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A double for India in South Africa-Women Cricketers win T20 series after ODI triumph

It was an all-round performance from the Indian eves in the T20 series against South Africa that made them clinch the series by 3-1. Batting first, India finished with a combative 166 with Mithali Raj scoring her 3rd fifty of the series and her 13th one overall. Veteran Raj showed aggression in her innings of 62 runs off 50 balls. She was supported by youngster J. Rodrigues who made a quickfire of 44 balls off 34. Towards the end, Harmanpreet Kaur played a 17-ball cameo.

In response to India’s total, South Africa’s chase never got going.  Sikha Pandey, Rumeli Dhar and Rajeshwari Gayakwad took 2 wickets each to fold the South African innings for a paltry 112. India beat South Africa by 54 runs to win the five-match series 3-1.

It is a historic series win for India as it is a rare double for the women cricketers. This is the first time India won both ODI and T20 series in the same country.

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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