ICC Women's World T20, Highlights, India vs Australia, Full Cricket Score: Harmanpreet Kaur and Co top group with 48-run win

ICC Women's World T20, Highlights, India vs Australia, Full Cricket Score: Harmanpreet Kaur and Co top group with 48-run win

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That's it for tonight. We will go to bed happily as India registered a massive win against three-time champions Australia. Smriti Mandhana's brilliant 83 and India's impressive bowling was too much for Australia to handle. Harmanpreet Kaur and Co finish their Group B campaign as the top ranked side. The losing side from upcoming Windies-England match will play India in the semi-finals and that's when we will see you again on 22 November. For now, goodnight!

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A delight to watch these girls compete and dominate

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Largest defeats for Australia Women in T20Is - by runs:

59 v NZ, Wellington, 2010
48 v India, Providence, 2018*
47 v NZ, Adelaide, 2017

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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Convincing win for India. They will be thrilled to go through to the semi-finals, unbeaten. The batters set up the win, but it was the spinners who sealed the deal. They were sharp in the field and took all their chances. After today's win, india are certainly looking like a real favourite.

Ananya Upendran, Freelance Cricket Writer

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Kaur, India captain: Both again (NZ win and AUS win), they are good teams and you have to perform well. Credit goes to the girls for the way we played today. We worked really hard, today the fielding coach must be happy with the way we fielded. We always enjoy when batting together. She played really well and that is what we are expecting from her.

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Meg Lanning: She's (Alyssa Healy) okay. Hopefully she will be back for next game. Mandhana and Kaur batted very well

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Mandhana: I got starts in the first three matches but couldn't convert it. So I just wanted to score big today. Happy it happened today. Veda insisted on the review, and thanks to her we got 20-30 runs extra. The way we bowled and fielded today was the best of the four games, but batting-wise the performance against New Zealand was better.

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Smriti Mandhana is the Player of the Match

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This is the first time that India Women have won four matches in a single Women’s World T20 tournament.

This is Australia Women’s first defeat after 12 consecutive wins in T20Is.

Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

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It's all over. India beat mighty Australia by 48 runs to finish at the top of Group B

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Latest update:It's all over. India beat mighty Australia by 48 runs to finish at the top of Group B

The ICC Women's World T20 fixture between India and Australia is being telecast on Star Sports 1 and 1 HD, Hindi 1 and Hindi 1 HD and Tamil 1. The India-Ireland live streaming will take place on Hotstar. Click here to know when and where to watch the match between India and Australia.

Preview: A confident Indian team will take on the most successful side in the history of ICC Women's World T20 in their final group match on Saturday at Providence, Guyana. With both the teams having already qualified for the knock-outs, it will be a fight to decide the group topper.

It will be India's biggest challenge so far in the tournament. The two fancied teams wasted no time in switching into top gear in the Caribbean, having convincingly won all their three matches so far, and another victory in the next round robin game would certainly be a huge morale booster.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Australia captain Meg Lanning. ICC

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Australia captain Meg Lanning. ICC

While India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur provided the best possible start to the tournament with her blazing century against New Zealand, the seasoned Mithali Raj showed there is no substitute for experience with two fine half-centuries, the knocks coming in times when the team needed them the most.

A downpour in the morning made the conditions difficult for batting against Ireland, but opener Mithali battled her way to her 17th T20I half-century helping her side put up a challenging total, anchoring the innings till the 19th over.

The spinners then rattled the Irish batswomen and ensured an easy win for India.

India cruised into the semi-finals with a 52-run defeat of Ireland at the Providence Stadium. The result meant that Group B's top-two spots were decided, with Australia being the other semifinalist. It also meant New Zealand and Pakistan were knocked out of the tournament.

The Aussies, too, have been in exceptional form. They easily saw off Pakistan in their first pool match by 52 runs, comprehensively defeated Ireland in their second by nine wickets and then beat New Zealand by 33 runs.

While Meg Lanning's side has quite a few match-winners, the name that stands out at the moment is opening batter and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy.

Her form with the bat recently has been very impressive and she has scored more runs than any of her teammates. Since the beginning of October, Alyssa has scored six half-centuries in eight innings.

Ahead of the game against Australia, the India skipper said they need to be more aggressive on the field.

Teams (from):

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy

Australia: Meg Lanning (captain), Rachael Haynes, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham, Nicola Carey.

Match starts at 8.30 pm IST.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: November 17, 2018 23:55:34 IST

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