ICC Women's World Cup, India vs Australia, highlights and cricket result: Raut's ton ends in vain as AUS win by 8 wickets

  • Meg Lanning's side has stormed into the top four after securing 4 wins in 5 games. After the loss against the hosts, the Aussies came back strongly to defeat the Indian side by 8 wickets. A day of personal milestones for Punam Raut and Mithali Raj, but the team lacked intent and energy to make it difficult for the defending champions. India take on Suzie Bates' side next on Saturday, 15 July in the winner takes it all. We will be bring you live coverage here at Firstpost, so hope see you then, until then its goodbye from all of us here.

  • Meg Lanning, Australian captain: We backed the team that played against England. I guess the bowlers bowled well today and hopefully it is the blueprint going ahead. There were no easy games coming in the tournament. If we have to go all the way there are few areas we need to focus. 

  • Mithali Raj, Indian captain: We think it was a decent total after losing a wicket in the first couple of covers. Maybe we could have few more runs in the middle overs, but thought 227 was a decent total. Initially the ball was gripping a bit and Australian bowlers were sticking to their plans. Since I have had a long career I got to the landmark, but I have never considered to score so many runs. If we look to qualify we need to upgrade our cricket. It will be a do-or-die game for us as well as New Zealand.

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer at Bristol

    A totally dominant performance from Australia, which means India now face a virtual quarter final against new Zealand in three days time. 
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Australia and South Africa have already made it to the semi-finals of ICC Women's World Cup 2017. England are playing against New Zealand currently and if they win today then they will also go through. So, India and New Zealand's match on Saturday will be virtual quarter-final for both the teams. 

  • Comprehensive victory for Australia. There was stark difference between the power between the two sides, Australia displayed why they are such a formidable side in world cricket and the familiar guard of Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry stayed till the right end of the match. India were outplayed in all departments and looked hopeless once the aussies duo got going. Mitali Raj and Co will have to pull their socks, especially in the field, against their do-or-die tie against New Zealand. 

  • Meg Lanning is the Player of the Match: Yeah we do enjoy batting together, we take the pressure off each other. The straps are is making sure it is going good. The management is looking after the shoulder. We need to got out there and play another tough opposition in South Africa 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Ellyse Perry becomes the first player to score four consecutive 50-plus scores in a single edition of Women's World Cup.
     
     

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Meg Lanning missed out on becoming the joint fastest batswoman to score 3000 runs in ODIs. 

  • Australia win by 8 wickets. Perry buries it straight down the ground to bring up the winning runs.

  • After 45 overs, Australia 223/2 ( Meg Lanning 76, Ellyse Perry 56)

    Perry muscled Yadav's paceless delivery through mid wicket for a boundary and then stepped out to a tossed delivery to hit the winning runs, but she realises the shot is not on and retracts. Sushma Verma appeals for the stumping, but in some bizzare way, Perry has managed to get her hand (PALM) back inside the crease, not bat, not foot/boot, but palm!

  • After 44 overs, Australia 218/2 ( Meg Lanning 76, Ellyse Perry 51)

    Only 3 runs off Bisht's over. She completes her quota giving away 55 runs.

  • FIFTY! Perry tucks it to fine for a couple of runs to get to her 23rd half century. Struggled in the start, but eased after the inital phase. Gutsy and a fighting knock, 4 in a row in the World Cup. Phenonemal effort.

  • After 43 overs, Australia 215/2 ( Meg Lanning 76, Ellyse Perry 48)

    Yadav has bowled a tight over, with only 4 runs off it, that too could have been avoided if not for silly overthrows. 12 runs required.

  • After 42 overs, Australia 211/2 ( Meg Lanning 73, Ellyse Perry 47)

    Kaur gave away 4 off the first 5 balls, but provides some width to Perry, who uses the crease and slams it through covers for another boundary, moves closer to her fifty.

