Indian women's team thrashes hapless South Africa by 88 runs

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The Proteas, who slipped 2-0 down in the six-match one-day worldwide series with India courtesy of a nine-wicket defeat at Centurion on Sunday, have already been hampered by injuries to skipper Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers.

Brief Scores: Indian women 213/7 (Smriti Mandhana 84, Mithali Raj 45; Marizanne Kapp 2/26) beat South African women 125 (Dane van Niekerk 41, Marizanne Kapp 23; Jhulan 4/24, Shikha Pandey 3/23) by 88 runs.

Opener Smriti Mandhana's superb fifty and the pace duo of Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey combining for seven wickets, guided the Indian women's team to a 88-run win over South Africa in the first of the three-match ODI rubber here February 5.

Leggie Chahal and chinaman Yadav have wreaked havoc in the series, picking 13 wickets in the first two matches.

South Africa might be tempted to play a fast bowler in place of Tabraiz Shamsi, but given the conditions at Cape Town, they might just give him another shot at redemption.

From the on-set of the RamSlam T20 Challenge, De Kock has failed to find the middle of his bat.

Spinner Poonam Yadav (2/22) then accounted for the other opener Laura Wolvaardt (21), while Goswami trapped Chloe Tryon LBW as South Africa lost half their side in 22.5 overs.

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Their aggressive approach has ensured that the South African batsman don't get settled down at the crease. The Virat Kohli-led team clinched victories in the first two ODIs at Durban and Centurion.

In the second, Dhawan scored 51* and Kohli 46*.

In India, you can go to www.sonyliv.com for the live streaming of India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Cape Town.

With their batting core missing, South Africa will definitely have a selection dilemma.

The hosts will be hoping for a better and fast-paced start from Klaasen, if he is asked to open along with Hashim Amla.

Pacer Kagiso Rabada said the team's performance so far has been unacceptable.

After having won the first two ODIs, injury free India are unlikely to tinker with their playing XI.

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