Mithali struck her 11th fifty in T20I cricket. © BCCI Ladies
Captain Mithali Raj scored 54 no longer out to present India a complete seven-wicket victory over South Africa within the first of the 5 ladies’s Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) right here on Tuesday. Chasing 164/four, Mithali were given excellent improve from Veda Krishnamurthy (37 no longer out), Jemimah Rodriques (37) and opener Smriti Mandhana (28) as India overhauled the objective with 1.1 overs and 7 wickets to spare. Mithali struck her 11th fifty in T20I cricket. Her unbeaten 54 got here from 48 deliveries, out of which six went for fours and one went over the rope.
Previous within the South African innings, captain Dane van Niekerk (38), Chloe Tryon (32 no longer out) and Mignon du Preez (31) contributed with a very powerful knocks. They have been assisted via Nadine de Klerk (23 no longer out), Lizelle Lee (19) and Sune Luus (18).
For India, off-spinner Anuja Patil picked up two wickets, whilst medium pacers Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar were given a wicket every.
Transient scores: South Africa: 164/four in 20 overs (Dane van Niekerk 38, Chloe Tryon 32 no longer out, Mignon du Preez 31; Anuja Patil 2/23) vs India: 168/three in 18.five overs (Mithali Raj 54 no longer out, Veda Krishnamurthy 37 no longer out, Jemimah Rodriques 37; Moseline Daniels 1/16).