Women’s Cricket News India crush Australia in first Twenty20

Women’s Cricket News, India crushed Australia by nine wickets in the first women’s Twenty20 and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series Get More

Jan 6, 2024 - 01:21
Jan 6, 2024 - 01:40

Women’s Cricket News India crush Australia in first Twenty20 

AUSW 141 (19.2)
INDW 145/1 (17.4)
India Women won by 9 wkts
Titas Sadhu

India discovered a new star after beating Australia by nine wickets in the first women's Twenty20 international at Navi Mumbai, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Teenage debutant Titus Sadhu's sensational 17 for four saw Australia collapse to 141 all out before Shafali Verma (64 not out) and Smriti Mandhana (54) mounted a clinical chase at the DY Patil Stadium. After a 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series, India could not have been more emphatic in blasting Australia with 14 balls to spare. Update Cricket News, Women cricket match India vs Australia , 2nd ODI

We didn't play very well tonight,” said Australia captain Alyssa Healy. “We put a lot out there with the bat and probably didn't start too well with the ball. There is a lot of work to be done for the next two matches." Women cricket match India vs Australia, 1st T20I, Live Cricket Score

Verma was dismissed twice, both back catches by Ash Gardner - a sitter for 51 and a hard one for 61 - but otherwise he and Mandhana were superb in their first-wicket stand of 137, the highest and second best of any team against Australia. By any Indian pair. Verma was aggressive and convincing from the start while Mandhana took 12 balls to get off the mark before progressing. Women cricket match India vs Australia, 2nd T20I, Live Cricket Score

India were given a huge headstart in their reply when the off-target Darcy Brown conceded 14 runs - all extras - in the first over.

Later Tahlia McGrath gave away 24 runs in her second over, including seven wides as Australia showed off colours. Australia's only moment of joy on the field came when Mandhana, needing five runs to win, sensationally lifted leg-spinner Georgia Wareham and slog-swept McGrath with one hand to end it with only a six. On the long rope. Women cricket match India vs Australia , 3rd T20I, Live Cricket Score

Earlier, rising star Phoebe Lichfield (49) and established legend Elise Perry (37) revived Australia's innings as the 19-year-old Saint dismantled the top order. Sadhu took three huge wickets - Beth Mooney (17), McGrath (0) and Gardner (0) - 3 for 3 in her first two overs as Australia lost five wickets for four runs in 14 deliveries and ended the powerplay by four runs. 33. Women cricket India vs Australia, 2nd ODI Full Scorecard Report

Lichfield, named man of the match for the recently concluded 50-over series after scoring 260 at 86.67, led Australia's recovery but his dismissal in the 15th over resulted in a further six for 29.

India's captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, took her Women's Twenty20 International record-equalling fourth catch to dismiss Annabel Sutherland (12) for Sadhu's fourth wicket. Women cricket match India vs Australia , 2nd ODI, Live Cricket Score

Saints briefly celebrated a fifth scalp when Wareham was adjudged lbw first ball but the decision was overturned on review. Spinners Shreyanka Patil (two for 19) and Deepti Sharma (two for 24) picked up the tail.

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