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Australia Women vs India Women, One-off Test Commentary, Live Updates

AU-W vs IN-W, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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One-off Test, Carrara Oval, Carrara , Sep 30, 2021
241/9d&36/2 (15.0)
377/8d&135/3d
Australia Women drew with India Women
That's all we have from this fascinating Test match but this multi-format series isn't over yet. Australia Women lead India Women 6-4. The action now switches to the T20Is and the first of three matches will be played on October 7th. The match will start at 6.40 pm local (8.40 am GMT) but the coverage will begin sooner. Do join us for that one. Till then goodbye and take care.
Australia Women skipper, Meg Lanning says, that they had to fight it out and is proud of the group. Mentions that without the weather they would have got a result. Tells that they certainly came to win and so did India. Credits India for playing so well and putting them on the back foot.
India Women captain, Mithali Raj says, that if they would have got four odd wickets then they would have gone for a few more overs. Mentions that Jhulan Goswami has been their best bowler over the years and they got to see why she is the best.  Adds that they do have quite young talents on their side and she is impressed by Yastika Bhatia and how Richa Ghosh played in the ODIs. Mentions that Jhulan's experience came in handy as young seamers, Pooja Vastrakar and Meghna Singh were given an opportunity to learn from her. Ends by saying that she is sure that Harmanpreet will take the field in T20Is.
PLAYER OF THE MATCH, Smriti Mandhana says, that the ton was definitely one of the top highlights for her. Mentions that she is happy that she passed those tough phases of the 80s and 90s and got to that hundred and was lucky with that no ball on 80, as that cleared her mind and wanted to make it count. Tells that to have two or three slips, a gully only happens in Test cricket and to play this historic Test is a great feeling as they were playing the Day-Night Test for the first time. Adds that they don't have much time as they move forward to the T20I series and have about three days to rest.
After the dinner break, India Women came out for their second innings and the onus was on Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma to score quickly but Ellyse Perry and Darcie Brown bogged them down for a bit. The India Women openers did start motoring along and went past yet another half-century partnership. Just when Smriti Mandhana looked in full flow, Sophie Molineux sent her back to the pavilion and Ashleigh Gardner got rid of the dangerous Yastika Bhatia soon after. This put the brakes on the India Women innings for a while. Mithali Raj didn't declare when the tea break took place and Shafali Verma, along Punam Raut came out to bat. Verma brought up a half-century and Raj did finally declare with the lead being stretched to 271 runs. With just 32 overs remaining in the day's play, it was always going to be tough for either team to force a result. Jhulan Goswami and Pooja Vastrakar did provide a couple of breakthroughs for India Women but the Aussie skipper, Meg Lanning ensured that no further wickets fell. With just one hour remaining the two captains decide to shake hands and this historic Test match came to an end as both teams shared 2 points each. A draw was maybe a fair result but India Women were ahead throughout most of this match and have shown that they are on par with the Australia Women team in all aspects.
The outcome was not the one both groups of supporters were looking for but it is a result that will please the neutrals. Apart from the result, everyone will be happy with how the match was played. We saw more than a full day washed out due to severe weather conditions and still, the match was absolutely gripping till the end. India Women played beautifully with the bat in the first innings and put up a huge total of 377/8 on the back of a brilliant ton from Smriti Mandhana and a gritty half-century from Deepti Sharma down the order. Others chipped in as well but India Women bowled equally well and didn't give an inch to Australia Women batters in that first innings. Ellyse Perry and Ashleigh Gardner were the heroes for Australia Women with the bat as both notched up half-centuries, helping their team avoid the follow-on. India Women had a lead of 136 runs as Meg Lanning decided to declare with Australia Women on 242 for 9, which was a very sporting decision trying to force a result.
Well, well. The umpires signal for DRINKS but Mithali Raj is having a discussion with her team. Meg Lanning is also seen having a word with the India Women skipper. Mithali Raj finally gives her decision and she's content with a DRAW. So, the historic pink-ball Test comes to a premature end and the result no one wished for but looked the most likely is the final outcome. The game was not moving at a rapid pace in this final session and the decision to shake hands seems a logical one. So, both teams get 2 points added on and the T20Is will now decide the series.
