India Women vs South Africa Women, 2019: 2nd ODI – India Women's record run-chase, Mithali Raj's milestones in ODI chases and more stats

All the statistical highlights from India’s convincing win over South Africa Women in the 2nd ODI.

Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj. (Photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)
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Sampath Bandarupalli

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India Women sealed the 3-match ODI series against South Africa Women with their second straight win in Vadodara. Laura Wolvaardt’s 69-run knock set the base for the visitors to post 247/6 in their 50 overs. India lost their 2nd wicket in the 13th over but had 66 runs on the board thanks to 22 wides. Mithali Raj (66) and Punam Raut (65) shared 129 for the 3rd wicket in 26.5 overs. Both got out in space of four balls but Harmanpreet Kaur’s unbeaten 27-ball 39 took India past the winning coast.

All the statistical highlights from India’s convincing win over South Africa Women in the 2nd ODI:

India’s biggest chase:

248 – The 248-run chase by India Women in this game is their biggest successful ODI chase. Their previous biggest run-chase in ODIs was 245 also against South Africa Women in 2017. India recorded that chase in the final of 2017 Women’s CWC Qualifier on the last ball with nine wickets down. The chases of 248 and 245 by India are also the highest successful ODI chases by any team against South Africa Women.

The series-winning spree:

5 – This was the 5th consecutive ODI series/tournament win for India Women; their longest series winning streak in this format. India Women won four consecutive ODI series/tournaments heading into the 2017 Women’s World Cup. The current streak of Indian Women began after their home series defeat by 0-3 against Australia Women.

5 – This is also the 2nd time that India won five consecutive bilateral ODI series. They won five bilateral series in succession which they played between 1999 and 2002.

Mithali @ 3000:

3047 – Mithali Raj became the first woman to score 3000 runs in ODI chases. She has scored 3047 runs in 84 ODI chases at an average of 64.82 with a century and 24 fifties. Among 52 players with 3000+ runs in ODI chases in Men’s cricket, only Virat Kohli (68.5) has a higher batting average than Mithali.

2016 – Mithali completed 2000 runs in successful ODI chases; the first woman to this milestone. She went past Meg Lanning (1962) during her innings of 66 on Friday. Mithali scored 2016 runs in 51 successful ODI chases at an average of 112 with help of 16 fifties and a ton. As many as 45 players scored 2000+ runs during successful ODI chases in Men’s cricket but only MS Dhoni (102.71) has an average of 100.

The record pair for Indian Women:

6 – Number of century partnerships between Punam Raut and Mithali Raj in ODI format; the most for India in Women’s ODI cricket. Four Indian pairs have shared as many as five 100-run stands in Women’s ODIs.

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