Cape Town T20I:Indian eves asked to bat first against Proteas

ANI | Updated: Feb 24, 2018 16:52 IST

Cape Town [South Africa], Feb 24 (ANI): The South Africa women's cricket team won the toss and asked India to bat first in the fifth and final T20I of the five-match series here at the Newlands on Saturday.

Heading into the match, the Indian women will look to create history by winning two series in a single tour to South Africa for the first time ever.

They had earlier clinched the three-match ODI series against South Africa 2-1.

India, who are currently leading the series 2-1, could have achieved the feat on Wednesday, but the fourth T20I in Centurion was washed out due to rain.

The Harmanpreet Kaur led-side have been quite efficient in the five-match T20I series so far.

They have clinched the first two games convincingly -- by seven and nine wickets respectively -- but a five-wicket loss in the third match kept the series alive for the hosts.

The two squads are as follows:

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Taniya Bhatia, Nuzhat Parveen Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rumeli Dhar.

South Africa: Dane van Niekerk (c), Marizanne Kapp, Trisha Chetty, Shabnim Ismail, Ayabonga Khaka, Masabata Klaas, Sune Luus, Odine Kirsten, Mignon du Preez, Lizelle Lee, Chloe Tryon, Nadine de Klerk, Raisibe Ntozakhe, Moseline Daniels.(ANI)

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