Published: February 11, 2020 2:10:37 pm
Their batting woes sorted, India will fancy their probabilities of claiming the women’s T20 tri-series after they face Australia in the summit clash right here on Wednesday.
After failing to fireside in unison in their first three league matches, India produced a very good batting present to document a seven-wicket win over Australia on Saturday, which took the Harmanpreet Kaur-led aspect into the ultimate. The two sides are on equal footing having received a match against one another in the double-legged league.
Senior opener Smriti Mandhana continued to be the batting bulwark together with Harmanpreet, however probably the most heartening factor was that 16-year-old Shafali Verma got here good in the final recreation against Australia.
The house aspect posted 173 for 5, courtesy a 57-ball 93 from Ashleigh Gardner and Meg Lanning’s 22-ball 37, however India overhauled the goal in 19.four overs, largely as a result of opener Shafali’s 49 off 28 balls and Mandhana’s 55 off 48 balls. After two failures, Shafali gave India a flying begin and her innings contained eight fours and a six. Her senior opening companion Mandhana, however, anchored the chase with a stable knock that comprised seven boundaries.
Jemimah Rodrigues additionally contributed with a quickfire 19-ball 30, which was studded with 5 hits to the fence, whereas Harmanpreet chipped in with a run-a-ball 20 to assist India chase down the goal.
The Indian bowlers have been doing nicely in this event with the likes Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad producing constant performances. In the penultimate league match against England, the Indian bowlers did nicely to not permit the opponents a straightforward win whereas defending a small whole.
Australia bought a lift after a straightforward win over England a day after shedding to India. They have a robust batting line-up with opener Berth Mooney amongst runs and one-down Gardner in super kind. Key gamers Lanning and Ellyse Perry have additionally been in good contact. The solely struggling batter has been the opener, Alyssa Healy.
Gardner had top-scored against India in the second league match between the 2 sides, whereas Mooney performed an enormous half in the win against England, which took the house aspect to the ultimate.
The event is a preparatory occasion for the T20 World Cup starting in Australia on February 21.
The groups (From):
India Women: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Arundhati Reddy, Harleen Deol, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Yadav.
Australia Women: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (capt), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Nicola Carey, Sophie Molineux, Erin Burns, Tayla Vlaeminck.
The match begins at 8.10 am IST.
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