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Lee Sets Up Win For South Africans

Trisha Chetty raises her bat
Trisha Chetty helped Lizelle Lee add 126 for the first wicket
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South Africa Women 300-7 (Lee 148) beat
India A Women 180-3 by 120 runs
Tour game, Bangalore

Lizelle Lee scored 148 as South Africa Women beat India A Women by 120 runs in a 50-over tour game in Bangalore.

Lee's century helped the outhSouth Africans post 300 for seven with contributions also coming from Trisha Chetty (48) and Marizanne Kapp (41 not out).

Although Sneha Morey, Smriti Mandhana and Deepti Sharma all scored half-centuries in reply, India A closed well short on 180 for three.

Lee hit 17 fours and five sixes during her innings as she and Chetty added 126 for the first wicket and she finally fell in the 40th over.

After that, Kapp needed just 27 balls to make 41, captain Mignon du Preez made 34 in 27 and Dane van Niekerk 26 in 18.

Devika Vaidya returned three for 59 and Sushreedivyadarshani Pradhan two for 24.

Morey then struck 52 in 92 balls, Mandhana 54 in 79 and Sharma 53 not out in 87 deliveries as the Indian side could not match the South African firepower.

Van Niekerk and Sunette Loubser took a wicket apiece before Tanusree Sarkar was run out by du Preez for one.

South Africa play India in the first of three One-Day Internationals tomorrow (24th November).

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