AUS-W vs IND-W: Australia’s Beth Mooney dominated India to win the first T20I by 9 wickets

AUS-W vs IND-W match summary
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Australia women tour of India 2022 1st T20I Match Updates.

AUS-W vs IND-W match summary

First T20I Match Updates: For Australia, it’s as simple as it gets. They conclude the chase by running hard for two runs off the first ball of the 19th. That brings up their 100-run partnership off just 56 balls, which is also relevant. Let us look into AUS-W vs IND-W match summary in detail.

The reigning T20 World Cup champions, Australia, previously visited India in 2018, where they swept the ODI series 3-0 before winning the tri-series with England as the third team.

In the middle phase, Australia restored order when Annabel Sutherland dismissed Mandhana in the eighth over. With a 23-ball 21, Harmanpreet Kaur attempted to stabilise the innings but was out in the 12th over.

In their attempt to surpass India’s 173-run total, Australia’s captain Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney gave them a solid start. Before Healy was bowled by Devika Vaidya, the pair put up an opening partnership of 73 runs in 8.5 overs.

AUS-W vs IND-W: India’s Drop Catches that might have costed the match 

Remember, Mooney was dropped along with several other opportunities that India missed when she was on 10. The visitors were able to make the target of 173 seem easy since some of them were catching chances and some allowed Australia free runs.

AUS-W vs IND-W: Ghost full Innings by Indian women players 

After being sent in, Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma gave India a quick start, with Verma scoring 21 off 10 balls while hitting two fours and two sixes. When she mistimed Ellyse Perry’s delivery to mid-on in the fifth over, Jemimah Rodrigues was out for a six-ball duck. Despite initially having trouble timing the ball, Mandhana’s 28 off 22 helped India reach 48 for 2 at the end of the powerplay.

AUS-W vs IND-W: Deepti Sharma India’s Stand Out Player

As soon as she got going, Deepti blasted a few boundaries off Sutherland before turning the tables on Gardner in the 19th over, scoring two fours to push India over the 150-run mark.

With India scoring 170-plus, which ultimately wasn’t enough, Deepti struck four boundaries off Schutt in the penultimate over, finishing with 36 off 15 in a 40-run stand that took place off 19 balls.

AUS-W vs IND-W: Player of the match 

Beth Mooney received the man of the match award for her incredible match-winning performance. She scored an unbeaten knock of 89* from 57 balls with 16 fours at a strike rate of 156.14.

AUS-W vs IND-W: What’s Next?

India will now look to bounce back from the heavy defeat. Where they will again face Australia in the second of five T20I matches. The Second T20I is scheduled for 11th December (Sunday) at 7:00 PM IST. To stay updated with all the news updates follow Stumps and Bails for hot and latest updates in the field of cricket.

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