India vs Australia, ICC Women's World T20, Match 17India vs Australia, ICC Women's World T20, Match 17: In the final test before the semifinals, India outclassed Australia in all departments as the Harmanpreet Kaur led Team India won by 49 runs to top Group B. After putting up 167/8 through Smriti Mandhana's blistering 83, the Indian spinners routed the Australian batting line-up as Radha's 2/13 and Patil's 3/15 saw off the Aussies in style. The win will surely come as a boost in their clash before the semifinals. Here's the match highlights as it happened.
Highlights, India vs Australia, ICC Women's World T20, Match 17 Live:
23.35 IST: And that's a wrap. India women (167/8) beat Australia Women (119/9) by 48 runs in Match 17 of Group B. Patil 3/15, Radha 2/13
23.31 IST: OUT! Patil removes Schutt for 4. Easy catch taken by Bhatia. AUS 118/8 in 19.1 overs
23.28 IST: SIX! Smashed by Perry! Takes a step forward and hammers that as it goes all the way. AUS 114/7 in 18.2 overs
23.24 IST: OUT! Radha removes Kimmince for 1. What a catch taken by Radha! Bowled and caught! India are just cruising away and have put on a dominating performance so far. Australia Women 105/7 in 17.4 overs
23.23 IST: OUT! Patil removes Molineux for 9. Australia Women 103/6 in 17 overs
23.18 IST: FOUR! The fielder judges the height wrong and reaches the fence. AUS 98/5 in 15.5 overs
23.15 IST: OUT! Stumped and decieved! Poonam gets her second and Haynes walks back for 8. AUS 90/5 in 15.1 overs
23.13 IST: FOUR! Back to back boundaries by Perry. Cuts that sharp through the covers and the fielder can't get to that. AUS 84/4 in 14.2 overs
23.12 IST: FOUR! AUS 80/4 in 14.1 overs
23.07 IST: 13 overs gone and Australia need 99 runs to win. The run rate has shot up to 14 and India are doing all they can to contain the two batswomen. They have to speed up matters if they are to get close.
23.00 IST: OUT! Poonam removes Gardner for 20. Australia lose their fourth wicket and India are cruising. A great delivery by Poonam and Garnder decides to take the ariel route, but falls short. Australia Women 59/4 in 10.4 overs
* Rachael Haynes comes out to bat
22.54 IST: OUT! Radha removes Lanning for 10. The skipper departs after playing the sweep shot, doesn't make a proper connection with the delivery and Veda is there to do the needfull. Australia Women 56/3 in 9.1 overs
22.51 IST: SIX! That is humongous! Smashed by Gardner to long off and goes quite the distance. AUS 54/2 in 8.2 overs
22.48 IST: India lose a review! An appeal for LBW was turned down by the umpire and Deepti did not hesitate to take the review. The ball was pitching off and missed the stumps as well.
22.41 IST: Edged and FOUR! Gardner gets lucky. Gets to outside edge and back to third man. AUS 39/2 in 5.4 overs
22.37 IST: No hat-trick for Deepti today. Meg Lanning avoids that.
22.35 IST: OUT! Deepti removes Mooney for 19. Deepti's on a hat-trick. Brilliant work by the spinner to remove the openers. Australia Women 27/2 in 4.2 overs
22.34 IST: OUT! Deepti removes Villani for 6. Australia Women 27/1 in 4.1 overs
22.32 IST: FOUR! Smashed over the covers by Mooney. Well struck. AUS 27/0 in 4 overs
22.20 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the chase. Beautifully hit by Mooney. AUS 4/0 in 0.3 overs
22.15 IST: And we're back for the chase. 168 on the board for Australia. Mooney and Villani are out to bat. Lets get started.
22.03 IST: India women 167/8 in 20 overs against Australia Women in Match 17 of Group B. Mandhana 83, Kaur 43
22.00 IST: FOUR! Smashed and that's been hammered by Deepti. IND 166/6 in 19.3 overs
21.55 IST: DROPPED! A chance missed for another wicket which involved a heavy collision between wicketkeeper Healy and Schutt. The wicketkeeper took a heavy knock through Schutt's shoulder. She is taken off the field as she seems to have suffered a concussion.
21.52 IST: OUT! Schutt removes Mandhana for 83. A fantastic innings comes to an end. India Women 154/6 in 18.1 overs
21.48 IST: FOUR! Mandhana is on fire! Smashed to deep mid-wicket. Runs continue to flow. IND 151/5 in 17.4 overs
21.47 IST: SIX! Massive and she reached 1000 runs in T20 cricket, the second fastest Indian after Mithali Raj. Brilliant shot and brilliant innings. IND 146/2 in 17.2 overs
21.42 IST: OUT! Perry removes Hemalatha for 1. Three wickets in quick succession. Veda and Hemalatha depart. India Women 136/5 in 16.2 overs
21.39 IST: OUT! That is an absolute stunner of a catch. One handed in the air. That could be the catch of the tournament. Brilliant work by Tayla. Gardner removes Veda for 3. India Women 131/4 in 15.4 overs
21.34 IST: Saved by DLS! Mandhana was on her way for an LBW untill she took a review. A relieved batswomen. It was pitching outside but the umpire had given it out.
