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

Virat Kohli and co will aim to topple Aiden Markram-led South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on Wednesday. Their different trajectory and variation in speeds have been one of the main reason of South Africa's crumbling. After getting out of this series of Du Plessis, Inexperienced Aiden Makaram will lead South Africa in the 3rd ODI but it is too hard for him to manage his team and register their first win in this series.

Ayabonga Khaka (2-47) provided the initial breakthrough for South Africa when she had Raut caught but Mandhana and Mithali Raj (45) struck together for a decisive 99 run stand for the second wicket, Mandhana went on to complete a quickfire half-century as India were placed comfortably at 154 for one in the 36th over.

The leg-spinning duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has put the hosts under real pressure during the first two matches, claiming 13 wickets in the process.

The eyes of the Indian team are on the lookout for history for the first time by winning three matches in a bilateral ODI series on the South African soil.

South Africa's worrisome injury list has been lengthened after wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was ruled out for up to four weeks with a wrist injury, officials said yesterday. He scored just 118 runs at an average of 14.75 in eight innings in the domestic competition, and took that lack of form into the global season. Pandey knocked the head off South Africa's batting order, taking the opening three wickets to leave the hosts 23/3.

In UK, you can see live streaming of India vs South Africa, 3rd ODI, Cape Town on SKY SPORTS. The visiting team lost the seven-match series 2-5 in 1992-90, while in 2010-11, India had lost the five-match series 2-3 after making 2-1 lead.

De Kock is down with a left wrist injury which he sustained during the second one-dayer against India at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday. Although the team management has been consistently saying that they do not pay much attention to the rankings, but Kohli and Company would not want to lose points and would prefer to stay at the top.

  • Stacy Allen