AUS-W beat IND-W: Australia keeps the winning streak alive with 5 wickets win over India Women on the back of Beth Mooney’s unbeaten ton

AUS-W beat IND-W: Australia keeps the winning streak alive with 5 wickets win over India Women on the back of Beth Mooney’s unbeaten ton
AUS-W beat IND-W: Australia keeps the winning streak alive with 5 wickets win over India Women on the back of Beth Mooney’s unbeaten ton

AUS-W beat IND-W: Australia keeps the winning streak alive with 5 wickets win over India Women on the back of Beth Mooney’s unbeaten ton: Australia registerd 5 wickets win over India Women in a thrilling encounter here at Mackay in the second ODI on the back of Beth Mooney’s match-winning unbeaten 125 to keep their winning streak alive. It is the third-highest successful run chase in Women’s ODIs while Australia’s winning streak now is extended to 26 wins in a row.

Chasing 275 runs, Australia had a shaky start as they were soon reduced to 52-4 when Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath resurrected the innings with 126 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. While Deepti Sharma provided the breakthrough to the visitors after removing Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney and Nicola Carey made sure there are no further losses in wicket as well as momentum.

With 13 required off the last over, Nicola Carey and Beth Mooney kept a check on their nerve and sealed the win for the side on the last ball of the innings. Mithali Raj handed the ball to Jhulan Goswami – who bowled a couple of no-balls – importantly the last ball which was just above the waist when 3 runs were required. With 2 required off the last ball, Nicola Karey kept her cool and guided the full toss ball from Jhulan to long on for 2 runs to seal the win. Beth Mooney played the anchor role and slammed twelve fours in her unbeaten 125 runs knock and was later adjudged as player of the match.

AUS-W beat IND-W: Earlier, improving their previous performance, India Women posted a competitive total of 274/7 on the back of Smriti Mandhana’s 86 and Richa Ghosh’s 44 along with a handy partnership of 53 runs between Jhulan Goswami and Pooja Vastrakar at the end. Put into bat, India Women had a good start as both the openers added 74 runs for the opening wicket before Sophie Molineux provided the breakthrough to the home side, dismissing Shafali Verma. Skipper Mithali Raj was a little unfortunate as she went back to the pavilion after being run out while Yastika Bhatia too got out cheaply.

Smriti Mandhana and Richa Ghosh then added seventy-odd runs for the fourth wicket before Mandhana perished after scoring a fine 86, falling shy of a well-deserved hundred. She looked in good touch right from the start and hit eleven fours to register her 19th ODI fifty before getting dismissed by Tahlia McGrath. Richa Ghosh was another key contributor with the bat as she scored 44 off 50 but couldn’t complete her fifty. Later, Pooja Vastrakar (29) and Jhulan Goswami (unbeaten 28) added 53 runs to help India breach the 250-run mark. Tahlia McGrath was the pick of the bowlers for the home side as she returned for 3-45.

Australia thus took a 2-0 lead in the three-match WODI series with one game to spare. The third and final ODI of the series will be played on Sunday at the same venue.

Highest successful run chases in Women’s ODI:

  1. 289/6 Aus-W beat NZ-W (288/6) at Sydney Dec 2012
  2. 276/5 NZ-W beat Aus-W (275) at Auckland Feb 2017
  3. 275/5 AUS-W beat IND-W (274/7) at Mackay Sep 2021

