INDW vs RSAW: “You need to work on basics”, Jhulan Goswami on India’s win over South Africa

Indian Women star bowler Jhulan Goswami picked 4 wickets in the second match against South Africa Women after the defeat in the first. India won the second ODI by 9 wickets and also levelled the series with the win. Jhulan Goswami helped her team to stand tall and restricted South African Women on just 157 runs.

Goswami dismissed four batsmen and also won the player of the match award for his brilliant bowling figure of 4-42. Indian batters chased the given target in just 28.4 overs and without throwing away a lot of wickets.

“The first match, we were playing after long, so it took time for us to settle down,” said Goswami. “We were not up to the mark. We were able to execute our plan perfectly today. It was a good match for us. We bowled with a lot of discipline today. I just tried to bowl in the right area consistently. In the first match I was bowling a little outside off-stump, today I bowled in the right areas. That adjustment I had made.”

India won the toss and opted to bowl in the conditioning favouring the home side and the wicket had the moisture. Smriti Mandhana(80*) and Punam Raut(62*) took India over the line by scoring brilliant half-centuries.

“When you are playing a 9 o’clock match in a place like Lucknow, there’s a bit of moisture in the wicket. If you are able to hit the ball in the right area, the ball was holding back. It was not easy to play shots then. It was much easier in the second inning on such a flat wicket. You just need to hit through the line. If you’re bowling first on this wicket, it is an advantage for the bowlers.” she added.

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