Australian skipper Meg Lanning lead from the front by scoring a magnificent century as Australia Women continued their unbeaten run by defeating South Africa by five wickets at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on Tuesday. Continue reading “South Africa Women vs Australia Women 22 March Wellington ICC Women’s World Cup 2022”
Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning scored fine half centuries as Australia registered a comfortable 6 wicket win over India at the Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. Continue reading “India Women vs Australia Women 19 March Auckland ICC Women’s World Cup 2022”
Jhulan Goswami claimed 3/37 and scored the winning runs as India Women ended Australia Women’s unbeaten streak with a two win in the third and the final one dayer on Sunday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Australia Women openers Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy got their team off to a steady start. The duo added 44 runs for the opening wicket before Goswami broke the stand by dismissing Haynes caught at mid off.
Meg Lanning followed soon as she edged one behind the stumps for a duck.
Alyssa Healy (35) and Ellyse Perry (26) departed soon leaving the hosts struggling at 87/4.
Beth Mooney and Ashleigh Gardner rescued their side with a fine 98 run stand for the fifth wicket before the former was bowled by Sneh Rana for a fine 52.
Gardner (67) and Tahlia McGrath (47) made vital contributions in the end to take their side to 264/9 after 50 overs.
For India Jhulan Goswami and Pooja Vastrakar claimed 3 wickets a piece.
Chasing 265, India Women opening pair of Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana added 59 runs for the first wicket before the latter departed for 22.
Shafali and Yastika Bhatia stitched together a 101-run partnership for the second wicket before the former was bowled by Molineux for 56.
Australian Women bowlers fought back by removing Richa Ghosh and Yastika in quick succession. Vastrakar and skipper Mithali Raj fell cheaply leaving their side in a spot of bother at 208/6.
Deepti Sharma (31) and Sneh Rana (30) made handy contributions down the order to take their side close to the finish line.
Veteran Jhulan Goswami hit the winning runs by smashing a boundary to give India an emphatic victory.
The two teams will now face each other in the one off pink ball test starting on September 30 in Queensland.
Beth Mooney scored a brilliant unbeaten 125 as Australia Women defeated India Women in the second ODI at Mackay to take an unassailable 2-0 lead on Friday. Continue reading “India Women vs Australia Women Second ODI Mackay Match Report 2021”
Rachael Haynes scored a sparkling unbeaten 93 as Australia Women defeated India Women by 9 wickets in the first one international at Mackay on Tuesday. Continue reading “India Women vs Australia Women First ODI Mackay Match Report 2021”
Australia women’s cricket team continued their dominance by registering an emphatic 85-run win over India to clinch the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup for a record fifth time in their history on Sunday.
India had entered the final after a semifinal wash out against England in Sydney, but crumbled under pressure against the hosts in front of a record 86,174 strong crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Here are our talking points from today’s game.
1. Dropped catches cost India dear.
Alyssa Healy was on 9 when she was given a reprieve by Shafali Verma in the very first over of the game. The opener took full advantage as she went on to score the fastest half-century in an ICC final, smashing 75 off just 39 balls. Her innings comprised of seven fours and five sixes, and by the time she was done, India’s shoulders had visibly drooped.
Healy’s partner Beth Mooney was also dropped early in her innings, with spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad guilty on that occasion. Mooney’s composed innings of 78 took Australia to 184 and ensured she walked away with the Player of the Series award.
2. Rare failure for Shafali Verma.
The teenager has been instrumental in India’s road to the final, but suffered a rare failure here, dismissed for just 2. For many Indian viewers it was a sense of deja vu- this felt very much like Sachin Tendulkar’s dismissal in the first over of the 2003 World Cup final by Glenn McGrath. Continue reading “Five Talking points from India Women vs Australia Women T-20 World Cup Final 2020”