India Women clinched the Quadrangular series in the final against South Africa. India won the match at Potchefstroom by eight wickets with excellence in both bowling and batting. India toppled South Africa women in 40.2 overs, while the host could aggregate only 156. Poonam Yadav and Goswami shared six wickets equally among themselves to slog the South Africa.
In the next inning, chasing, Mithali Raj and Punam Raut struck half centuries hauling the score to the winning mark. For Mithali Raj, it was her sixth successive ODI half-ton. Raj aligned herself with Lindsay Reelar, Charlotte Edwards and Ellyse Perry with the feat. She scored 62 off 79 balls. Her squad nicked the match in 33 overs with 2 wickets.
With the strike of 70 off 92 balls, Punam Raut sealed her position in the World Cup team, which will get ready next month. Raut remained unbeaten playing as the opener throughout the chase. South Africa women could knock only two wickets in the inning. Deepti Sharma and Mona Meshram fell quickly bringing up the figures 33 for 2.
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