Stats: Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj enter record books
On a day that saw Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj enter the record books, India registered a comprehensive 178-run victory over South Africa at Kimberley to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
After winning the toss, South African captain Dane van Niekerk elected to field. The openers put on a fifty partnership and although Poonam Raut and Mithali Raj were dismissed cheaply, the third-wicket partnership between Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana helped set the platform for the visitors. A 33-ball 51 from Veda Krishnamurthy and 135 from Mandhana helped India post 302/3 in their 50 overs.
In reply, the hosts never really got going. Only two players got into double digits and aside from opener Lizelle Lee, who top-scored with 73, no one else got going. Poonam Yadav's finished with figures of 4/24 and was ably supported by RS Gayakwad and Deepti Sharma, who both picked up two wickets. Eventually, the hosts were bowled out for 124 in just 30.5 overs.
Here are some interesting numbers from the second ODI:
0 - No player has been part of more Women's ODI wins than Mithali Raj. She has been a part of 109 wins, breaking the previous record of 108 wins held by Australia's Karen Rolton.
1 - Jhulan Goswami became the first cricketer to pick up 200 wickets in Women's ODIs. Her dismissal of Laura Wolvaardt helped her claim that milestone.
2 - The first bowler to take 200 wickets in Men's ODIs and Women's ODIs were both from India. Kapil Dev reached that milestone in 1991 and Goswami breached that barrier in 2018.
2 - This was India's second-biggest margin of victory in a Women's ODI in South Africa. Their biggest was their 249-run win over Ireland at Potchefstroom in 2017.
3 - Only three times has there been a bigger margin of victory in Women's ODIs in South Africa than India's margin of 178 runs. The biggest margin of victory in a Women's ODI in South Africa is 249 runs.
5 - Only five times have India enjoyed a bigger margin of victory in a Women's ODI than their 178-run triumph over South Africa in the second ODI. All of those five victories came away from home.
166 - The number of ODIs Jhulan Goswami took to reach the 200 ODI wickets mark. Incidentally, that is the same number of ODIs taken by Kapil Dev to reach that mark.