End Of The Over 15 : 36/2
0 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 014.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
E. Perry
1 (14)
M. Lanning
17 (43)
R. Gayakwad
2-1-2-0
14.6
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Tosses it up, outside off. Perry lunges forward and blocks it out.
14.5
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
On middle, blocked out.
14.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Short and outside off, Perry chops it back towards slip.
14.3
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Full and outside off, Perry steps out and drills it to cover.
14.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
This one is pushed quicker and Perry is pushed on the back foot. Perry looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. A huge appeal but turned down. Maybe an inside edge as well.
14.1
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Gaikwad sees Perry charging down the track and fires it in at the toes. Perry bunts it back to the bowler.
End Of The Over 14 : 36/2
0 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
M. Lanning
17 (43)
E. Perry
1 (8)
P. Vastrakar
5-1-13-1
13.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
A length ball, on top of off. Lanning taps it to point. A maiden from Pooja Vastrakar.
13.5
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Pitched up, outside off and this one seams back in off the surface. Lanning makes an easy leave.
13.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Back of a length, around off. Meg Lanning rocks back and taps it to point.
13.3
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Full and straight, well kept out by Lanning.
13.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Length again, this time its on middle and angling in. Lanning defends it out.
13.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
A length ball, outside off. Lanning lets it through to the keeper.
End Of The Over 13 : 36/2
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 112.5
  • 012.6
E. Perry
1 (8)
M. Lanning
17 (37)
R. Gayakwad
1-0-2-0
12.6
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Very full, on off and kept out by Perry.
12.5
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Meg Lanning
On middle and leg, Lanning works it to mid-wicket for a single.
12.4
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Meg Lanning
Flatter one, on off. Lanning nudges it towards point.
12.3
1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Gaikwad gives this one some air and Perry dances down the track. She flicks it towards square leg and they get a single.
12.2
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
A tad bit short and cut away to point.
12.1
0
Rajeshwari Gayakwad To Ellyse Perry
Nicely tossed up, around off. Perry strides forward to defend but gets hit on the pads. Rajeshwari Gayakwad appeals but the umpire remains unmoved.
Time for some spin now! Rajeshwari Gayakwad comes into the attack.
End Of The Over 12 : 34/2
4 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 411.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
M. Lanning
16 (35)
E. Perry
0 (4)
P. Vastrakar
4-0-13-1
11.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Pitched up, on middle. Lanning defends it off the front foot.
11.5
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Length again, angled in at middle and leg. Lanning keeps it out on the leg side.
11.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Length ball, around off and shaping away a bit. Lanning leaves it alone.
11.3
4
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
FOUR! A short ball now, on off stump. This one doesn't rise enough and Meg Lanning gets right on top of the bounce. Lanning pulls it with authority and the ball races into the vacant mid-wicket fence.
11.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
A touch fuller, on middle. Lanning pushes it firmly to mid on.
11.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Length ball, on off. Lanning stays solid in defense.
End Of The Over 11 : 30/2
1 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 1 LB10.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
E. Perry
0 (4)
M. Lanning
12 (29)
J. Goswami
6-2-8-1
10.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Ellyse Perry
Full and around off. Perry drives it to cover.
10.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Ellyse Perry
Back of a length, on off. Perry blocks it out.
10.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Ellyse Perry
Fullish ball, on off. Perry presses forward and drives it to mid off.
10.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Ellyse Perry
Full and wide outside off. Perry leaves it alone.
10.2
lb
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
LEG BYE! Lovely delivery from Jhulan Goswami. This one is on a length on off and the ball seams in off the surface. Lanning looks to block but the ball goes through bat and pad, past the slip cordon. The visitors appeal for an LBW but turned down. They get a leg bye. Now, was there any edge on it?
10.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Pitched up, on off. Lanning defends it out.
End Of The Over 10 : 29/2
3 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 19.3
  • 19.4
  • W9.5
  • 19.6
M. Lanning
12 (27)
E. Perry
0 (0)
P. Vastrakar
3-0-9-1
9.6
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Full and on the pads, Lanning flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
Ellyse Perry comes in at number 4.
9.5
W
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Pooja Vastrakar strikes for India Women! She bangs a short ball, on middle. Beth Mooney looks to pull but can't get on top of the bounce. The ball goes off the top edge and skies up towards deep square leg. Rajeshwari Gayakwad runs ahead and grabs the catch with both hands. Australia Women lose their second wicket and Beth Mooney will have to walk back to the pavilion.
