The Indian Women’s team produced a clinical performance to beat the Proteas Women by nine wickets in the second ODI in Lucknow on Tuesday.
The South Africans were victorious in the opening encounter this past Sunday but were demolished by a determined India outfit, who levelled the five-match series in the process.
The Proteas Women batted first after India opted to field, having won the toss. Jhulan Goswami and Rajeshwari Gayakwad made life difficult for the visitors, however, as regular wickets fell throughout the innings.
The Proteas struggled to get going and were bowled out for 157, with nine overs remaining, as Lara Goodall top-scored with 49.
India, on the other hand, attacked the Proteas bowling unit and scored frequently, despite Shabnim Ismail accounting for the early wicket of Jemimah Rodrigues.
That proved to be the only success with the ball for the Proteas as Smriti Mandhana (80) and Punam Raut (62) put on a magnificent 138-run partnership that steered India to victory with 21 overs to spare.
The two teams will clash again on Friday in the third ODI of the series.