Indian Women have won the opening encounter of the five-match Twenty20 series against South Africa by seven wickets. At Potchefstroom yesterday, India overhauled the victory target of 165 runs by scoring 168 for three in 18.5 overs. Opener Mithali Raj was the top scorer with an unbeaten 54.
Earlier, sent in to bat, the South African Women made 164 for 4 in the stipulated twenty overs. Skipper Dane van Niekerk, who opened the innings, top-scored with 38.