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Indian women win Quadrangular Series

Indian women win Quadrangular Series
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Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj shared an unbeaten 127-run stand as India women steamrolled South Africa by eight wickets in the final of the Quadrangular Series, in Potchefstroom, on Sunday.Veteran Jhulan Goswami starred with the ball with three wickets, helping India dismiss South Africa for a paltry 156 in 40.2 overs.

Johannesburg: Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj shared an unbeaten 127-run stand as India women steamrolled South Africa by eight wickets in the final of the Quadrangular Series, in Potchefstroom, on Sunday.Veteran Jhulan Goswami starred with the ball with three wickets, helping India dismiss South Africa for a paltry 156 in 40.2 overs.Raut (70 off 92) and Raj (62 off 79) then delivered with the bat, taking their team to a comfortable win in 33 overs after a rather jittery start to the chase.

The win got sweeter considering India had lost to South Africa in the league stage once en route the final.The other teams in the tournament were Zimbabwe and Ireland.Captain Raj not only guided the team to a resounding win but also became the first Indian captain to lead the side in 100 ODIs.The tournament also turned out to be good preparation for India ahead of the World Cup, which begins in the UK next month.Brief scores: South Africa 156 all out in 40.2 overs (Luus 55; Goswami 3/22) lost to India 160/2 in 33 overs (Poonam Raut 70no, Mithali Raj 62no).

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