India women vs South Africa women 4th ODI live streaming score -Centurion Raut, Kaur guide India to 267, ODI record for Mithali Raj

Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the fourth ODI between India Women and South Africa Women at the Ekana Stadium in Lucknow.

Live score: South Africa – 29/0 (5)

South Africa 29/0 in 5 overs: This has been a poor start from MJ. She’s been either too short or too wide and has allowed Lee and Wolvaardt to settle in, which as we have seen so far, could be lethal.

South Africa 19/0 in 4 overs:  Economical over from Gayakwad. Just two runs of it.

South Africa 17/0 in 3 overs:  An expensive over from Joshi, yielding 9 runs and South Africa is off to a quick start in this chase of 267 runs.

MJ written at the back of Mansi Joshi’s jersey. Sport has seen quite a eminent athletes emerge with that acronym.

South Africa 8/0 in 2 overs:  Just one poor ball from Gayakwad yielding four runs from Wolvaardt’s bat, who sweeps it behind square for her first boundary.

Rajeshwari Gayakwad to share the new ball with Mansi Joshi.

South Africa 4/0 in 1 over: Lee is off and running with an uppish boundary over point. Just the boundary from that over by Joshi.

Mansi Joshi to start proceedings for India. Lizelle Lee to take strike

WELCOME BACK! Lizelle Lee and Laura Woolvaardt will open the innings in the chase. They put on 169 runs for the first wicket last Sunday, but India made the early inroad in the next two games to stop the pair from dominating early.

Will it be 2-2 or 3-1? We will know soon.

South Africa needs 267 to win the fourth ODI and seal the five-match series in its favour.

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Remember India will defend this 267-run target without the services of Jhulan Goswami. Jhulan has enjoyed some remarkable success in this tour. Two wickets in the first game, four in the second and two again in the third ODI. Radha Yadav is making her debut in this game.

It’s been an interesting day with milestones galore.

– Ismail dismissed Mandhana to register her 150th ODI wicket, the first South African woman to do so

– Mithali Raj crossed 7,000 ODI runs – the first woman to do so in the history of the game so far, extending her run as highest run-getter in the format

– Punam Raut’s consistency has been enviable this series. Two half centuries and now a hundred – her third in ODIs.

– India’s score of 266 is the highest of the tour so far. It is also only the third time in 15 ODIs since 2018 that the side has managed to cross the 250-run mark.

————————————————————————————————————————Innings summary: What a day this has been for India. Losing the toss and put in to bat without out-of-form Jemimah Rodrigues, India still had some starting trouble with Smriti Mandhana walking back to the pavilion earlycgiving Shabnim Ismail her 150th ODI wicket -the first South African to reach the mark in women’s cricket. Punam Raut and Priya Punia came together to steady the Indian innings adding 44 runs for the second wicket before Priya Punia fell in the 16th over after a fluent 51-ball 32. Mithali Raj and Raut then rebuilt the innings again, adding 103 runs for the third wicket with the India skipper reaching 7,000 ODI runs in the process, making her the first to the mark in women’s cricket. After Mithali’s dismissal, Lucknow witnessed a blitz from Harmanpreet Kaur who began dealing in boundaries in her quickfire half century. Soon after Kaur’s dismissal, Raut cruised to a century, her third in ODIs to help India to 266 in its 50 overs. The South Africans were helpless today – given this is the highest total of the tour so far, it goes without saying that the bowlers were expensive today. While the pitch was expected bowlers in the first 10 overs, the visitor was unable to unsettle India to an extent that could worry the host. The South Africans do have the firepower to chase this down and will depend on a good opening stand to set the pace for the chase. Second innings coming up next. Stick around.

India 266/4 in 50 overs: A good end for South Africa with the final over going for just seven runs. What a performance by India!

India 259/4 in 49 overs: Raut gets to her third ODI century with the over yielding seven runs.

100 for Punam Raut. What a finely built innings this has been from the batter. 100 in 119 balls with 10 boundaries.

India 252/3 in 48 overs: Kaur fetched 13 runs from the over before falling for 54, trying to get more runs.

India in 47.5 overs: WICKET! Seekhukhune gets Harmanpreet for 54, as the batter goes for a wild swing on the off side, misses the ball and gets bowled. But what a fine cameo it was from the Indian ODI vice-captain.

50 for Harmanpreet Kaur. It has come off 33 balls and given India’s innings the impetus it needed.

India 239/3 in 47 overs:  Economical last couple of overs for South Africa with just 5 runs coming off that Bosch over.

India 234/3 in 46 overs: Both India and South Africa needs a good finish to this innings and the latter has begun well in its quest to it, with four runs coming off the 46th over.

We are into the last five overs of the Indian innings.

India 230/3 in 45 overs:  What looked like would be an economical over from Ismail, turned into a good one for India, as Raut deliberately opened her bat face to fetch a four past the third man fielder off the last ball.

India 223/3 in 44 overs:  Seven runs coming from Sekhukhune’s seventh over.