9.4
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Fuller in length, outside off. Lanning drives it to sweeper cover for one.
9.3
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
On the pads, Mooney tucks it to deep square leg for a run.
9.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Short ball, on off. Mooney watches the ball and lets it sail through.
9.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Length ball, around off. Mooney prods and drives it to mid off.
End Of The Over 9 : 26/1
4 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
M. Lanning
10 (25)
B. Mooney
10 (24)
J. Goswami
5-1-8-1
8.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
On a length, outside off. Lanning punches it towards covers.
8.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Ohhh! That one keeps a bit low! Length ball on middle, Lanning does well to bring her bat down in time.
8.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
On a good length on off, blocked out.
8.3
4
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
FOUR! That's a lovely shot! Full and outside off, Meg Lanning lunges forward and steers it through backward point for a boundary.
8.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Length ball, outside off. Left alone.
8.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Good-length ball on middle, nipping back in. Lanning blocks it out with a dead bat.
End Of The Over 8 : 22/1
2 Runs
  • 07.1
  • 07.2
  • 17.3
  • 07.4
  • 17.5
  • 07.6
B. Mooney
10 (24)
M. Lanning
6 (19)
P. Vastrakar
2-0-6-0
7.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Good-length ball, around off. Mooney pushes it to mid off.
7.5
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
On off, Lanning pushes it towards covers and takes a single.
7.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Meg Lanning
Good-length ball on middle, defended towards covers.
7.3
1
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Fuller in length, on off. Mooney steps out and drives it towards covers for a single.
7.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Short of a length, outside off. Mooney leaves it for the keeper to collect.
7.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Full and outside off, Mooney shoulders arms to that one.
End Of The Over 7 : 20/1
0 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
M. Lanning
5 (17)
B. Mooney
9 (20)
J. Goswami
4-1-4-1
6.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Outside off, Lanning lets it sail through.
6.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Length ball on off, jagging back in. Lanning looks to push it on the off side but inside-edges it onto the pads. Goswami pleads the umpire for an LBW but there was a clear inside edge there.
6.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
On a good length on off, Lanning covers the line and defends it out.
6.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Good-length ball, on off. Lanning puts a stride forward and looks to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge towards first slip.
6.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Good-length ball on middle, blocked right under eyes.
6.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
On a length, on middle, Lanning nudges it to mid on.
End Of The Over 6 : 20/1
4 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
B. Mooney
9 (20)
M. Lanning
5 (11)
P. Vastrakar
1-0-4-0
5.6
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Full and outside off, Mooney defends it back down the track.
5.5
4
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
FOUR! What a shot! Length ball, outside off. Beth Mooney leans and creams it through covers for a boundary.
5.4
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Good-length ball around off, Mooney looks to drive but gets beaten on the outside edge.
5.3
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Good-length ball, outside off. Mooney leaves it alone.
5.2
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Full again, outside off. Pushed to mid off.
5.1
0
Pooja Vastrakar To Beth Mooney
Fuller in length, outside off. Mooney pushes it to mid off.
Here comes the first change. Pooja Vastrakar comes in to replace Meghna Singh.
End Of The Over 5 : 16/1
2 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 04.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 24.5
  • 04.6
M. Lanning
5 (11)
B. Mooney
5 (14)
J. Goswami
3-0-4-1
4.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Well bowled and well kept out by Lanning. On off and nips back in off the surface, keeping a bit low. Lanning gets her bat right behind the line.
4.5
2
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Good-length ball, around off and Lanning taps it off the back foot through point. She picks up a brace.
4.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Pitched up, outside off. Lanning shoulders arms.
4.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Right on the money from Goswami. On a length, on off and nipping back in off the surface. Lanning defends it out well.
4.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
A length ball, outside off and Lanning leaves this one alone.
4.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Back of a length, on middle and angling into the body. Lanning dabs it down on the leg side.
End Of The Over 4 : 14/1
6 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 03.3
  • 33.4
  • 03.5
  • 23.6
B. Mooney
5 (14)
M. Lanning
3 (5)
M. Singh
2-0-12-0
3.6
2
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
Good-length ball, around off and Beth Mooney taps it through cover-point for a brace.
3.5
0
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
On off and blocked out by Mooney.