  • After 41 overs, Australia 203/2 ( Meg Lanning 70, Ellyse Perry 42)

    Deepti Sharma bowls a touch short and Lanning goes on her backfoot and slugs it fiercely through mid wicket, a fielder in the deep had to move about 10-12 yards to stop it, but missed the ball by a couple of yards. Sharma is still managing to find some turn, she finds Perry's inside edge, which misses the stumps and Lanning forces Perry to run the third one, Verma relays the throw to the bowler's end, but Sharma doesn't collect it cleanly  and Perry dives home. Bring the 100-run partnership.

  • After 40 overs, Australia 195/2 ( Meg Lanning 65, Ellyse Perry 39)

    Australia just racing away to the target now without taking any risks, the drooped down Indian shoulders tell the story, but this has been outstanding batting by Lanning. There was no fielder back on the square leg boundary and Lanning picked her spot and swept Kaur for her sixth boundary.

  • After 39 overs, Australia 186/2 ( Meg Lanning 59, Ellyse Perry 36)

    Deepti Sharma who has been the most impressive players of them all, comes back and gets some real turn, keeps it tight but another simple piece of fielding not executed well by Mandhana. The ball slips through her at backward point and Lanning runs two.

  • After 38 overs, Australia 183/2 ( Meg Lanning 56, Ellyse Perry 36)

    A real drag down by Bisht and Perry had no problems slugging it behind square off her back foot.

  • After 37 overs, Australia 179/2 ( Meg Lanning 56, Ellyse Perry 32)

    Kaur starts after the drinks break, a little back of a length and Perry pulled to square leg, but the ball has gone through Pandey's hands and run into the boundary. Not looking good for India.

  • After 36 overs, Australia 172/2 ( Meg Lanning 55, Ellyse Perry 26)

    After a prolonged thought, Ekta Bisht is asked to bowl the 36th over and she has managed to bowl six successive dots to Meg Lanning. It is the first over of the batting power play. India need a wicket, perhaps a couple, to make a comeback or else the total won't challenge the Aussies.

  • After 35 overs, Australia 172/2 ( Meg Lanning 55, Ellyse Perry 26)

    Just a normal outing for Lanning then? She slams her 11th fifty off 55 balls. Perry takes a brace off the second ball before taking a single off the third. Wow! Lanning opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a boundary. Goswami, perhaps feeling the pressure, bowls a wide. Lanning pushes the final ball through covers for a single. 

  • After 34 overs, Australia 162/2 ( Meg Lanning 49, Ellyse Perry 23)

    Poonam Yadav is back. All too easy for the Aussies, need 65 runs off 16 overs. Perry and Lanning pick 4  comfrtable singles off the over.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the 12th fifty-plus stand between Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry in Women's ODIs - the joint third most among Australian pairs. 

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer at Bristol

    If Australia were cruising before, they are using a mode of transport that causes almost no friction now. Lanning and Perry have put on 50 in 54 balls, and suddenly, India's huff-and-puff effort to get to 226 is looking woefully inadequate. 
     
     

  • After 33 overs, Australia 158/2 ( Meg Lanning 47, Ellyse Perry 21)

    Goswami comes back to break this partnership. Good comeback over, a couple of dot balls, but cannot prevent them from taking 3 singles. 69 runs required off 102 balls.

  • After 32 overs, Australia 155/2 ( Meg Lanning 46, Ellyse Perry 19)

    Perry pulls Bisht to long leg for another boundary, Perry did struggle in the start, but loose deliveries such as these won't help the cause. Australia progressing without any trouble.

  • After 31 overs, Australia 148/2 ( Meg Lanning 45, Ellyse Perry 13)

    Bowling short and wide to Perry will be more often than not punished and Sharma drops it short and she puts it behind point.

