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2nd T20I: Mithali, Mandhana fire India to nine-wicket win over South Africa


EAST LONDON (South Africa): Veteran Mithali Raj and opener Smriti Mandhana hit stylish half-centuries as India cruised to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over South Africa in the second women's T20 International on Friday. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led team is now 2-0 up in the five-match series, having won the opening encounter by seven wickets. Chasing a modest 143, India cantered to victory in 19.1 overs as Mandhana hit a blistering 57 off 42 balls while Mithali anchored the innings to perfection with her second successive half-century, remaining unbeaten on 76 off 61 balls. Mithali was declared 'Player of the Match' once again.

Score card:
RSAW - 142/7 (20.0 Ovs)
INDW - 144/1 (19.1 Ovs)

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