Update Cricket News, Women cricket match India vs Australia , 2nd ODI

Update Cricket News, Women cricket match India vs Australia , 2nd ODI, Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Date & Time: Dec 30 Details visit livecricketbd.com

Dec 30, 2023 - 11:58
Dec 30, 2023 - 14:39

Update Cricket News, Women cricket match India vs Australia , 2nd ODI

Australia absorbed Deepti Sharma's historic five-wicket haul and Richa Ghosh's batting masterclass to clinch the series against India by three runs in the second women's ODI in Mumbai.  Women cricket match India vs Australia , 3rd T20I

A flurry, butterfinger fielding display from India allowed Australia to post eight for 258, before the hosts looked well on track to finish on 255 for eight at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday (Sunday AEDT).

The win ensured Australia maintained their record of never losing a bilateral women's ODI series to India after taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match rubber. Annabel Sutherland (3-47) took all her wickets in her telling spell at the death, including a key scalp of Ghosh for 96 as India led by 4-218.

After squandering seven wickets to India, Australia's catching similarly slipped where Ghosh was given life by Phoebe Lichfield and Sutherland for 36 before his magnificent knock ended – Lichfield caught, Sutherland bowled.

Needing 22 runs in the last three overs, Sutherland took 1-3 in the 48th over and Ash Gardner took 1-3 in the 49th to dramatically put the chase out of India's reach. Tahlia McGrath dropped a soda in the 50th over to deny Sutherland a fourth wicket, reprisaling debutant Shreyanka Patil, whose last-ball four proved academic.

"All the way, we held our nerve as much as we could," said player of the match Sutherland. “It was pretty cool to finally get the chance to do it. It was nice that Midge [captain, Alyssa Healy] believed in me and I got the job done.” Women cricket match India vs Australia, 2nd T20I

After the early loss of Yastika Bhatia (14), fellow opener Smriti Mandhana, whose absence due to illness had hurt India in the series opener, produced a typically classy 34 before leg-spinner Alana King's second delivery to McGrath in the deep.

In-form Jemimah Rodriguez (44) added 88 runs for the third wicket before falling to a brilliant catch from a diving Lichfield. Ghosh was hampered by cramps but when he finally got going, so did India's hopes of leveling the series. Women cricket match India vs Australia, 1st T20I

Earlier, Sharma became the first Indian bowler to take five wickets in a women's ODI against Australia. He took a remarkable turn, taking 5-38, from 1-117 to 8-219, before the Kings' cameo 28 not out, with India's poor fielding boosting Australia's final total.  Women cricket match India vs Australia, 3rd ODI

Lichfield (63) were dismissed by Amanjot Kaur on the second ball of the match and again by Sitter Bhatia in the slip for 16 runs. He made the hosts pay, scoring 77 for the second wicket with fellow hero of the game Ellis Perry (50).

Sharma trapped Beth Mooney (10) lbw before bowling the in-form McGrath (24), while Lichfield became Patil's first ODI scalp when he got a sharp-turning off break to wicketkeeper Ghosh. Sharma then chipped Georgia Wareham (22), Mandhana, before catching and bowling Sutherland (23) off his fifth ball.

King, who overturned a first-ball lbw decision and dismissed Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur for eight, did his best to return the momentum to Australia.

The final ODI series in Mumbai on Tuesday before a three-match T20I series to conclude the tour.

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