Mithali Raj eclipsed yet another landmark in her career today. Read more about that here

 

India 216/3 in 43 overs: Six runs coming off the 43rd over.

50 run stand between Raut and Harmanpreet, in a mere 35 balls.

India going at exactly 5 runs an over now

India 210/3 in 42 overs: An over South Africa will take at this stage, considering the leakage in the last few overs. Seven runs coming from that Kapp over.

India 203/3 in 41 overs: Elegance personified from Harmanpreet, who opens the face of her bat to fetch yet another boundary. An expensive over from Ismail, yielding 13 runs.

India 190/3 in 40 overs: Harmanpreet is off and running. She has stroked four boundaries in the first nine balls that she has faced in the middle. India has made good use of this Powerplay, with 46 runs coming in five overs

Final over of the batting Powerplay.

India 179/3 in 39 overs: The first good over, in terms of runs, for South Africa in this Powerplay. Just five singles coming from that Bosch over.

India 174/3 in 38 overs: New batter Harmanpreet Kaur is off to a very quick start, scoring two boundaries in her first four deliveries and her role will be critical for India to reach a competitive score.

India in 37.1 overs: WICKET! Sekhukhune gets Mithali Raj for 45, caught by Ismail at mid-on. Crucial, crucial strike at this stage of the innings, with the new batter coming in on a pitch that seems to be slowing down a bit.

India 164/2 in 37 overs: Another productive over for the Indians with nine runs coming of it. South Africa needs to break this stand as soon as possible.

Raut and Raj have added 100 runs for the third wicket in 128 balls.

India 155/2 in 36 overs: A very promising start to the Powerplay for India as the first over fetches 11 runs, including two fours from Raut’s bat.

The last five overs has yielded 25 runs for India and it has opted for the Batting Powerplay.

India 144/2 in 35 overs: Tidy stuff from Ismail as her 7th over yields just three runs.

India is going at a steady pace, but needs to pick up pace in the final 16 overs of this innings. Raut and Raj have built, what looks like a solid foundation for a final flourish.

Time for a drinks break

India  141/2 in 34 overs:  Is this the over which gives India the desired momentum? Seven runs coming from that Kapp over, including a lofted boundary from Raut.

India 134/2 in 33 overs:  Just one coming from Ismail’s sixth over.

India 133/2 in 32 overs: A much-needed over for India to get some momentum into this innings. 10 runs coming from it.

50 for Punam Raut. Third consecutive half-century for the diminutive right-hander. This fifty coming in 68 deliveries.

Marizanne Kapp has been brought back into the attack.

India 123/2 in 31 overs: Four runs coming from that over as we enter the final 20 overs of this innings.

India 119/2  in 30 overs: Seven runs coming from Shangase’s final over, the one which also saw Raj crossing the 7000-run mark in 50-overs cricket. What a career!

There it is! 7000 runs in ODI cricket for Mithali Raj, in 213th ODI.

Shangase now bowling her last over.

India 112/2 in 29 overs: Raut and Raj’s stand crosses fifty, but India’s innings in need of some quick momentum here.

India 108/2 in 28 overs: This is really tidy stuff from the South African bowlers. Just four runs coming from that over. 

India 104/2 in 27 overs: That over brought up India’s 100 as Raut and Raj continue to lay the foundations for a competitive score. Five runs came from that over.

India 98/2 in 26 overs: Five singles coming from that Shangase over.

Under 10 runs needed for Raj to reach Mount 7000 in ODIs. Goes without saying, but what a stupendous career this has been.

India 93/2  in 25 overs: Finally! India gets its first four in nearly five overs as Raut puts a rare bad ball away by Ismail to the long-on boundary. Six runs coming from that over.

Shabnim Ismail returns for yet another spell.

India 87/2 in 24 overs: Yet another tidy over, this time from Shangase. Just four singles of it. India needs a slight move-on here.

India 83/2 in 23 overs:  South Africa is really bringing the scoring rate down to a trickle here as Raut and Raj find it tough to gather pace to this innings. Four runs coming from that over.

India 79/2 in 22 overs: Back to back tidy overs for South Africa as just two runs come from that Shangese over.

India 78/2 in 21 overs: Economical over from Sekhukhune with just two runs coming of it.

South Africa has dragged the scoring rate back in the 11-20 block of overs with only 34 runs come from those 60 deliveries. They also claimed the wicket of Punia in that phase.

India 76/2 in 20 overs: A full toss from Shangase is put away with ease by Raj to the square leg boundary. Five runs coming from that over.

India 71/2 in 19 overs:  Tidy over from Sekhukhune with just one run from it.

India 70/2 in 18 overs: Raj gets her first boundary as she opens the face of the bat to guide the ball to the third man boundary. Good over for India as seven runs come from it.

India 63/2 in 17 overs:  Bosch, like many of the other bowlers in their first overs today, starts economically as well with just two runs coming from her first over.

Anne Bosch intp the attack.

