Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Mignon du Preez and Lizelle Lee led a clinical batting effort from South Africa women as they beat India by seven wickets in the fourth ODI here on Sunday. South Africa have thus taken an unassailable 3-1 lead in the five-match series.
Lee (69), captain Laura Wolvaardt (53), Lara Goodall (59 not out) and du Preez (61) all scored half centuries as South Africa chased down India’s 266/4 with eight balls remaining. Mansi Joshi, Rajeshwari Gayakward and Harmanpreet Kaur were the wicket takers for India.
Brief scores: India 266/4 in 50 overs (Punam Raut 104 not out, Harmanpreet Kaur 54, Mithali Raj 45; Tumi Sekhukhune 2/63) lost to South Africa 269/3 in 48.4 overs (Lizelle Lee 69, Mignon du Preez 61, Lara Goodall 59 not out; Rajeswari Gayakwad 1/39) by seven wickets with eight balls remaining