  • After 30 overs, Australia 132/2 ( Meg Lanning 43, Ellyse Perry 7)

    Sensational shot by Lanning, she is out of her crease in a flash and looks like she checks her lofted drive, but she has place it to perfection, left of long off, with the turn, beautiful shot. How good a player, Lanning is!!? Even with her shoulder giving her trouble, she can bat with such ease, it is commendable. 

  • After 29 overs, Australia 132/2 ( Meg Lanning 37, Ellyse Perry 7)

    Excellent use of the crease from Lanning. She makes a bit of room and cuts it in front of square on the off-side. No sweeper out to cut that off.

  • After 28 overs, Australia 125/2 ( Meg Lanning 30, Ellyse Perry 7)

    Pandey bowls it full and wide and Perry has driven it past cover point for his first boundary. Nice looking shot.

  • After 27 overs, Australia 119/2 ( Meg Lanning 29, Ellyse Perry 2)

    4 runs off Bisht's over. Lanning is complete control as she rocks back and taps behind point for a couple of runs. Smart batting, Perry hasn't quite hit her straps. 

  • After 26 overs, Australia 115/2 ( Meg Lanning 26, Ellyse Perry 1)

    Perry gets her first run with as she guides it down to third man. 3 runs off the over.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Meg Lanning is joined by Ellyse Perry at the crease now and both would like to take the game away from India as soon as possible by adding a quick stand. Moreover, Ellyse Perry's last three innings in this World Cup are 70, 66, 71
     
     

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer at Bristol

    The ploy of using away going spinners against Lanning is a sound one, but it was playing straight into the hands of the left handed Beth Mooney, who was merrily proceeding to 45. It took a run out from Deepti Sharma to break that partnership. But it is a testament to India's hot and cold form in the tournament that the next ball goes for four thanks to a misfield. 
     
     

  • After 25 overs, Australia 112/2 ( Meg Lanning 24, Ellyse Perry 0)

    Bisht bowls a tight over, there was loud shout for lbw as the ball turned from the leg stump and hit Perry on the back foot. Replays showed that it was just missing the ff stump.

  • After 24 overs, Australia 111/2 ( Meg Lanning 23, Ellyse Perry 0)

    Shikha Pandey is brought back into the attack. She finishes the over with 3 singles. 

  • After 23 overs, Australia 108/2 ( Meg Lanning 20, Ellyse Perry 0)

    Two balls and two contrasting display of fielding display, first Deepti Sharma picks, turns and hit direct on the stumps to catch Mooney short of the crease and the next ball the Punam Raut overruns the ball and it goes into the boundary.

  • OUT! Deepti Sharma's direct hit has accounted for Mooney, she was off for another quick single and Sharma picking from mid wicket and shies at the stump. She departs after a well made 45. 

     Ellyse Perry in at no.4

  • After 22 overs, Australia 96/1 (Beth Mooney 44, Meg Lanning 14)

    Yadav's 5th over goes for 8 runs including a glorious cover drive by Mooney, gets forward and simply eases into the drive. 

  • After 21 overs, Australia 89/1 (Beth Mooney 37, Meg Lanning 13)

    Ekta Bisht has been brought back after going for 13 runs in her first over. Begins over the wicket and around to Lanning Mooney takes out the lap sweep, but Bisht didn't provide her with any pace. Harmanpreet Kaur hobbles off with a shoulder problem. Lanning continues to use her feet to the spinners, Sushma Verma was interested in a stumping shout but replays showed she was comftably in.

  • After 20 overs, Australia 86/1 (Beth Mooney 36, Meg Lanning 12)

    India are in a desperate need of a wicket. Which bowler is going to provide that? Another problem for them is Meg Lanning, who has looked comfortable right from the word go. There is a reason why she is so highly rated. Three singles off Poonam's 20th over. 

  • After 19 overs, Australia 83/1 (Beth Mooney 34, Meg Lanning 11)

    Deepti continues. Mooney gets off the strike on the first ball. The next five balls Lanning fails to rotate the strike. 

