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

Date: Thursday, 22 March, 2018 13:18 IST Match Status: Yet to Start
  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • FOUR! Short and wide from Dhar and Lanning cuts for a boundary to third man and that's the victory for Australia. 

  • 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.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Mumbai

    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.

  • FOUR! Haynes clears the front foot and heaves away a delivery from Dhar over mid-on and into the fence.

  • Australia Women 139/4 after 16 overs (Lanning 24, Haynes 6)

    Rodrigues comes into the attack. Five runs off the first two balls. India looking a bit out of steam. MMis-field at point and a couple conceded, when it should have been a dot. A four four off the fifth ball and 11 runs off that over. 14 runs needed off 24 balls. 

  • FOUR! Easily done by Lanning. Gets to the pitch of the ball, opens the face of the bat and threads the gap at point. 

  • Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Mumbai

    Meanwhile India has fought back well to just about keep themselves in. Rachel Haynes have walked in before Perry with Lanning still out there. India need wickets for a turnaround.

    Goswami has one over remaining, hopefully everything is okay for her to bowl.

  • Australia Women 128/4 after 15 overs (Lanning 16, Haynes 2)

    Harmanpreet Kaur into the attack. Taken for runs. Six and a four for Lanning. Kaur's gentle medium pacers had to go for runs. Not a great move to bring herself on when India are looking desperately for wickets. Big 12-run over. Australia just 25 runs away from victory. 

  • SIX! Lanning comes inside the line of the ball goes big and over fine leg for a maximum.

  • FOUR! Lanning shuffles across the stumps and swats away a delivery from Kaur to the backward square leg boundary. 

  • Australia Women 116/4 after 14 overs (Lanning 5, Haynes 2)

    Poonam Yadav sends back the free-stroking Villani. Rachael Haynes comes in and nearly gets involved in a mix-up with Lanning. A vicious googly off the last ball nearly got the better of Lanning. Four runs off that over.   

  • OUT! Poonam Yadav foxes Villani with a change in pace. The Australian batter was early in her shot and chips it back to the bowler, who jumps high to grab the catch and takes out the non-striker in her follow through too. 

    Villani c and b Poonam Yadav 39(33)

  • Australia Women 112/3 after 13 overs (Lanning 3, Villani 39)

    Goswami to bowl out. In for her 4th over. She gives India a much-needed break sending back the dangerous-looking Mooney. India have a glimmer of hope. Mooney will be cursing herself for falling just short of a well-deserved fifty. Captain Meg Lanning is the new batter in. Good running off the last ball gets Australia a couple. A good, tight over. Only four runs and a wicket in that over.    

  • OUT! Finally a wicket for India and it's Goswami again giving India the breakthrough. Mooney tries to go over mid-on but doesn't get the height. Caught.      

    Beth Mooney c Shikha Pandey b Goswami 45(32)

  • Australia Women 108/2 after 12 overs (Mooney 45, Villani 38)

    Poonam Yadav comes back into the attack. The Australians are looking totally unhurried. Five runs taken with the minimum of risks. 

  • Australia Women 103/2 after 11 overs (Mooney 43, Villani 35)

    Patil continues. Four for Mooney off the fifth ball. Comes down the pitch and goes over exra cover. Superb placement. No chance for the fielder in the deep. 100 up for Australia and they edge closer.

  • FOUR! Mooney dances down the track again and chips that delivery from Patil over extra cover and into the fence.

  • Australia Women 95/2 after 10 overs (Mooney 37, Villani 33)

    Goswami returns to the attack. Villani shuffles down the track and across the stumps and is hit on the pads. the Tania Bhatia bit untidy behind the stumps gives away an extra run. Big heave by Mooney. Misses completely. That could have easily hit the edge of her bat and either carried to the 'keeper or gone on to her stumps. The last ball is hit straight like a ramrod over the bowler's head and into the fence. Nine runs off that over and the Aussies march on. They need 58 off 60 balls now with loads of wickets in hand. Very much under control.

  • FOUR! Full from Goswami and Mooney goes dead straight back over the top.

  • Australia Women 86/2 after 9 overs (Mooney 31, Villani 32)

    Patil comes back into the attack. Three runs off the first three balls. Mooney comes down the track and swats the next ball away to long-on. Good diving stop by Patil off her own bowling prevents a run for the Australians. A single to Villani at backward square leg and that's the over.  India will have to find a way to separate this pair.

  • Australia Women 81/2 after 8 overs (Mooney 30, Villani 28)

    Rumeli Dhar into the attack. Starts off with a wide. Hit for three boundaries in that over by Villani. Half-century partnership between these two Aussie batters -  52 off 34 balls. Sixteen runs off that over. 

  • Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Mumbai

    Match slipping out of India's grasp rather quickly.

    India desperately need a wicket and they have thrown the ball to senior bowler Rumeli Dhar.

    Mooney and Villani have batted sensibly, keeping the required rate under control.

    The fans have gone quiet with the mood slowly changing.

    The next two on for Australia are captain Lanning and Perry, got to say it is their match to lose.

  • FOUR! The third boundary of the over as Villani cuts it past point utilising the width on offer. 

  • FOUR! Low full toss on Villani's legs and she helps herself. Boundary at backward square leg.

  • FOUR! A short of a length delivery from Dhar and Villani pulls over backward sqaure leg. The ball rolls over the ropes beating a diving Mandhana.

  • Australia Women 65/2 after 7 overs (Mooney 30, Villani 13)

    Poonam Yadav into the attack with her leg-breaks. Tossed up first delivery. Mooney jumps out and drives to long off for one. Mooney then employs the reverse sweep to get a boundary. The last ball from Poonam has a lot of air. Villani had to wait for ages for it to arrive. Driven for one. Eight runs off that over.    

  • FOUR! Reverse sweep from Mooney and she picks the gap at third man.

  • Australia Women 57/2 after 6 overs (Mooney 24, Villani 11)

    Patil with the next over - the last of the powerplay. A run out chance off the third delivery. A desperate dive from Mooney saves her in the end. Villani sweeps the next ball for a boundary and then a quick three runs. Very aggressive running by the Aussies. Ten off that over.  

  • FOUR! Villani shows her skills now. Sweeps the fourth delivery of Patil's over to the deep mid-wicket fence.   

  • Australia Women 47/2 after 5 overs (Mooney 22, Villani 3)

    Pandey back into the attack. Some sloppy work in the field and a poor delivery gives the Australians a couple of boundaries. There is a third boundary in the over too. A fine late cut by Mooney. Fourteen runs off that over. 

  • FOUR! Shortish slower ball and a late cut from Mooney. The ball runs away to the backward point fence.

  • FOUR! Waist-high full toss from Pandey and Mooney helps herself. Picks it up and collects a boundary at backward square leg. 

  • FOUR! Mooney drives that delivery from Pandey and a mis-field the Indians lets the slip and the ball rolls away to the boundary.  

  • Australia Women 33/2 after 4 overs (Mooney 9, Villani 2)

    Anuja Patil comes in with her off-breaks. She had played a brilliant innings with the bat, can she replicate that performance with the ball now? Round the wicket to Mooney. Fields on her own delivery and throws at Mooney's stumps. Direct hit. Mooney was just a bit lethargic to get back to her crease. This decision would go upstairs. Did she get her foot back into the crease in time? Touch and go. Mooney had almost walked off, thinking she hadn't. Replays give her some relief though. Mooney stays. Almost a catch and then a near-run out. The Australians need to compose themselves. Two runs and a lot of mayhem in that over.       

  • Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Mumbai

    How dearly did India miss the services of Jhulan Goswami. What a Rockstar she is! Keeping it the straight and simple. A senior spectator sitting next to me thinks Jhulan needs to be held back for couple of overs. Harmanpreet will be tempted to give her strike bowler one more over though.

  • Australia Women 31/2 after 3 overs (Mooney 8, Villani 1)

    Goswami continues. Two fours and a wicket. It is edge-of-the-seat stuff at the Brabourne Stadium. A sharp incoming delivery to rattle Gardner's stumps. Elyse Villani is the new batter at the crease. Australia going at 10 runs per over.  

  • OUT! Goswami does it again. Hit for two boundaries and comes back with a Jaffa to hit the middle stump again. Australia 29/2 in the 3rd over.    

    Gardner b Goswami 15(8)  

  • FOUR! Gardner goes past backward point this time. She opens the face of the bat to get the placement.

  • FOUR! Slashed by Gardner and over the cover-point. Hammered.

  • Australia Women 21/1 after 2 overs (Mooney 8, Gardner 7)

    Shikha Pandey to bowl the next over. A couple of boundaries in that over. The first a lofted shot over mid-off and the next a pull past mid-wicket. Eleven runs.          

  • Vaibhav Shah, Firstpost Correspondent in Mumbai


    Hits the top of the middle stump and the ball continues its path to the boundary, the ropes are unable to stop it either. Finally a ball boy picks it up and returns it to the third man fielder.

    Goes on to show with the pace with which she is bowling.

    More people have come in and are filling the stands for the second innings.

  • FOUR! Pulled by Mooney. And that's in the gap through mid-wicket.

  • FOUR! Full from Shikha Pandey and Gardner goes over extra cover and collects her first boundary. 

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: Mar 22, 2018

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