India Women vs Australia Women, T20 World Cup: Poonam Yadav fires India to 17-run win
India vs Australia, women’s T20 World Cup: Follow highlights of India women vs Australia women T20 world cup match at Sydney.Updated: Feb 21, 2020, 16:51 IST
IND W vs AUS W , Women’s T20 World Cup: Poonam Yadav ended the match with outstanding figures of 4/19 as India started their campaign with a 17-run win over Australia. Shikha Pandey scalped three wickets while Rajeshwari Gayakwad scalped one. Earlier, Deepti Sharma scored an unbeaten 49 to take India to 132 for 4 in the first match of the Women’s World Cup between IND W and AUS W. This after Shafali Verma gave India a flying start as she hit Megan Schutt for four boundaries in an over. But Jesse Jonassen and Ellyse Perry struck quick blows to deflate a great start. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur failed to get off to a good start in the tournament. Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma took India past the 100-run mark.Full scorecard
India vs Australia, women’s T20 World Cup highlights:
16:40 hrs: India win! Megan Schutt is the last batter to be dismissed as she is run-out. With that, India have begun their campaign with an impressive 17-run victory. Poonam Yadav was the star of the show for India as she ended with 4/19 and turned the match on its head after Alyssa Healy’s fine half-century.
16:35 hrs: OUT! Shikha Pandey picks a wicket on the first all off the last over as Ashleigh Gardner top-edged a full toss and the bowler complete the catch herself. India one wicket away from win. Aus need 20 off 4.
16:30 hrs: Run-out! India have picked their eight wicket of the innings as Delissa Kimmince is run-out by Jemimah Rodrigues. An excellent throw from the mid wicket ropes get rid of Kimmince at non-striker’s end. Australia need 21 off the last over and they have two wickets in hand.
16:25 hrs: Decision overturned! Poonam Yadav thought she had picked her fifth wicket of the innings but Ashleigh Gardner’s dismissal was overturned after the ball bounced twice before hitting the stumps. Yadav finishes with outstanding figures of 4/19.
16:21 hrs: OUT! Shikha Pandey picks her second wicket of the innings as she gets rid of Annabel Sutherland for 2. She gets comprehensively stumped by Taniya Bhatia. Australia are seven down now.
16:18 hrs: Huge hit! Ashleigh Gardner comes down the track and hits Gayakwad for a huge six over long on. With that Australia have crossed the 100-run mark and now need 33 off 24 deliveries.
16:13 hrs: Expensive over from Arundhati Reddy as she concedes 9 runs against the run of play. Gardner hits a boundary on the first ball and then batted comfortably in the over.
16:08 hrs: OUT! Poonam Yadav has picked her fourth wicket of the innings as she gets rid of Jess Jonassen for 2. Keeper Bhatia this time holds on to the catch as Australia lose their sixth wicket of the innings.
16:04 hrs: Hat-trick chance wasted! Yadav did well to produce and outside edge off Jess Jonassen but keeper Taniya Bhatia dropped an easy chance. Yadav couldn’t believe her luck.
16:00 hrs: OUT! Yadav is now on a hat-trick as she cleans up Ellyse Perry with a brilliant googly. Australia have lost their fifth wicket of the innings and in a big spot of bother now.
15:58 hrs: OUT! Poonam Yadav has done the trick for India once again as she gets rid of Rachael Haynes for 7. She came dancing out of the crease but missed the ball and was comprehensively stumped.
15:55 hrs: Good over from Reddy as she conceded just four singles off it. Australia have now been put under some pressure due to the loss of couple of quick wickets. Two new batsmen are at the crease now for the hosts.
15:50 hrs: Fifty and Out! Alyssa Healy hit a huge six off Poonam Yadav to bring up her half-century. But she hit the next delivery into the hands of bowler to be dismissed for 51. Australia have lost their third wicket.
15:45 hrs: Second wicket for India! Rajeshwari Gayakwad picks his first wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Meg Lanning. The right-hander came down the track but edged the ball into hands of keeper. Lanning departs for 5
15:40 hrs: 4,4,4! Healy tore apart Arundhati Reddy in the eight over as Australia go past the 50-run mark with ease. Three boundaries helped Australia rake in 15 runs from the over. Healy also moves into 40s with that spell of power hitting.
15:35 hrs: Run out chance! India almost picked up their second wicket of the innings as a good throw from short third man fielder had Healy struggling. A direct hit would surely have resulted in a wicket but the opener survived.
15:30 hrs:First wicket of the innings for India as Shikhar Pandey gets rid of Beth Mooney. The southpaw hits the ball into the hands of Rajeshwari Gayakwad at point. India need couple of more wickets here to put pressure back on Australia.
15:25 hrs: Third four of the innings for Healy as he hits Shikha Pandey over the umpire’s head for a boundary. 6 runs came from that over from Pandey as Australia continue their good start in the chase.
15:20 hrs: India need to break this partnership as Australia are flying away with the chase at the moment. Healy is doing the hitting while Mooney is content with giving the strike back to her partner.
15:14 hrs: Mandhana injury! Smriti Mandhana has walked off the field with a shoulder injury. She dived to save the ball from crossing over the ropes, managed to do that successfully but rammed her shoulders with the advertising hoardings.
15:10 hrs: The Australian innings begins and Healy and Mooney have taken 5 runs from Deepti Sharma’s first over.
