Priya Punia shines on First ODI with South Africa, India win by 8 wickets
First ODI with South Africa
Vadodara: Indian women’s team defeated South Africa by 8 wickets as debutant player Priya Punia (75 not out) scored an unbeaten half-century.
Was a solid success. South Africa set a target of 165 runs in 41.4 overs in South Africa’s first match of the three-match series on Wednesday.
Busted with 165/2. Jemima Rodrigues (55 from 7 balls off 65 balls) was instrumental in the team’s victory with a half-century. South Africa batting first
164 runs in 45.1 overs. Marianne Kapp (54) was the top scorer. Jhulan Goswami (3/33) took three wickets. Shikha Pandey (2/38), Ekta Bist (2/28) and Poonam Yadav (2/33) took two wickets.
South Africa: 164 all out in 45.1 overs (Cap 54; Julan 3/33) India: 165/2 in 41.4 overs (Priya Punia 75 not out, Jemima Rodrigues 55).
Mithali Raj holds the record of becoming the first woman player to complete two decades in women’s cricket. Mithali made her ODI debut on June 26, 1999, against Ireland
Did. The 20-year-old completed 105 days in a 50-over format against South Africa. She has played 204 ODIs in her career.