A brilliant half century from Shikha Pandey helped India win the second women's One-day International of the three-match series against South Africa by six wickets at the Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday.
High on confidence after the innings victory over South Africa in the one-off Test, India women's cricket captain Mithali Raj said the hosts are are hoping to carry on their good form in the limited overs series, beginning with the first ODI here on Monday.
Riding high on confidence after notching an innings win in the one-off Test at Mysuru last week, the Mithali Raj-led Indian women's cricket team will seek to carry the momentum into the one-day series against South Africa commencing here Monday.
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.
Fine fifties from skipper Charlotte Edwards and Heather Knight helped England women outplay their Indian counterparts by 42 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in the first rain-hit one-dayer here on Thursday.
At 31 years and 256 days, Mithali Raj does not know how many more years of international cricket is left in her but Indian women`s cricket team captain is "happy" to have played at least one more Test before she called time on her illustrious career.
The Indian men`s cricket team has disappointed with their spineless performance in the last three weeks but the women counterparts showed steely temperament as they made a remarkable comeback into Test fold, beating England eves by six wickets here on Saturday.
Opener Smriti Mandhana anchored the innings with a sedate half-century as the Indian women`s cricket team inched closer towards the 181-run target in the only four-day Test against England women, here on Friday.
At a time when Team India eam is struggling and trailing 2-1 in the five-match Test series against England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recommended the names of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and out-of-form Virat Kohli for Padma Bhushan and Padmashree, respectively.
Offered a chance to play a four-day Test after eight years, Indian women`s cricket captain Mithali Raj welcomed it and said the younger lot in the squad, who are embarking on a 23-day tour of England tonight, would benefit a lot from playing the longer version of the game.
India`s top woman cricketer Mithali Raj has urged the BCCI to organise more Test mathces for the national women team, which is set to play its first five-day match in eight year when they tour England in August.
Indian captain Mithali Raj remained static at the fifth place with Poonam Raut (8th) and Harmanpreet Kaur (9th) being the other two in the top-10 of the latest ICC Women`s Player Rankings for T20 International batsmen.