Mithali Raj’s presence a great boon for Indian team: Smriti Mandhana
Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana both hit half-centuries spearheading a comprehensive, nine-wicket victory for the Indian women’s cricket team versus South Africa at Buffalo Park on Friday. The visitors go 2-0 up in the five-match series which concludes in Cape Town on February 24. Mithali Raj, whose unbeaten 76 off 61 deliveries (8x4s) earned her a deserved second, consecutive Player of the Match award, showed her experience in their chase of South Africa’s 142/7. The senior put on a 106-run opening stand with Mandhana (57 off 42, 4x4s, 3x6s), setting their side on course to victory. (Video: Cricket South Africa).