14:54 hrs Deepti Sharma stays unbeaten on 49 and guides India to a fairly decent score. Australia has a lot of power hitters in their team so Indian bowlers will have to be on the mark
14:50 hrs The big shots are not coming for India, Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy are trying their best but thr Australia bowlers are bowling to their field.
14:43 hrs Schutt has come back and bowled a good over so far. Kept it down to three singles off the first four balls.
14:39 hrs Jonassen ers in line again Deepti gets another boundary. India need these runs, they are invaluable
14:38 hrs Deepti Sharma has decided the time has come to attack. She gets boundary with asweep and follows it up with a double.
14:34 hrs 100 up! The century comes up for India - But there is a big shout for lbw against Jemimag Rodrigues. The DRS is taken but the youngster will have to go. India 100/4 after 16 overs.
14:21 hrs Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma have taken India to 76/3 after 12 overs. Some good running between the wickets by these two batswomen. Hitting boundaries is difficult and running between wickets will be crucial.
14:16 hrs FOUR! Deepti Sharma breaks the shackles, gets the much-needed boundary for India women. A flighted delivery around off stump from Gardener, Deepti bent down early for the sweep shot and connected it well to dissect the fielders in the deep.
14:14: Halfway through! India have reached 63 for 3 at the end of 10 overs against Australia. After going off to a great start Australia pegged India back with three quick wickets. Since then, Jemimah and Deepti have done a good job in rebuilding the innings.
14:07 hrs: Perry bowls a tight over! Just 2 runs from the 8th over. Australia are applying the brakes on India here. Rodrigues and Deepti are doing the rebuilding.
14:01 hrs: OUT! Harmanpreet Kaur is out stumped by Jonassen. Harmanpreet wanted to give the charge to the off-spinner but ended up missing it, Healy, behind the stumps, fumbled but luck went Australia’s way as the ball knocked the stumps down after hitting Healy’s pads. India have lost three wickets after a promising start against Australia.
13:56 hrs: OUT! Huge wicket for Australia, Ellyse Perry strikes. Shafali Verma is distraught. She went for the big one once again but this time didn’t get it anywhere near the middle of the bat and it went straight to the mid-on fielder. India have lost both their openers but a very good cameo from Verma comes to an end.
13:52 hrs: GOOD REVIEW! The decision has to be reversed and a huge sigh of relief for Jemimah Rodrigues and India. It just didn’t look out did it? An in-dipper from Perry which was sliding down, Rodrigues played all around it and the umpire raised her finger. Rodrigues went for the review and it was the right call.
13:47 hrs: OUT! Smriti Mandhana has been dismissed by Jonassen. The gamble pays off for Australia. A flighted delivery around off-stump, Mandhana goes for the big slog sweep but ends up missing it completely. The ball hit her back leg and umpire had no hesitation in raising the finger. India 41/1
13:44 hrs: Three fours in one over! Shafali Verma is on fire! Megan Schutt, the No.1 T20 bowler in the world has been taken part by the 16-year-old. A mixture of power and touch, boundaries on both sides of the wicket.16 runs from the over.
13:42 hrs: SIX! Wow what a shot from Shafali. Once again a flighted delivery by Strano, Shafali makes room and lofts it over mid-off and it sails over for the first maximum of the match.
13:40 hrs: FOUR! Shafali Verma on the act. It was an off-spin around off, the 16-year-old Shafali Verma lofts it inside out over cover. Connects it really well and collects a boundary!
13:36 hrs:FOUR! Smriti Mandhana makes Australia pay for the dropped chance. Hits back to back boundaries to get India going.
13:35 hrs: DROP! That was big chance. Perry bowls it short and Mandhana goes for her trademark pull but fails to get it from the middle of the bat. An easy catch is dropped at short mid-wicket.
13:32hrs: The first runs areon the board. Shafali Verma takes a single to get off the mark. Australia going in with spin first up. The off spin of Strand.Just 2 runs off the first over.
13:20 hrs: The national anthems are done and the players are out in the middle. Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and 16-year old Shafali Verma need to give India a big start in this opening encounter
13:08 hrs:Australia XI: Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Annabel Sutherland, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Molly Strano, Megan Schutt
India XI: Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Arundhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
13:02 hrs: Australia captain Meg Lanning has won the toss and opted to bowl first against India.
12:57 hrs:“I think every World Cup is different but I think in terms of the build up this one feels pretty special. The atmosphere already is kind of one you really want to savour,” said Australia all-rounder Ellyse Perry.
12:54 hrs: Who are you backing? Asks ICC
12:52 hrs: “If you want to win a big tournament like the World Cup, you have to come up as a team and that’s what we’re looking to do,” said India captain Harmanpreet Kaur ahead of the IND W vs AUS W T20 World Cup match.
12:48 hrs: Vlaeminck blow for Australia!The hosts were dealt a heavy blow as young pacer Tayla Vlaeminck ruled out of the tournament with a foot injury. Off-spinner Molly Strano was drafted in as her replacement.
12:40 hrs: Eyes on young guns! While the onus to put a big total will be on Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur, all eyes will be on teenagers Richa Ghosh and Shafali Verma in this World Cup.
12:35 hrs: Middle-order worry for India! India’s top order has been functioning like a well-oiled machine led by Smriti Mandhana but the middle-order is what will keep then on their toes against a strong side like Australia.
12:30 hrs: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the first match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup between defending champions India and Australia.