3rd ODI: S Africa beat India by 6 runs via D/L method, lead series 2-1

Lucknow: South Africa women beat Indian women’s team by six runs via the Duckworth/Lewis method in the third ODI to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series, here on Friday.

Batting first, India scored 248 for five in the allotted 50 overs. was the star-performer for hosts with a 108-ball 77.
 
In reply, Lizelle Lee score an unbeaten hundred (131-ball 132) before rain stopped play in the 47th over with South Africa 223 for 4, six runs ahead on the D/L par score.
 
For India, Julan Goswami (2/20) was the pick of the bowlers while Rajeshwari Gayakwad (1/39) and Deepti Sharma (1/39) scalped a wicket each.
 
The two teams will now face each other on Sunday in the fourth ODI at the same venue.
 
Brief Scores:
 
India women: 248 for 5 in 50 overs (Punam Raut 77, Deepti Sharma 36 not out 36, Harmanpreet Kaur 36; Shabnim Ismail 2/46)
 
South Africa women: 223 for 4 in 46.3 overs (Lizelle Lee 132 not out; Mignon du Preez 37; Julan Goswami (2/20) (UNI)