Australia Women Cricket Team take Unassailable 2-0 Lead With Narrow Victory

On Saturday all-rounder Deepti Sharma took a five-wicket haul but Indian fielders failed to deliver as Australia rallied to post 258/8 in the second ODI.
Despite the spectacular performance by Deepti which saw her register figures of the 5/38, India were sloppy in the field, dropping as many as eight catches. Pooja Vastrakar, Shreyanka Patil and Sneh Rana picked a wicket each.
Opener Phoebe Litchfield (63) and Ellyse Perry (50) scored half centuries for Australia while Alana King played a vital 28-run knock towards the end. India trail the three-match series 0-1.
In the second inning, Yastika Bhatia fell in the seventh over, as she just managed to score 14 runs. Smriti Mandhana also fell for 34 runs. However, Jemimah Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh played a valuable knock of 44 and 96 runs, respectively, but it was not good enough to cross the line.
For Australia, Annabel Sutherland was the best bowler, as she picked up three wickets for just 47 runs in 10 overs, and Georgia Wareham registered a figure of 2/39 in seven overs. In the end, the Australian women won the match by three runs.


Dec 30, 2023 3:47 PM