3.4
3
Meghna Singh To Meg Lanning
Full and wide, Lanning leans into her cover drive and pierces the off side field. The fielder cuts it out and they come back for the third. Good running.
3.3
0
Meghna Singh To Meg Lanning
JAFFA! In that channel around off and just moves away late. Lanning looks to block but the ball zips past the outside edge.
3.2
1
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
Back of a length, on middle and leg. Mooney hops and tucks it behind square on the leg side for one.
3.1
0
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
Attempted short ball, down the leg side. Mooney ducks under it.
End Of The Over 3 : 8/1
1 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 12.2
  • W2.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
M. Lanning
0 (3)
B. Mooney
2 (10)
J. Goswami
2-0-2-1
2.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
A length ball, on off and this one keeps a bit low as well. Lanning plays it to mid off.
2.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Length ball, shaping away, outside off. Meg Lanning lets it sail through.
2.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Meg Lanning
Good-length ball, outside off. Meg Lanning shoulders arms.
Meg Lanning walks out to bat at No.3.
2.3
W
Jhulan Goswami To Alyssa Healy OUT!
OUT! Dragged on! The experienced Jhulan Goswami strikes early yet again. A good-length ball, outside off. Alyssa Healy goes after it. Healy doesn't move her feet and looks to cut away from her body. The ball keeps a bit low and takes the bottom edge onto the off stump. Healy can't believe it and India Women are ecstatic.
2.2
1
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
Full and outside off, driven towards cover for a single.
2.1
0
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
Back of a length, on leg stump. Mooney looks to tuck it away but gets squared up. The ball goes off the glove and towards the off side.
End Of The Over 2 : 7/0
6 Runs
  • 41.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 11.5
  • 01.6
A. Healy
6 (4)
B. Mooney
1 (8)
M. Singh
1-0-6-0
1.6
0
Meghna Singh To Alyssa Healy
Beaten! On a good-length, around off and this one shapes away nicely. Healy has a poke at it but gets beaten on the outside edge.
1.5
1
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
Pitched up, on off and Mooney drives it to wide mid off. Mooney is off the mark with the single.
1.4
0
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
Another length ball, on middle and nipping back in. Mooney blocks it out.
1.3
0
Meghna Singh To Beth Mooney
On middle and shaping back in. Mooney nudges it to short mid-wicket.
1.2
1
Meghna Singh To Alyssa Healy
Fullish ball, around off and shaping away. Healy drives it through covers for a single.
1.1
4
Meghna Singh To Alyssa Healy
FOUR! On a good length and Alyssa Healy whacks it into the deep mid-wicket fence for a boundary.
Meghna Singh to bowl from the opposite end.
End Of The Over 1 : 1/0
1 Runs
  • 10.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
B. Mooney
0 (5)
A. Healy
1 (1)
J. Goswami
1-0-1-0
0.6
0
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
A length ball, on off and going across the left-hander. Beth Mooney gets squared up and gets beaten yet again.
0.5
0
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
Beauty! Pitched up, around off and just angling away. Mooney pokes at it and gets beaten on the outside edge.
0.4
0
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
A length ball, on off and Mooney defends it out.
0.3
0
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
In that channel around off and Beth Mooney makes an assured leave.
0.2
0
Jhulan Goswami To Beth Mooney
Very full, on middle. Mooney pushes it to mid on.
0.1
1
Jhulan Goswami To Alyssa Healy
Goswami starts off with a good-length ball, on off. Alyssa Healy taps it to cover-point and sets off for a quick single. Healy and Australia Women are off the mark.
Match Info
  • Venue Carrara Oval, Carrara
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Australia Womenwon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Australia Women drew with India Women
  • Player of the Match Smriti Mandhana
  • Umpire Claire Polosak (AUS), Phillip Gillespie (AUS) and Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
  • Referee Bob Stratford (AUS)
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Stats
PlayerRunsAvg.
Smriti Mandhana IN-W15879.00
Shafali Verma IN-W8341.50
Punam Raut IN-W7777.00
Deepti Sharma IN-W6969.00
Ellyse Perry AU-W69-
PlayerWicketsEco.
Pooja Vastrakar IN-W42.32
Jhulan Goswami IN-W31.46
Sophie Molineux AU-W32.26
Deepti Sharma IN-W22.25
Stella Campbell AU-W23.66

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