  • Snehal Pradhan, ex-India cricketer at Bristol

    Australia are cruising, despite having lost a wicket. Poonam Yadav, who has been the pick of the bowlers, has sent back Bolton the opener, but Lanning has come out, using her feet from almost ball one, and looking ominous.

    The difference between Australia and other sides is their plans against the spinners. Clear plan of using the feet against the spin. 

  • After 18 overs, Australia 82/1 (Beth Mooney 33, Meg Lanning 11)

    Meg Lanning has announced her arrival with a stunning six over the bowler's head. Poonam tosses up and Lanning doesn't fear coming down the wicket, she gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it straight back pass the bowler. Lanning goes down the pitch again, but doesn't time it to perfection this time, the ball bounces once before going over the long on boundary. No long off, so Lanning played the stroke without taking any major risk. 

  • After 17 overs, Australia 70/1 (Beth Mooney 32, Meg Lanning 0)

    Deepti flights the first ball and Mooney takes it on the full to hit it down the ground and mis-field from the senior pro, Jhulan Goswami, at mid off gives away another four. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Meg Lanning's batting average of 83.00 in Women's ODIs in 2017 - the highest for any player. (Min. 350 runs)

  • After 16 overs, Australia 62/1 (Beth Mooney 24, Meg Lanning 0)

    Poonam Yadav has provided India with a much needed breakthrough. Oz captain walks in at no.3.

  • The Megastar (Meg Lanning) walks in at no. 3

  • OUT! Flighted and Bolton goes for the wild slog sweep, the ball takes the under edge to Verma, looks like a faint edge, but Bolton is walking back. Poonam strikes just at the right time.

Preview: Their four-match unbeaten streak brought to a halt, India will be keen to bounce back and take a step towards securing a semi-final spot when they take on the mighty Australia in the ICC Women's World Cup on Wednesday.

India were on a rampaging run beating England, West Indies, Pakistan and Sri Lanka before South Africa disturbed their momentum with a massive 115-run win.

Similarly Australia's four-match unbeaten run was stopped by England in the previous game and they would also look to get back to winning ways.

Neither of the teams have yet qualified for the semi-finals but Australia are in a better position by virtue of a strong net run-rate. The Aussies lost to England by just three runs, while India were defeated by a huge margin.

In the previous game against South Africa, India had a great chance of sealing a semi-final berth but now they have their task cut out in the remaining round robin games against two strong teams in Australia and New Zealand.

The last match witnessed an abject batting surrender by India as they got out for a meagre 158 while chasing 274.

The game was pretty much done and dusted when India collapsed to 56 for six in the 17th over before Deepti Sharma saved the team the blushes of getting bowled out for under 100 by scoring 60 off 111 balls in the able company of number nine Jhulan Goswami, who remained unbeaten on 43.

India's record against Australia is not great with eight wins in 41 completed matches, but skipper Mithali Raj's 89 set up a five-wicket win the last time the teams met.

They would expect the likes of in-form Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut and Harmanpreet Kaur, besides Deepti and Mithali to fire in unison against the Australians.

Shikha Pandey, who came back into the side against South Africa and took three wickets for 40 runs, said her team was aware of the precarious position they were in.

"We need to pull ourselves back from the defeat. The best cricket that we can play is there, so hopefully it will come against Australia," said Pandey.

"We need to play more attacking cricket and need to plan better. Even before the World Cup started, we said that we were going to do our best and not have to depend on other teams," she added.

For Australia, tomorrow's game is a return to Bristol where England sneaked a three-run win and skipper Meg Lanning said they would have to bounce back quickly and put on a strong performance.

"Against England was not our best performance with the ball but hopefully we can learn from that pretty quickly and come back for India," said Lanning.

Teams (from):

India: Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smrti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Nuzhat Parween, Punam Raut, Deepti Sharma, Sushma Verma.

Australia: Meg Lanning (captain), Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy (wk), Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

With inputs from PTI



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4717 115
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115