 1 run comes off the over from Kapp. India are 11/0 after 4 overs
South Africa have managed to post 247 for 6 in the first innings of second ODI. This has been a spirited effort from the visitors who were all out for 164 in the first ODI. A challenging total for Mithali Raj & Co.
Mignon du Preez dances down the track to hit a six but misses the ball completely. Another wicket for Ekta Bisht. She falls for 44 from 48 deliveries. SA W - 246/6 in 49.4 overs
Poonam Yadav strikes again. Skipper Sune Luus tries to sweep but played the wrong length. An easy catch for Taniya Bhatia. Second wicket for Poonam. SA - 222/5 in 45.3 overs
Ekta Bisht comes into the attack and takes the crucial wicket of Lara Goodall. Once again, Bisht draws the batter forward and takes the wicket. Quick stumping from Taniya Bhatia. Goodall falls for 38 from 32 balls. Skipper Sune Luus comes to bat. SA W - 202/4 in 43 overs
Mignon du Preez and Lara Goodall have stabilised the South African innings and accelerated the scoring rate. Goodall has scored with a strike rate of over 100. India in need of a wicket here. SA - 200/3 in 42 overs
Shikha Pandey strikes again. Shikha gets rid of both set batters. Laura Wolvaardt departs for 69 from 98 deliveries. She went for a big shot and departs. SA W - 142/3 in 34 overs
Trisha Chetty tries to go for a big shot. Shikha Pandey bowls it a little short but Chetty fails to time the shot. An easy catch by Jhulan Goswami inside the 30-yard circle. Chetty departs for 22. SA W - 127/2 in 130 overs
A crucial partnership for South Africa. Laura Wolvaardt and Trisha Chetty have kept Indian spinners at bay. Meanwhile, Wolvaardt is struggling with the heat.
Laura Wolvaardt gets to her 15th ODI half-century from 72 deliveries. Wolvaardt is the key if South Africa are to post a total in excess of 250. SA W - 116/1 in 27 overs
The scoring rate has gone down a little since Lizelle Lee's wicket. Spinners have done the trick for India once again. Laura Wolvaardt has moved to 40s. Trisha Chetty has done well to stitch a partnership for the second wicket even though her strike rate is 50. SA W - 101/1 in 24 overs
Poonam Yadav, the leg spinner gets the major breakthrough. Poonam gets rid of in-form batter Lizelle's wicket in her second over. Lee falls for 40 from 54 balls. SA W - 76/1 in 15.3 overs
Lizelle Lee advances down the track and hits Deepti Sharma for a six over long on. This has been a fantastic start for South Africa. They have worked on their batting after a dismal show in the first ODI. Lee's presence has made an impact. SA W - 55/0 in 11 overs
Spin into attack
Mithali Raj introduces Ekta Bisht into the attack. South African openers have looked comfortable so far. Bisht took two wickets in the previous game. Mithali will be hoping for a breakthrough here. SA W - 34/0 in 8 overs
Good start for South Africa
A decent start for South Africa, unlike the first ODI. Lizelle Lee and Laura Wolvaardt have opened the innings. Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey are struggling to find the line, two wides each bowled so far. SA W - 14/0 in 2 overs
IND vs SA 2nd ODI
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the cricket match between India and South Africa. India won the first ODI by eight wickets and will look to carry on the momentum in the second ODI in Vadodra on Friday. Stay tuned for live score and updates