Australia women triumphs over India in the second T20

Shubham Singh
09 Oct 2021
16:10
Australia women triumphs over India in the second T20

Australian women won the multi-format series and have taken an unassailable 9-5 points edge in the series. The team won the second T20 in another hotly contested battle, also taking a one-nil lead with a match to go. Batting first, India made 118 runs and Australia hunted it down in the last over.

India’s in-form top-order finally failed to start well and Vlaeminck along with Molineux struck thrice when India had just reached 24; last innings’ top-scorer Jemimah fell after compiling just 7. Harmanpreet Kaur once again looked in superb touch, making 28 off just 20 balls, but fell to Wareham who had her stumped by Healy. Then India had another collapse with the score reaching nine for 91. However, Pooja Vastrakar showed her batting power and top-scored with 37 runs off 36 balls, striking three fours and two sixes.

In Australia’s reply, Shikha Pandey had Alyssa Healy bowled off a lovely incoming delivery at just four runs. Meg Lanning fell to Gayakwad when the score reached 35. Then Gardner and Perry fell to Kaur and Sharma soon after. When Beth Mooney fell after making 35 runs, Australia had reached 71 for five. This is when Tahlia McGrath came to the crease.

With Nicole Carey falling at the score of 94, Australia needed 25 off 20 balls and then after two dots, the required rate climbed up to 8.3. Here Tahlia McGrath continued her exceptional form with the bat and boundaries while also running hard between the wickets. Wareham also contributed two boundaries and a huge 18th over led Australia to victory as the team collected 19 runs in eight balls. McGrath got the Player of the Match honors for her 42 runs off 33 balls. Rajeshwari Gayakwad had the most outstanding figures of the match, clinching three wickets for 21 runs.

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