South Africa thrashed India by 115 runs in match 18 of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. Indians chasing 274 were bowled out for 158 runs.
Opener Lizelle Lee and captain Dane van Niekerk guided the South African women team to a formidable total of 273/9 in 50 overs. India need 274 to win.
Earlier, team India captain Mithali Raj won the toss and opted to field first against South Africa in the match.
The Indian team on roll at the moment by winning 4 out of 4 matches they have played in the tournament so far.
They defeated hosts England, West Indies, arch rivals Pakistan and Sri Lanka last match and are on course to reach the last four stage of the competition. A win today against the South Africans will confirm their berth in the semis.
South Africa, on the other hand, have had an average tournament so far. They have won 2 matches out of 4 and lost 1. 1 game was washed out due to rain.
It is a must win match for the women in green as two points today would keep them in the hunt to reach semis.
India will heavily bank upon batswomen like Smriti Mandhana and Captain Mithali Raj who are tantalizing form in the World Cup.