India Women 400 for 6 dec (Kamini 192, Raut 130) beat South Africa Women 234 (Du Preez 102, Chetty 56, Kaur 5-44, Gayakwad 4-54) and 132 (Kaur 4-41) by an innings and 34 runs
Centuries from Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut imposed enough scoreboard pressure for Harmanpreet Kaur to run through South Africa Women as India Women recorded an innings and 34-run win in the only Test in Mysore.
India had won the toss and their top-order ensured the advantage would be converted despite an early setback. Smrithi Mandhana, who was dismissed for 8, was the only wicket to fall on the first day as Kamini and Raut strung a 275-run second-wicket stand - a world record - that smothered South Africa. Kamini's 192 took 430 balls, with 24 four and a six and is the second-best score by an India batsman in Women's Tests after her captain Mithali Raj's 214 against England in August 2002. Raut struck 130 off 255 balls, with 18 fours. India declared on 400 for 6, with offspinner Sunette Loubser responsible for three of those wickets
Eight of the visitors' XI were making their debuts, including captain Mignon du Preez who rallied with 102 off 253 balls which formed the spine of the South African reply until it was broken. She struck 15 fours and had added 102 runs for the fifth wicket with Trisha Chetty, who reached a maiden fifty before India hit back. Seamer Kaur took 5 for 44, while Rajeshwari Gayakwad's offspin accounted for four batsmen as South Africa unravelled from 209 for 4 to be 234 all out - four of those wickets fell on 234.
Asked to follow-on, South Africa could only muster 132 with Chetty's 35 off 131 balls being the top score. The openers were dismissed for single-figures, and were joined by five of their team-mates as Kaur picked up 4 for 41 to finish with 9 for 85 for the match, the second-best figures by an Indian bowler.