AUS-W beat IND-W: Australia Women won by 5 wickets

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Alyssa Healy (WK) b J Goswami 0 3 0 0 0.00
Beth Mooney Not out 125 133 12 0 93.98
Meg Lanning (C) c RS Gayakwad b Meghna Singh 6 21 1 0 28.57
Ellyse Perry runout (P Vastrakar) 2 7 0 0 28.57
Ashleigh Gardner c YH Bhatia b P Vastrakar 12 24 2 0 50.00
Tahlia McGrath c YH Bhatia b DB Sharma 74 77 9 0 96.10
Nicola Carey Not out 39 38 2 0 102.63
Extra 17 (b 3, w 7, nb 3, lb 4)
Total 275/5 (50)
Yet To Bat S MolineuxG WarehamHJ DarlingtonDarcie Brown
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Jhulan Goswami 8 0 40 1 5.00
Meghna Singh 9 2 38 1 4.22
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 10 0 49 0 4.90
Pooja Vastrakar 8 0 43 1 5.38
Poonam Yadav 6 0 38 0 6.33
Deepti Sharma 9 0 60 1 6.67
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
AJ Healy 1-0 0.3
MM Lanning 2-11 5.5
EA Perry 3-34 9.4
A Gardner 4-52 15.5
TM McGrath 5-178 38.3

 

Over 29: Beth Mooney and T McGrath have resurrected Australia’s run chase with a crucial partnership. Australia Women are 114/4 after 29 overs and need 161 runs more. Both the batters are in their forties and are a couple of runs away from their respective fifties.

Over 22: Five runs from the over with a Four in it.

Over 21: Change in bowling. Poonam Yadav comes into the attack. Just two runs from the over.

Over 20: Five runs off the over. Need 209 more runs

Over 19: Just four runs off the over. Australia 61/4 after 19 overs.

Over 18: Just two runs off the over. Australia 57/4. Need 218 runs more

Over 17: Just three runs from the over. Australia 55/4.

Over 16: Wicket! Pooja Vastrakar strikes in her first over. Breaks the partnership. Australia is in deep trouble now as they are four down now. Gardner c Yastika Bhatia b Vastrakar 12(24) [4s-2]

Over 15: Six runs from Gaikwad’s over. A partnership building up for Australia.

Drinks Break!

Over 14: Just two runs from this over. Australia needs 231 more in 216 balls to win

Over 13: Just two off the over. Australia 42/3 after thirteen overs

Over 12: Meghna Singh continues. Just five runs from the over. Australia needs 235 runs off 228 balls

Over 11: Change in bowling, time for some spin now. Just one run from Rajeshwari Gaikwad’s over.

Over 10: That’s OUT! It’s a run out. The hosts are three down for 34 as Ellyse Perry departs at 2 runs. Ashleigh Gardner walks out to the middle. Perry run out (Vastrakar) 2(7)

Over 9: Six runs off the over with a Four in it. Australia needs 245 runs off 246 deliveries

Over 8: Seven runs from the over. Australia needs a partnership here

Over 7: Six runs from Goswami’s over with a Four in it. Australia 17/2 after seven overs

Over 6: That’s OUT! Meghna Singh strikes! Skipper Meg Lanning departs cheaply as Australia loses its second wicket in the run-chase. E Perry walks out to the middle. Lanning c Gayakwad b Meghna Singh 6(21) [4s-1]

Over 5: Finally a boundary. Six runs from the over. Australia 8/1 after five overs.

Over 4: Another maiden from Meghna Singh. Looks like a perfect start for the visitors at the moment.

Over 3: Just one run off the over. Australia 2/1 after three overs

Over 2: Meghna Singh comes into the attack and it’s a maiden

Over 1: That’s OUT! Alyssa Healy goes out for a duck as Jhulan Goswami strikes in the first over. An excellent start for the visitors. Skipper Meg Lanning walks out to the middle. Healy b Goswami 0(3)

Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney will begin the run chase.

