New Delhi. The Indian women’s cricket team had to face defeat in the second consecutive match of the three-match ODI series against Australia. Even wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh’s explosive inning of 96 runs could not help the team win. After winning the toss and batting first, the Australian team scored 258 runs for 8 wickets. The Indian team failed to achieve this target and could score only 255 runs at the loss of 8 wickets. By winning the match by 3 runs, the visiting team took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
Richa Ghosh’s innings was useless
From India’s side, young wicketkeeper batsman Richa Ghosh kept the team in the match by playing a brilliant inning of 96 runs. Coming close to her first ODI century, she missed completing it by just 4 runs. This batsman played this innings hitting 13 fours in 117 balls. For India, Jemimah Rodriguez played an inning of 44 runs while opener Smriti Mandhana scored 34 runs.
Taking full advantage of the dry and turning pitch, Deepti took five wickets for 38 runs in 10 overs but her brilliant bowling could not be beneficial due to the poor fielding of the host team. Deepti achieved the feat of taking five wickets for the second time in her career by taking the wickets of Ellyse Perry (50 runs), Beth Mooney (10 runs), Tahlia McGrath (24 runs), Georgia Wareham (22 runs) and Annabel Sutherland (23 runs). . Alana King was caught once by Deepti and once by captain Harmanpreet Kaur. In the end, Alana hit three sixes and scored unbeaten 28 runs in 17 balls, helping Australia cross 250 runs.
By the 22nd over, the Australian team was in good control, having scored 117 runs for one wicket with a partnership of 77 runs for the second wicket between Perry and Phoebe Litchfield (63 runs, 98 balls, six fours). But as soon as Harmanpreet put Deepti on bowling, the tables seemed to turn in India’s favor as this senior spinner did wonders as soon as she came.
Name of series Australia
Australia had won by 6 wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series against India. In the second ODI, the Kangaroo team won the series by 3 runs and won a thrilling victory. Now the last match of this series will be played on 2 January. The Indian team would like to save its honor by winning this match.
Tags: India vs Australia, Jemimah Rodrigues, Richa Ghosh, smriti mandhana
FIRST PUBLISHED: December 30, 2023, 21:22 IST