India Women vs Australia Women T-20 Match Report-2018

Australia Women continued their dominance from the one day series as they defeated India Women in the T-20 opener by 6 wickets at Brabourne Stadium.

After being sent into bat by Australia, India go off to a steady start as Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana put on 72 runs for the first wicket, before Mithali Raj fell to Gardener after being stumped by Healy.

India women lost their momentum of scoring after the fall of Smriti Mandhana who was out for a fluent 67 runs.

Her dismissal in the 14th over triggered a familiar Indian middle-order wobble and helped Perry snipe out Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur within the first three balls off the next over.

Anuja Patil and Veda Krishnamurthy made some useful runs to get the total past 150.

They finished with a modest total of 152 runs in the alloted 20 overs.

Australia Women after being set a target of 153 runs got off to a bad start, as they lost Healy and Gardner quickly.

Jhulan Goswami in all here five deliveries made an impact upon her return to the squad from a heel injury by picking up the wickets of Alyssa Healy and Gardner to give Indian Women hope.

But Mooney and Villani steadied the Australia innings by putting on an partnership of 79 runs for the third wicket to bring them back on track.

The duo however,fell in consecutive overs, as Mooney holed out to Pandey, handing Goswami her third wicket while Villani offered a return catch to Poonam Yadav in the 14th over.

Lanning who came at No. 5, scored a quickfire 35 not out, and her innings comprised of four fours and a six.

Her 44 run unbeaten stand with Rachael Haynes helped their team ease past India’s chase with a flurry of fours.

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