Jhulan Goswami will open the attack

IND-W vs AUS-W 2nd ODI, Live Score: India Women 274/7 (50)

Batsmen R B 4S 6S SR
Smriti Mandhana c BL Mooney b TM McGrath 86 94 11 0 91.49
Shefali Verma b S Molineux 22 23 4 0 95.65
Mithali Raj (C) runout (NJ Carey / MM Lanning) 9 23 1 0 39.13
Yastika Bhatia c A Gardner b Darcie Brown 3 14 0 0 21.43
Richa Ghosh (WK) b TM McGrath 44 50 3 1 88.00
Deepti Sharma c EA Perry b TM McGrath 23 34 2 0 67.65
Pooja Vastrakar b S Molineux 29 37 1 0 78.38
Jhulan Goswami Not out 28 25 3 0 112.00
Extra 30 (b 5, w 17, nb 0, lb 8)
Total 274/7 (50)
Yet To Bat RS GayakwadMeghna SinghPoonam Yadav
BOWLING O M R W ECON
Ellyse Perry 5 0 32 0 6.40
Darcie Brown 10 0 63 1 6.30
Ashleigh Gardner 6 0 30 0 5.00
Sophie Molineux 8 0 29 2 3.63
Nicola Carey 8 1 26 0 3.25
Hannah Darlington 4 0 36 0 9.00
Tahlia McGrath 9 0 45 3 5.00
Fall Of Wickets FOW Over
S Verma 1-74 11.1
M Raj 2-88 16.3
YH Bhatia 3-95 19.4
S Mandhana 4-171 32.1
Richa Ghosh 5-199 36.6
DB Sharma 6-221 42.1
P Vastrakar 7-274 49.6

 

Over 50: Wicket! Pooja Vastrakar departs on the final ball of the innings. Just four runs from the over as India finishes off at 274/7. Is that enough?

Over 49: Eleven runs from the over with a Four and a couple of doubles. India needed an over like this. India 270/6 with six balls to go.

Over 48: Just five runs from it. India 259/6 with twelve balls to go. Let’s see how many more can they add.

Over 47: Hannah Darlington comes back into the attack. 250 up for India! Six runs from it. Three more over to go.

Over 46: Change in the bowling. Ellyse Perry comes back into the attack. Ten runs from it with two Fours one each from Pooja Vastrakar and Jhulan Goswami

Over 45: Finally a boundary! Jhulan Goswami smacks it over extra cover for a Four. Seven runs from it. India 238/6 with five overs to go.

Over 44: Five runs from Nicola Carey’s over. Pooja Vastrakar survives a runout scare as she made it back just in time!

Over 43: That’s OUT! Tahlia McGrath picks up her third as Deepti Sharma departs after a handy knock of 23. Jhulan Goswami comes to the middle. Pressure building up for India. They need to finish well! Deepti Sharma c Perry b Tahlia McGrath 23(34) [4s-2]

Over 42: Four from this over too. Boundaries have dried up for the visitors.

Over 41: Just four singles from this over too. India Women 217/5

Over 40: Four runs off the over. Ten more overs remaining. Can the visitors post something around 275?

Over 39: Just four runs from Tahlia McGrath’s over.

Over 38: Darcie Brown comes up with her final over. Six runs from the over. India 205/5 after 38 overs.

Over 37: That’s OUT! Tahlia McGrath picks up her second as she dismisses Richa Ghosh after scoring 44 off 50 deliveries. India is five down now as Pooja Vastrakar walks out to the middle. Richa Ghosh b Tahlia McGrath 44(50) [4s-3 6s-1]

Over 36: Five runs from the over a Four off the first ball. India 190/4 after 36 overs.

Over 35: Just three runs from Tahlia McGrath’s over

Over 34: Ten runs from the over with a Four and a Six off the last ball from Richa Ghosh.

Over 33: That’s OUT! Smriti Mandhana departs at 86 and misses a well-deserved hundred. Tahlia McGrath provides the breakthrough and breaks the partnership Australia needed badly. Deepti Sharma walks out to the middle as the visitors are four down now. Mandhana c Mooney b Tahlia McGrath 86(94) [4s-11]

Over 32: Five runs from the over. The partnership between the two is 76 runs now!

Over 31: Seven runs from the over with a four in it. Australia is desperately searching for a wicket. Mandhana moves into the eighties now.

Over 30: Sophie Molineux is back into the attack. Just two runs from the over.

