A four-for by Jhulan Goswami and unbeaten 80 by Smriti Mandhana guided India’s women’s team to a convincing nine-wicket win against South Africa in the second ODI. And the team’s seasoned campaigner, Goswami referred to it as an ‘absolute team effort’.

Returning into international cricket after a year, India suffered a eight-wicket defeat in the first ODI a couple of days ago, but on Tuesday, it was a spirited show by the team which helped it to level the series.

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“In the first match, we could not capitalise on the good start. We bowled here and there, but today, it was a much-disciplined attack. We batted well as well. Smriti played till the end and even Punam Raut (who remained unbeaten on 62) followed her. In this match, whatever we planned, we managed to execute it in the right way,” Goswami said.

“When you are…

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