A 15-ball 36 not out, in a complete of 172 for 5, would usually be a match-winning innings in a Girls’s T20I. Not in opposition to Australia — Deepti Sharma and India discovered on Friday evening on the D.Y. Patil Stadium. And particularly not when Beth Mooney bats for Australia.
After India’s complete nine-wicket defeat, Deepti conceded India’s fielding might have been higher. No person would argue together with her on that time.
“We bowled some loose balls, too,” she stated. “There was dew after seven or eight overs but that cannot be an excuse.’
About her current role as a finisher, the off-spinning all-rounder said she had been working on her batting, before the Commonwealth Games and the on-going series. “Those practice sessions have helped me,” she stated. “When I go out to bat, usually a few overs are left, so I try to make as many runs as I can.”
Deepti praised leg-spinning all-rounder Devika Vaidya, who was making her comeback to the Indian T20I group after a niche of eight years, and debutant left-arm seamer S. Anjali. Devika gave wonderful help to Deepti and Richa Ghosh, who had additionally gone after the Aussie bowlers.
“Devika did well and it is not easy when you are coming back to the team after eight years,” she stated. “Anjali bowls good in-swingers with pace.”
India’s bowlers must give you a greater present within the second T20I, which might be performed on the identical venue on Sunday. And they might wish to take the wicket of Mooney early.
The world’s No. 1 T20I batter, who had been battling a abdomen ailment on Friday, stated Australia’s profitable chase of an enormous whole indicated a change in panorama of the sport. “Chasing 170 or trying to get ten an over three or four years ago seemed almost unattainable,” she stated.
Match begins at 7 p.m.