AUSW vs INDW: A dramatic win for Australia Women as they clinch the 2nd ODI by 5 Wickets against India
A last-ball drama unrolled as Australia Women’s winning streak is still alive – remains unbeaten for consecutive 26th ODI.
It looked like at some stage of the match that India Women will break that streak. But events changed dramatically as it turned to be last-ball decisive. And for Australia Women clinching victory from the jaws of defeat.
Australia Women won by 5 Wickets – the second One Day International of the multi-format Commonwealth Bank Series between Australia and India played Today at the Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay, Australia.
Playing XI for Australia Women
All systems go for the second ODI!
— Australian Women's Cricket Team 🏏 (@AusWomenCricket) September 24, 2021
Playing XI for India Women
Toss Update: Australia have won the toss and opted to bowl first in the 2nd ODI at Mackay.
Our XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj (c), Deepti Sharma, Richa Ghosh (wk), Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav pic.twitter.com/1LpEjNzru9
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 24, 2021
Having won the Toss – Australia decides to bowl first. India had a good opening partnership between Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma but the Indian middle order lost wickets. Smriti Mandhana’s knock of 86 off 94 deliveries was crucial and also the youngster Richa Ghosh’s 44 (50). It was in the end, Jhulan Goswami and Pooja Vastrakar – 53 Runs Partnership that puts 274/7 on board.
Meanwhile, the Aussie while chasing – got a heartbreak early on as they lost inform Alyssa Healy on a duck, bowled by Jhulan Goswami. Australia Women after that lost a few wickets – however, opener Beth Mooney was looking steady. Beth Mooney went on to score her 2nd ODI Hundred that too unbeaten – 125 of 133 deliveries. Mooney had support in the end in form of Nicola Carey.
Last Ball Drama – As Australia Women Win by 5 Wickets
However, in the end, Australia Women needed 3 runs from 1 ball and India’s experienced Jhulan Goswami was in charge she played well in the match with both bat and ball and bowls the ultimatum which Nicola Carey hits and gets caught and India celebrates thinking they have won. But it happens to be a no-ball as the third umpire looked at it and it is above the waist. Long decisions happened to clarify how many runs are needed at the end. 2 runs are needed from the last ball, Beth Mooney and Nicola Carey do it for the Aussie. That’s their 26th straight win.
With this Australia Women Team are 2-0 in the 3 Match ODI Series. The final ODI will be played on 26th September, Sunday at the Great Barrier Reef Arena in Mackay.
AUSTRALIA WIN A THRILLER!
— ICC (@ICC) September 24, 2021