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Ladies’s T20I: India hand Australia first lack of 2022 after thrilling tremendous over 


NAVI MUMBAI: Smriti Mandhana sizzled in regulation time in addition to the tremendous over to script a well-known win for India towards the mighty Australia in a high-scoring second girls’s T20 Worldwide right here on Sunday.

Tahlia McGrath (70 not out off 51) and Beth Mooney (82 not out off 54) tore into the Indian bowling assault with their belligerent knocks to energy Australia 187 for one after the guests have been requested to bat.

In entrance of a packed D Y Patil Stadium, India have been in a position to take the match proper right down to the wire after a whirlwind 76-run opening wicket stand between Mandhana (79 off 49) and Shafali Verma (34 0ff 23). 

India wanted 14 off the final over bowled by Megan Schutt and Devika Vaidya managed to seek out two fours to achieve 187 for five and tie the sport, forcing the sport into the Tremendous Over.

The house staff placed on 20 runs within the tremendous over bowled by Heather Graham, because of a six and 4 from Mandhana after Richa Ghosh smashed the primary ball for a most. Renuka Thakur was in a position to defend that complete underneath excessive stress after eliminating Alyssa Healy, handing Australia their first lack of the 12 months.

The thrilling end meant that Indian girls lastly ended up on the suitable aspect of the end in a tense end. It was additionally the primary time that India featured in a sport that was stretched to the tremendous over. With India’s win, the five-match sequence is levelled 1-1.

Earlier within the run chase, Mandhana modified gears after the autumn of Shafali who was caught at further cowl off leg spinner Alana King. Mandhana then shared a 61-run stand with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur who struggled for 22-ball 21. Mandhana’s off aspect play was a deal with to look at as normal however she bought the majority of the runs over the midwicket area. She dispatched a full toss from King over deep mid wicket for a most earlier than slog-sweeping her for a 4 to convey her half century. Her chic knock introduced the equation right down to 55 runs off the final 30 balls. After hitting a flat straight six off Sutherland within the seventeenth over, Mandhana fell to an avoidable shot. When she was executing her strokes in entrance of the wicket completely, she walked throughout the stumps for a paddle stroke and ended up disturbing her stumps.

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Richa Ghosh got here and hit a barrage of sixes, three to be exact, to stun the opposition and diminished the equation to a really gettable 18 off 12 balls.

After asking Australia to bat contemplating the dew issue, Indian bowlers weren’t in a position to put any type of stress on the rampaging guests. McGrath and opener Mooney shared an entertaining 158-run stand off 99 balls for his or her second successive 100-plus stand. The partnership was highest ever for Australia for any wicket in T20s.

Just like the sequence opener, the hosts have been in a position to take just one wicket within the innings. Alyssa Healy (25 off 15) was the only batter to be dismissed when she was caught at backward level off spinner Deepti Sharma. Barring Deepti, all the opposite bowlers have been taken to the cleaners by McGrath and Mooney.

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Left-hander Mooney collected 13 fours whereas McGrath smashed 10 fours and a six. Whereas Mooney was extra standard in her stroke making, McGrath used the lengthy deal with properly.

They scored boundaries at will, making the Indian assault look toothless.

Australia skipper Healy seemed in menacing contact as properly earlier than getting out towards the run of play.

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