Lizelle Lee struck an unbeaten 132 as the Proteas Women’s team beat India by six runs on the Duckworth Lewis method on Friday.
After levelling the series on Tuesday, the hosts batted first in Lucknow and managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over despite Shabnim Ismail striking with the second delivery of the day.
Punam Raut hit 77 off 108 deliveries which helped the Indians post 248-5 in their 50 overs. It was going to be a big ask of the Proteas Women to respond with stand-in captain Sune Luus not in the lineup due to injury.
But, Lee batted brilliant and shared a 97-run stand with Mignon du Preez for the third wicket, which helped the Proteas to get ahead of the required run-rate.
Du Preez departed for 36 before Marizanne Kapp was caught for a duck, which derailed the Proteas’ innings somewhat.
Lee, though, kicked on to reach her three figures with a spectacular knock. As the rain began to fall around the ground she went big on a couple of occasions, which helped the Proteas women stay ahead on the DLS method.
Umpires eventually called for the covers with the Proteas Women on 223-4 after 46.3 overs, before the game was called off, handing victory to the South Africans.