IND vs SA, 3rd ODI: Mithali Raj's Feat An Added Incentive For India
After drawing level with a win in the second match, India women will take South Africa women in the third ODI here at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium on Friday.
India had lost the first ODI by eight wickets after the South Africans restricted them to just 177/9 in 50 overs. The India women, however, came back in the next match on March 9, hammering the visitors by nine wickets after restricting them to 157.
Smriti Mandhana and Punam Raut put on an unbeaten 138-run partnership to help India women beat South Africa women. Mandhana made an unbeaten 80.
"We have come off a one-year break, so as for now we're just going out there to go and play some good cricket. After a long break, it takes time to get things correct," Mandhana told the media ahead of the third ODI.