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India Women declare at 400 for six, reduce SA to 85/3

Riding on centuries by Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut, India Women scored a massive 400 for six declared and then reduced South Africa to 85 for three, at the end of the second day of the one-off Test match, here on Monday.

India Women declare at 400 for six, reduce SA to 85/3

Mysore: Riding on centuries by Thirush Kamini and Poonam Raut, India Women scored a massive 400 for six declared and then reduced South Africa to 85 for three, at the end of the second day of the one-off Test match, here on Monday.

Resuming at 211 for one, the hosts dominated the day once again as they added another 189 runs to their overnight total, losing five wickets in the process, before deciding to declare the innings.

Kamini, who resumed at an score of 100, went on to hit a 430-ball 192, while her overnight partner Poonam, who was also unbeaten on 100, could add another 30 runs before getting out at 130 off 355 deliveries.

Captain Mithali Raj (37) and Harmanpreet Kaur (17) also chipped in with runs.

Kamini's knock was studded with 24 boundaries and one six, while Poonam hit 18 fours during her innings.

For South Africa, Sunette Loubser was the most successful bowler with figures of three for 90.

In reply to India's huge first innings score, South Africa did not have an ideal start as they lost two wickets for just 37 runs on the board.

It was opener Nadine Moodley (40) and skipper Mignon du Preez (28 not out) who consolidated the innings and put on 46 runs together for the third wicket.

At stumps on day two, Marcia Letsoalo (0) was unbeaten along with Preez.

Off-spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad (2/20) took two wickets for the hosts.

Brief scores:

India Women 1st innings: 400 for six decl (Thirush Kamini 192, Poonam Raut 130; Sunette Loubser 3/90).

South Africa Women 1st innings: 85 for three in 51 overs (Nadine Moodley 40; Rajeshwari Gayakwad 2/20).  

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