INDW vs SAW ‘Narb Claw’ records 4 centuries in 2nd ODI, hits South Africa 300 plus for first time

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The second ODI between India and South Africa women’s cricket team was played on Wednesday, which turned out to be very exciting. India won by four runs at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl. India posted a mammoth score of 325/3 on the back of brilliant centuries from Smriti Mandhana (136) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (103 not out). In reply, South Africa scored 321 runs for 6 wickets in the allotted 50 overs. For South Africa, captain Laura Volward (135 not out) and Marizan Cape (114) scored centuries. Both put on a strong partnership of 184 runs for the fourth wicket.

A unique record has been created in the second ODI between India and South Africa. Let us tell you that four centuries have been scored in one match for the first time in the history of women’s ODI cricket. Maryzanne Cap became the first player to score a century at No. 5 or lower while chasing in Women’s ODIs. Cap and Volward’s 184-run partnership is the highest partnership for the fourth wicket or less. In women’s ODI history, the losing team has scored 300 plus runs a total of three times. Interestingly, South Africa has done this all three times. Apart from this, South Africa have made the highest score in the chase in women’s ODIs.

300 plus runs scored by a losing team in a women’s ODI

321/6 – South Africa v India, 2024
305/9 – South Africa v England, 2017
301/5 – South Africa v Sri Lanka, 2024

Highest score while chasing in women’s ODIs

321/6 – South Africa vs India, today
305/9 – South Africa v England, 2017
305/4 – Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2024
298/8 – England v Australia, 2022
289/6 – Australia v New Zealand, 2012

Chasing a target of 326, South Africa did not get off to a good start and lost the wicket of Tejmin Britts (5) in the fourth over. Anneka Bosch was then dismissed for 18 runs and Sune Luss was dismissed for 12 runs. Volward took over with Kapp. Deepti Sharma dismissed Kapp in the 43rd to give South Africa a big jolt as they cruised to victory. After this, Pooja Vastrakar increased the pressure on South Africa by dismissing Nadine de Klerk (28) and Nondumiso Shanghase (0). South Africa needed five runs to win off the last ball but captain Walward could not get a single run. India have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

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