Highlights India vs Australia 1st T20I at Mumbai, Women's Tri-nation series, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 6 wickets

Highlights India vs Australia 1st T20I at Mumbai, Women's Tri-nation series, Full Cricket Score: Visitors win by 6 wickets

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13:18 (IST)

So that's it from us for now. It was not the best performance by India but hoping that they will stage a comeback in the next game against England on Sunday. We will be back with all the live scores and updates from 9 in the morning. So bye for now and see you soon. 

13:12 (IST)

Poor display by India in all departments

Another complete display of dominance by the Australians on this tour. Despite India starting well with the bat, they never put their shoulders down. Looking at how Mandhana, Mooney and Villani, batted, it goes on to show that Indian batters did not bat well on a placid wicket. 153 was always going to be difficult to defend but Indians disappointed yet again in the field, displaying silly mistake in the field. The only positive for India was Jhulan Goswami who looked at her lethal best, picking 3 for 30 and somewhat keeping India in the hunt. But it was not enough to stop India getting embarrassed yet again by 6 wickets in the first T20I. 

13:08 (IST)

Lanning, Australian captain: Mooney and Villani did a great job in the powerplay. It gave us more balance. We will be back again for a big game against England tomorrow. The momentum can be carried forward.

13:06 (IST)

Harmanpreet Kaur, India captain: Jhulan is always good with the ball, always good to play with her. We were 30 runs short. Needed to set a good target. Mandhana batted really well but there was no one else to bat with her.

13:05 (IST)

Australia Women 156/4 after 18.1 overs (Lanning 35, Haynes 12)

Dhar continues and the first deivery itself is a gift. Lanning gleefuly accepts it. Cuts it to the third man fence and that's full points in the bag for Australia. 

Australia win the first match of the tri-series by 6 wickets.

13:02 (IST)
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FOUR! Short and wide from Dhar and Lanning cuts for a boundary to third man and that's the victory for Australia. 

13:00 (IST)

Australia Women 152/4 after 18 overs (Lanning 31, Haynes 12)

Poonam Yadav to bowl the next over. Lanning wanted to win it with one stroke. Dances down the track and hits Poonam over mid-on. Four! Two runs needed. A single off the last ball. The scores are level with two overs to go.  

12:58 (IST)
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FOUR! Lanning jumps down the track to the first delivery of Poonam Yadav's over and gets a boundary at long-off. That almost carried over the ropes and sealed the game.

12:56 (IST)

Australia Women 147/4 after 17 overs (Lanning 26, Haynes 12)

Dhar returns. Bowling round the wicket. Starts off with a very wide delivery. A very poor day in the office fo0r her. Had her radar going totally wrong. Haynes gets a four at mid-on. Very harmless-looking bowling this! A couple of singles and Australia need 6 runs off 18 balls.

12:56 (IST)

Goswami is back on the field but think it is too late for her as well to make a match out of this.

The spectators are leaving Brabourne with the result all but a formality.

India Women vs Australia Women, 1st T20I, Latest Update: Dhar continues and the first deivery itself is a gift. Lanning gleefuly accepts it. Cuts it to the third man fence and that's full points in the bag for Australia.

Preview: Whitewashed by Australia in the three-match ODI rubber, the Indian women cricketers would be hoping for a reversal of fortunes when they clash with the same rivals in the lung-opener of the T20 tri-series starting in Mumbai on Thursday.

England is the third team to figure in the tournament in which all matches will be played at the Cricket Club of India's Brabourne Stadium.

The Indian women's team would take confidence from their 3-1 win against South Africa in the five-match T20 series held in the Rainbow Nation.

Captains Harmanpreet Kaur, Meg Lanning. Agencies

Captains Harmanpreet Kaur, Meg Lanning. Agencies

But having surrendered the ODI series rather tamely to Australia, it will be an uphill ask for the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side to face the same opponents, although the format is different.

With back-to-back half centuries, Smriti Mandhana was the top run-getter for Indian women during the ODI series against Australia and she would look to continue her good run.

Among others, the batting would depend largely on the experienced duo of Kaur and Mithali Raj and the two players would need to fire big against a strong Australian pace attack.

India women also possess other good batswomen like Veda Krishnamurthy and all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar, who scored a crucial 51 in the first ODI. Young Mumbai girl Jemimah Rodrigues too showed her skills when she scored a racy 42 after being asked to open the innings in third ODI.

With experienced Jhulun Goswami back in the mix, it the seam attack looks more or less settled as Shikha Pandey would look to share the burden after taking five wickets during the ODI series.

The spin department has off-spinner Deepti Sharma and leggie Poonam Yadav. The two had played a pivotal role in the team's win in South Africa and if the Aussies are to be restricted, they will have to be at their best.

On the other hand, the Aussies will be aiming to continue their form and keep the winning momentum going.

Their skipper Meg Lanning, who failed to convert her starts in the ODI series, would be hungry to get some runs under her belt.

Wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy, who scored a magnificent 133 in the final ODI at Vadodara, is among runs and poses a big threat to the Indian bowlers.

Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen too have proved to be a difficult customer for the Indians as she picked eight wickets during the ODI series. Other spinners Amanda-Jade Wellington and Ashleigh Gardner too have done well and the hosts will have to careful against them.

Teams (from):

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Veda Krishnamurthy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht, Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Rumeli Dhar, Mona Meshram.

Australia: Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Naomi Stalenberg, Elyse Villani, Amanda-Jade Wellington.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: March 22, 2018 13:26:16 IST

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