India vs Australia, Women's World Cup Highlights: Australia Beat India By 6 Wickets To Qualify For Semis
INDW vs AUSW, Women's World Cup Highlights: Australia went past some late jitters as they registered a six-wicket win against India, their fifth on the trot in this tournament, at the Eden Park in Auckland.
INDW vs AUSW, Women's World Cup Highlights: Australia went past some late jitters as they registered a six-wicket win against India, their fifth on the trot in this tournament, at the Eden Park in Auckland. After play resumed after a rain interruption, Australia lost Ellyse Perry for 28 runs and was soon followed by skipper Meg Lanning for 97 runs. However, the late fightback by Indian bowlers proved a little too late as Australia managed to overhaul the target with three balls to spare. Chasing 278 to win, Australia opener Alyssa Healy scored a remarkable fifty but was soon dismissed by Sneh Rana for 72 runs while Rachael Haynes also departed for 43 runs. Lanning continued the good work as she completed her fifty in 56 balls while Ellyse Perry also supported her well and played cautiously. (SCORECARD)
Earlier, Harmanpreet Kaur and Pooja Vastrakar propelled India's score to 277/7 after some hard-hitting towards the end of the innings against Australia. Kaur remained unbeaten on 57 while Vastrakar got out on the last ball of the innings as she scored 34 runs off 28 balls. Earlier, India got off to a poor start after being put in to bat first by skipper Meg Lanning. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma both departed with India reeling at 28/2. However, half-centuries from Yastika Bhatia (59) and Mithali Raj (68) helped India recover in the middle-overs and laid down a perfect platform for batter to hit towards the end.
India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh(w), Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Australia Women (Playing XI): Alyssa Healy(w), Rachael Haynes, Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown
Here are the Highlights of the India vs Australia Women's World Cup match from the Eden Park in Auckland
- 14:16 (IST)Australia win by 6 wickets !Despite a few wickets falling towards the death overs, Australia managed to pull off a thrilling last-over victory that gave them their fifth successive win of the tournamentIndia will be disappointed not to be able to defend 277 runs on the board
- 12:29 (IST)Australian skipper Meg Lanning is leading from the front hereAustralian captain Meg Lanning is showcasing utmost authority and control over her shot-making and is cautiously keeping the scoreboard ticking as well along with Ellyse PerryAus Women 164/2 after 30 overs - Need 114 more runs to win from 120 balls
- 11:30 (IST)Fifty - Alyssa Healy completes her 15th ODI half-centuryAustralia opener Alyssa Healy scored a remarkable fifty and got able support from Rachael Haynes as they started brilliantly in their run-chaseHealy's half-ton puts Australia in a commanding position inside the first 15 overs of the run-chaseAus Women 88/0 after 14.3 overs
- 09:55 (IST)India finish at 277/7 in 50 oversIndian batters put on a special performance towards the end as they posted 277/7 in their 50 oversMithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Yastika Bhatia and Pooja Vastrakar all added valuable runs towards the end to propel the score past the 270-run markDarcie Brown took 3/30 in 8 overs