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Raj, Rodrigues help India achieve away-series double

The pair added 98 for the second wicket to set up India's total of 166, which they defended with aplomb courtesy three wickets each from Shikha Pandey, Rumeli Dhar and Rajeshwari Gayakwad

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18 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | SA-W: 112/10 (55 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.22, RRR: 27.50)

  • Raisibe Ntozakhe0 (0b)
  • Rajeshwari Gayakwad3-0-26-3
  • Rumeli Dhar4-0-26-3

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Mithali Raj is the player of the match as well as the player of the series.

Mithali Raj showed the importance of staying at the wicket. She managed to adjust herself to the pace of the pitch and attacked thereafter. She was aided ably by Jemima Rodrigues. Harmanpreet Kaur rubbed it in for South Africa by her batting. While it may not show, the biggest difference between the teams was the ground fielding. While the South Africans let a few runs through, Indians din't. And the catch by Jemima Rodrigues, what can be said about it ? She is all of 17 and the judgement, fielding as well as batting, shown by her belies her age. India seem to have found a player for future.

Gayakwad to Klaas, OUT, and that's the match for India! They win the series 3-1. Tossed up ball outside the off stump, Klaas comes down the track and is beaten. She is too far down the track to even attempt going back into the crease. Taniya Bhatia collects the ball and whips the bails off in a flash

M Klaas st †Bhatia b Gayakwad 9 (12m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Gayakwad to Khaka, OUT, fuller ball outside the off stump. She heaves it to long-on where Madhana moves to her right and takes the catch

A Khaka c Mandhana b Gayakwad 1 (3m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

Gayakwad to Klaas, 1 run,
Gayakwad to Khaka, 1 run, drives it to mid-off for a single
Gayakwad to Khaka, no run, turns it to the leg side but can't take a run
Gayakwad to Klaas, 1 run,

SA Women 2nd innings Partnerships

1st12D van NiekerkL Lee
2nd6L LeeS Luus
3rd2M du PreezL Lee
4th20M du PreezCL Tryon
5th4CL TryonN de Klerk
6th27M KappCL Tryon
7th29S IsmailM Kapp
8th8M KappM Klaas
9th4M KlaasA Khaka
10th0M KlaasR Ntozakhe