IND-W vs AUS-W Live, 2nd ODI: Drinks Break!

Over 29: Change in bowling, Tahlia McGrath comes into the attack. Six from it with a Four in it.

Over 28: Gardner continues. 150 up for India! Six singles from the over.

Over 27: Fifty-run partnership between Mandhana and Richa Ghosh. 13 runs from the over with a Four and a couple of extras.

Over 26: Gardner finishes off another over. Just four runs from it. India 132/3 after 26 overs.

Over 25: Change in bowling, Hannah Darlington comes into the attack. A Four off the first ball and three singles. Partnership building up for India!

Over 24: Ashleigh Gardner is back into the attack. Four runs from the over. The run rate is slowly going down.

Over 23: Just five runs off the over. The run rate is dipping now.

Over 22: Darcie Brown continues. Six runs from it. India 112/3 after 22 overs.

Over 21: Eight runs from the over with a Four in it. India needs a couple of such overs.

Over 20: That’s OUT! Darcie Brown picks up her first as Yastika Bhatia departs cheaply.  Richa Ghosh walks out to the middle and India needs a partnership here. A wicket and four runs from the over. Yastika Bhatia c Gardner b Darcie Brown 3(14)

Over 19: It’s a maiden from Nicola Carey!

Over 18: It’s a Fifty for Smriti Mandhana! Her 19th in the ODIs. Just three runs from the over.

Over 17: It’s a runout! A mix-up in the middle and skipper Mithali Raj departs. Yastika Bhatia walks out to the middle. Mithali run out (Lanning/Carey) 8(23) [4s-1]

Over 16: Three runs off Molineux’s over. Mandhana a couple of runs away from a half-century

Drinks break!

Over 15: Change in bowling. Nicola Carey comes into the attack. Just two runs off the over.

Over 14: Six runs from Molineux’s third over. India 83/1 after 14 overs

Over 13: Just two runs off the over. Australia pulling back things really well.

Over 12: That’s OUT! Molineux strikes and provides the breakthrough. Shafali Verma departs after a good start. Skipper Mithali Raj walks out to the middle. Shafali Verma b Molineux 22(23) [4s-4]

Over 11: Gardner continues. Six runs from the over. A really good start for India!

IND-W vs AUS-W Live, 2nd ODI – End of the powerplay

Over 10: Sophie Molineux comes into the attack. Just three runs from the over. India 68/0 at the end of the powerplay.

Over 9: Change in the bowling. Time for some spin now. Ashleigh Gardner comes into the attack. Ten runs off the over with two fours in it. Smriti Mandhana into the forties.

Over 8: 15 runs from the over with three fours in it. An excellent over for the visitors. Smriti Mandhana looking in superb form at the moment.

Over 7: Perry comes up with her fourth over. Just three runs off the over.

Over 6: Six runs from Darcie Brown’s third over. India 37/0 after six overs.

Over 5: Nine runs off the over. India 32/0 after five overs.

Over 4: Just 1 runs off the Darcie Brown’s second over. India 23/0 after four overs.

Over 3: Perry continues. Nine runs off the over with two fours in it from Verma on the first ball and Mandhana on the last ball. India is heading to a good start.

Over 2: Darcie Brown comes into the attack. Eight runs off the over with two Fours from Smriti Mandhana in it.

Over 1: Just five runs off the first over. A decent start for both the sides

Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana are walking out to the middle, Ellyse Perry will open the attack!

IND-W vs AUS-W Live, 2nd ODI: Just a few minutes away from the start!

Australia Women changes: Rachael Haynes isn’t fit and is replaced by Nicola Carey

India Women changes: Rajeshwari Gayakwad comes in, Sneh Rana misses out

India Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj(c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh(w), Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav

Australia Women (Playing XI): Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy(w), Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Tahlia McGrath, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Georgia Wareham, Hannah Darlington, Darcie Brown

Toss: Australia Women have won the toss and have opted to bowl.


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