Mithali Raj has now turned into India’s best captain – among both women and men – with a success rate of 61.
Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj shared an unbeaten 127-run remain as India women cricket team steamrolled South Africa by eight wickets in the final of the Quadrangular Series.
Veteran Jhulan Goswami featured with the ball with three wickets, helping India reject South Africa for an irrelevant 156 in 40.2 overs. Raut (70 off 92 ) and Raj (62 off 79) then conveyed with the bat, taking their group to an agreeable win in 33 overs after a somewhat nervous begin to the chase.
The win got sweeter considering India had lost to South Africa in the alliance arrange once in transit the final. Alternate groups in the tournament were Zimbabwe and Ireland.
Captain Raj not just guided her team to a resonating win additionally turned into the first & debut Indian captain to lead the side in 100 ODIs.
The tournament additionally ended up being the great arrangement for India in front of the World Cup, which starts in the UK one month from now. Both Raut and Raj showed the best frame all through the tournament.
Raut had scored an unbeaten 109 against Ireland while Raj went to the final subsequent to scoring two half-hundreds of years. Pursuing a humble target, India lost opener Deepti Sharma and Mona Meshram efficiently before Raut and Raj finished the occupation in a clinical manner.
Brief scores: South Africa 156 full scale in 40.2 overs (Luus 55; Goswami 3/22). India 160/2 in 33 overs.