Milestone: Mithali Raj is 26 runs away from reaching the 7000-run mark in ODIs, extending her run as the all-time highest run-getter in the format

 

India 61/2 in 16 overs:  A wicket maiden from Shangase as Mithali Raj, nearing yet another landmark in her career, joins Raut in the middle and plays out the rest of the over safely.

Time for a drinks break

India 61/2 in 15.1 : WICKET! Punia goes for the sweep, the ball takes the top edge of the bat and Khaka takes a good catch at fine leg. Punia falls, just as she was eyeing a big score, for 32 to Shangase.

India 61/1 in 15 overs:  A pair of economical overs for South Africa with just one run coming from that Khaka over.

India 60/1 in 14 overs: A much-needed quiet over for the South Africans after a flourishing last few overs. Just two runs coming from it, bowled by Shangase.

India going at 4.46 runs an over. Punia and Raut starting to build a good foundation for the rest of the batting line-up.

India 58/1 in 13 overs: India’s innings now motoring on. Yet another fruitful over for the hosts as eight runs come from that Khaka over. Punia stroking fine boundaries off Khaka’s bowling.

India 50/1 in 12 overs: Expensive start from the off-spinner Shangase, as six runs come from that over. India brings up its fifty.

Just one over for Sekhukhune as Nondumiso Shangase replaces her in the attack.  Perhaps, Sekhukhune will have a change in ends.

India 44/1 in 11 overs:  That expensive over is followed by a quiet one from Khaka, with just two runs coming from it. The stand between these two batswomen now worth 27 runs.

India in 10 overs: India’s best over of the innings, so far. 15 runs, including three fours, came from that. Can this over help them gather the momentum they need?

A double change for South Africa as Tumi Sekhukhune replaces Marizanne Kapp.

India 27/1 in 9 overs: A tidy start from Khaka, just a solitary run from that over.

Change in bowling as Ayabonga Khaka replaces Ismail.

India 26/1 in 8 overs:  Punia gets a life as a diving Lizelle Lee drops a catch off Kapp’s bowling at gully. Can she make the most of this? Three runs coming from the 8th over of this innings.

India 23/1 in 7 overs: Ismail giving nothing away in that over, maintaining a stump-to-stump line. Just one run coming of it. A moment of miscommunication between Raut and Punia almost resulted in the former running herself out, but no damage done.

India 22/1 in 6 overs: Five runs coming from that Kapp over with Punia stroking a boundary.

Ismail has reached the landmark in her 105th game. One of the all-time greats, as far as women’s ODI cricket is concerned, with the ball. She is the second fastest to get there after Cathryn Fitzpatrick.

India 17/1 in 5 overs: WICKET! Ismail claims the 150th wicket of her career as Mandhana edges one to slip. The southpaw is caught by Lizelle Lee for 10. 

India 14/0 in 4 overs: Just one run from that Kapp over. India off to a slow start in this fourth ODI.

India 13/0 in 3 overs: Ismail maintaining an outside off-stump channel, not giving enough room for Mandhana to free her arms in that over.

India 9/0 in 2 overs: Marizanne Kapp to share the new ball with Ismail. Tidy first over from her, giving way just three runs.

India 5/0 in 1 over: Shabnam Ismail starts proceedings for South Africa. After Punia gets India off the mark, Mandhana plays a delightful stroke off the backfoot for four runs.

Milestones coming up:

Shabnim Ismail is one short of 150 ODI wickets. She will be the first South African player to reach the milestone in women’s cricket.

Mithali Raj is 26 short of 7,000 ODI runs. She will be the first batter to the mark in women’s cricket extending her run as the top scorer in the format.

 

Pitch: There is a little bit of grass on this red soil surface. Having won the toss, the pacers might have a good run on this pitch. Shabnim Ismail might be able to use this to her advantage. The first six overs will be crucial for the bowlers.

Toss: South Africa’s Laura Wolvaardt has won the toss and chosen to bowl. An unchanged SA lineup enters this match. No Luus. Jhulan Goswami is not playing today. Priya Punia and Radha Yadav come in for India. 

 

Who is playing:

LINE-UP

India squad: Mithali Raj (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Punam Raut, Priya Punia, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), D. Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma (wicket-keeper), Swetha Verma (wicket-keeper), Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, C. Prathyusha, Monica Patel.

South Africa squad: Sune Luus (captain), Ayabonga Khaka, Shabnim Ismail, Laura Wolvaardt, Trisha Chetty, Sinalo Jafta, Tasmin Britz, Marizanne Kapp, Nondumiso Shangase, Lizelle Lee, Anneke Bosch, Faye Tunniclife, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Mignon du Preez, Nadine de Klerk, Lara Goodall, Tumi Sekhukhune.

 

When does the match begin:

March 14, 9am IST

Where to watch:

India Women vs South Africa Women ODIs will be live on Star Sports 2 (and HD) and Star Sports 3 (and HD).  The India Women vs South Africa Women ODIs will also be streamed online on Disney+Hotstar.

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