Opener Smriti Mandhana's superb fifty and the pace duo of Jhulan Goswami and Shikha Pandey combining for seven wickets, guided the Indian women's team to a 88-run win over South Africa in the first of the three-match ODI rubber on Monday.
The win meant India picked up two points towards the ICC Women's Championship in their first game.
Electing to bat after winning the toss, India rode on Smriti's 98-ball 84, laced with eight boundaries and a six, and skipper Mithali Raj's 70-ball patient 45, to post 213/7.
Smriti first raised a 55-run opening stand with her opening partner Poonam Jamar Taylor Womens Jersey Raut (19) to set the tone before joining forces with Mithali for a 99-run second wicket stand.
Brief Scores: Indian women 213/7 (Smriti Mandhana 84, Mithali Raj 45; Fernando Valenzuela Womens Jersey Marizanne Kapp 2/26) beat South African women 125 (Dane van Niekerk 41, Marizanne Kapp 23; Jhulan 4/24, Shikha Pandey 3/23) by 88 runs.