Women's World Cup: South Africa post challenging total vs India

Leicester (UK): Half-centuries from Lizelle Lee and Dane van Niekerk helped South Africa post a challenging 273/9 in their women's cricket World Cup group match against India here on Saturday.Lee was the highest scorer for South Africa with a breezy 92 runs off 65 balls. Her knock, which included 10 boundaries and seven sixes, helped stabilise the innings following the early departure of fellow opener Laura Wolvaardt.Lee subsequently posted a 91-run partnership with Trisha Chetty and a 42-run stand with Mignon du Preez to lay the foundation of a big total.Lee was unlucky to miss out on what would have been a well-deserved century when she was trapped leg before while attempting to smash a delivery from off-spinner Harmanpreet Kaur over mid-wicket.Dane then took charge in the middle, scoring 57 runs in 66 balls with seven boundaries and a six.She received good support from Chloe Tyron who scored 24 runs off 18 balls, hitting two sixes and a boundary along the way.Pacer Shikha Pandey was the most successful among the Indian bowlers with figures of 3/40.Brief scores:South Africa: 273/9 in 50 overs (Lizelle Lee 92, Dane van Niekerk 57; Shikha Pandey 3/40) vs India.IANS