IND vs SA: Mithali Raj Says Frontline Bowlers Failed To Shift Momentum In India’s Favour


Mithali Raj turned the primary Indian girl to attain 10,000 worldwide runs.© BCCI/Twitter

India ladies’s ODI skipper Mithali Raj feels the frontline bowlers didn’t shine within the third ODI towards South Africa on Friday. Lizelle Lee smashed a sensational century to assist South Africa ladies beat India by six runs (DLS methodology) within the third ODI. Harmanpreet Kaur gave away 10 runs within the second final over earlier than rain interrupted the play however Mithali feels South Africa had been already forward within the sport. The Indian skipper admitted that the premier bowlers didn’t shift the momentum within the hosts’ favour.

When requested whether or not Harmanpreet Kaur conceding 10 runs in an over in the direction of the tip of the match price India the sport, Mithali mentioned: “I don’t think so. There were moments in the game when the main bowlers were bowling an important spell which could have changed the momentum of the team and we weren’t able to do that.

“And when she (Harmanpreet) got here in to bowl I feel they had been already forward in accordance with the DLS methodology. So I do not suppose it could have made a lot of a distinction,” Mithali said while replying to a query from ANI in a virtual press conference.

Mithali also said her side needs to have a considerable amount of matches before the hosts get into the groove.

The skipper cited how other teams had started playing cricket after the coronavirus pandemic-induced stoppage while India began quite late.

“When we performed towards Australia or say England we wish to rating 270 plus however having mentioned that, that is our third sport after an extended hole and we’re a kind of nations which began cricket fairly late whereas different groups have already performed a few sequence,” Mithali said.

“So we have to have some sport time to work on gamers in order that we construct a sport plan for future sequence,” she further said.

“And these will turn out to be vital for the way we plan for the World Cup and what are the issues the place we have to work on.


“It’s going to be a process and we have already started on it, after such a long gap the girls clearly need some outing out there,” Mithali added.

The two groups will play within the fourth ODI on the Ekana Cricket Stadium on Sunday. 

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