Punam Raut hits half century as India post 248/5

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Lucknow, Mar 12 (PTI) Put in to bat, the Indian women's cricket team posted a competitive 248 for five against South Africa in the third ODI here on Friday.

Punam Raut starred for the home team with a 108-ball 77 that was studded with 11 boundaries.

Skipper Mithali Raj and her deputy Harmanpreet Kaur scored 36 each.

For South Africa, Shabnim Ismail (2/46) was the pick of the bowlers while Anne Bosch, Tumi Sekhukhune and Marizanne Kapp claimed a wicket each.

The five-match series is poised at 1-1.

Brief Scores: India women: 248 for 5 in 50 overs (Punam Raut 77, Mithali Raj 36, Harmanpreet Kaur 36; Shabnim Ismail 2/46) PTI APA PM PM