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India vs South Africa 2021: Smriti Mandhana Enters This Elusive Club With Superb Fifty

India women cricketer Smriti Mandhana has become the only cricketer to score ten consecutive fifties in ODI cricket. She achieved this feat with a solid half-century of 80 runs that came off 64 balls against South Africa in the second ODI

India vs South Africa 2021: Smriti Mandhana Enters This Elusive Club With Superb Fifty

India women cricketer Smriti Mandhana has become the only cricketer to score ten consecutive fifties in ODI cricket. She achieved this feat with a solid half-century of 80 runs that came off 64 balls against South Africa in the second ODI. The streak began against Australia in 2018. Her scores since then read: 67, 52, 86, 53*, 73*, 105, 90*, 63, 74, 80*

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Meanwhile a strong all-round performance helped India women bounce back from their series-opening defeat against South Africa with a comfortable nine-wicket win in the second ODI here on Tuesday. Jhulan Goswami lead a clinical bowling display by claiming four for 42 as the tourists were bundled out for 157 in 41 overs at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium. Half centuries by Smriti Mandhana (80 not out off 64 balls, 10 fours, three sixes) and Punam Raut (62 not out off 89 balls, eight fours) then led a strong reply as the hosts won with more than 20 overs to spare.

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It was a good response by the Indians, especially after they were on the other end of a heavy defeat by the South Africans in match one on Sunday.The visitors won the toss and batted at the start, with Lizelle Lee (4) and Laura Wolvaardt (9) — the stars in the previous game — out cheaply to Jhulan and Mansi Joshi (2/23) respectively.Lara Goodall (49) and captain Sune Luus (36) then rebuilt nicely with a 60-run third-wicket partnership that took South Africa up to 80 for two in the 21st over.CRICKETNEXT

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