India girls vs SA girls 2nd ODI: Mithali Raj & Co goal to bounce again in second one-dayer | Cricket Information
A rusty Indian girls’s cricket crew can be looking for some rhythm within the second ODI in opposition to South Africa right here on Tuesday (March 9) after being outplayed by the guests within the series-opener. Although captain Mithali Raj and her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur had insisted that rustiness gained’t be a problem of their first collection in 12 months, India clearly seemed a aspect which had not performed for a very long time within the opener of the five-match collection on Sunday (March 7).
A greater ready South Africa, however, have been medical and can be arduous to beat within the coming video games. After the sport, Harmanpreet realised the gamers wanted a while to gel as a unit. Barring Harmanpreet, Mithali and Deepti Sharma to a sure extent, not one of the batters may apply themselves on a good batting floor.
Numerous them have been responsible of poor shot choice as identified by Harmanpreet after the sport. The spinners, who’re historically thought of India’s energy, hardly troubled the South African duo of Lizelle Lee and 21-year-old Laura Wolvaardt, who put up the best ever opening wicket stand in opposition to India to run away with the competition.
There have been some positives, nonetheless, resembling Mithali scoring a gritty half-century and pacer Jhulan Goswami exhibiting she continues to be among the many finest within the enterprise. Each the veterans have been taking part in their first recreation since November 2019.
Kaur too seemed good in her a hundredth ODI however would have appreciated to transform the beginning into a giant rating. Opener Smriti Mandhana struck three pleasant fours earlier than falling to a unfastened shot and can be backing herself to bat lengthy on Tuesday.
“Few of them obtained begins however could not convert. The bowlers must be extra in keeping with strains and lengths, possibly they weren’t constant as a result of they’re coming again after a protracted break,” Mithali acknowledged, after the match wherein India may publish solely 177 that South Africa chase down in simply 40.1 overs.
Pacer Monica Patel was handed her debut on Sunday and extra caps might be handed out within the second recreation with the administration conserving one eye on preparations for the World Cup subsequent 12 months.
Pulling off one again in opposition to South Africa looks as if a frightening job contemplating the way in which they performed within the opener. They seemed a crew excessive on confidence having blanked Pakistan at residence not too long ago.
Their tempo assault led by Shabnim Ismail was spectacular and Indians should discover a option to negate that menace.
India girls: Mithali Raj (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur, D Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C Prathyusha, Monica Patel.
South Africa girls: Sune Luus (captain), Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Tasmin Britz, Marizanne Kapp, Nondumiso Shangase, Lizelle Lee, Anneke Bosch, Faye Tunnicliffe, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune.