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India women look to claim first double series win over South Africa
India women look to claim first double series win over South Africa

An unbeatable 2-1 lead already in its appreciation, the Indian women's cricket team would look to extend its domination in the shortest format and achieve a rare double series win when it takes on South Africa in the fifth and final Twenty20 International on Saturday.

Having already won the three-match ODI series, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team is 2-1 up in the five-match T20I series after rain washed out the fourth game in Centurion and the visitors would look to end the South Africa tour on a high.

India have been quite clinical in the first two T20 games which they have won convincingly by seven and nine wickets respectively, but a five-wicket loss in the third match kept the series alive for South Africa. The visitors had fancied their chances in the fourth T20I but rain played spoilsport as the match was abandoned after South Africa were 130/3 in 15.3 overs. A win in Cape Town will make Harmanpreet and Co the first Indian side to have won two series on a single tour of South Africa. It will also be a huge milestone after having won the T20 series in Australia.

Teams:

India Women (From): Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia(w), Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Rumeli Dhar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Anuja Patil, Nuzhat Parween, Radha Yadav

South Africa Women (From): Lizelle Lee(w), Dane van Niekerk(c), Chloe Tryon, Sune Luus, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Marizanne Kapp, Shabnim Ismail, Masabata Klaas, Moseline Daniels, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Trisha Chetty, Ayabonga Khaka, Odine Kirsten

 

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