21.29 IST: OUT! Kimmince removes Harmanpreet for 43. She once again decided to take the high shot but the change of pace sees her off. Australia can sigh a breath of relief. A fantastic innings though by the skipper. India Women 117/3 in 13.2 overs
21.27 IST: FOUR! Once again Harmanpreet decides to take the ariel route. A one bounce boundary. The fielder can't get to that as India hammer away. IND 117/2 in 13.2 overs
21.22 IST: The fifty partnership comes up for Smriti and Harmanpreet. Brillaint play by the two. Australia need to get rid of either one to take control as these two are punishing their bowlers at the moment.
21.20 IST: SIX! Massive! Up in the air and goes all the way! What a massive shot played by the skipper down the ground. Hard connection and belts that. 100 up for India as well. IND 104/2 in 11.5 overs
21.16 IST: FOUR! A risky shot but worth it by the skipper. The delivery is going for a wide but she streches and cuts that. IND 90/2 in 10.4 overs
21.12 IST: SIX! Smashed by Harmanpreet. A clean, solid shot played by the skipper. She is the leading six scorer in the tournament. IND 82/2 in 9.5 overs
21.10 IST: FOUR and FIFTY for Mandhana! Her first fifty in the tournament what a fine innings. IND 75/2 in 9.3 overs
21.09 IST: SIX! Woah! That is masive by the skipper. Chooses to take the high road and comes out with flying colours. Walztes down the pitch and hammers that deep into the stands. IND 71/2 in 9 overs
21.06 IST: FOUR! Once again the ariel route is taken by Mandhana. Lofts that straight down the ground and a one bounce boundary. She's reached 44. IND 59/2 in 8 overs
* Harmanpreet Kaur comes in to bat
20.59 IST: OUT! Kimmince removes Rodrigues for 6. Important wicket for Australia to remove the youngster early. Beautifull catch taken by Villani. India Women 49/2 in 6.3 overs
20.54 IST: FOUR! Another cracker of a shot played by the opener. IND 45/1 in 5.5 overs
20.50 IST: SIX! That's huge! Lofted and well played. She is on song at the moment.
20.50 IST: FOUR! Once again Mandhana hammers that on the front foot. IND 31/1 in 4.3 overs
20.48 IST: SIX! The first maximum of the innings and Mandhana takes the ariel route once again. On the front foot she lofts the shot beautifully and smash Mouneux on the short pitched delivery. IND 27/1 in 4.2 overs
20.45 IST: FOUR! Another cracker by Mandhana! Clears the infield with ease and smashes that down to mid-off. IND 20/1 in 3.5 over
20.42 IST: Wide and a run taken. Goes down leg side and the keeper can't get to that. IND 12/1 in 3 overs
20.40 IST: FOUR! First boundary of the innings and that has been smashed by Smriti as she backs away and finds the gap through the covers. IND 10/1 in 2.4 overs
* Jemimah Rodrigues comes in to bat
20.38 IST: OUT! India lose their first wicket and Bhatia departs for 2. Gardner gets the wicket with the same delivery. Once again mishits the shot and falls safely in the hands of Lanning. A wicket just given away. IND 5/1 in 1.5 overs
20.35 IST: High up in the air and safe. Bhatia can consider herself lucky, gets a run. IND 5/0 in 1.2 overs
20.34 IST: 2 runs off the first over. Spin has been introduced, Gardner comes into the attack.
20.32 IST: Off the mark! Taniya pushes this down to fine leg. IND 1/0 in 0.3 overs
20.28 IST: The players are done with the national anthems and it's game time. There is an overcast but hopefully it should not rain. Smriti Mandhana and Taniya Bhatia are out to open. Tayla will open the attack with the new ball. Let's get started.
20.23 IST: The players are out for the national anthems.
20.15 IST: This will be Ellyse Perry's 100th T20I match, the first Australian woman to do so.
20.09 IST: Squads
India Women Playing XI: Smriti Mandhana, Taniya Bhatia(w), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Anuja Patil, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Poonam Yadav
Australia Women Playing XI: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy(w), Meg Lanning(c), Ashleigh Gardner, Elyse Villani, Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince, Tayla Vlaeminck, Megan Schutt
20.05 IST: India have won the toss and have opted to bat against Australia. Mithali has been rested after she suffered a knock to the leg in the previous clash against Ireland while fielding. Anuja Pati comes in her place.
20.00 IST: India Women win toss, opt to bat against Australia Women in Match 17 of Group B
"India are a really good side obviously, and everyone keeps bringing up the World Cup in England where Harmanpreet smacked us all over the place."— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) November 17, 2018
Will she do it again?
Alyssa Healy and Smriti Mandhana on today's match between the two sides.
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Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today's match as India take on Australia in the ICC Women's World T20 Group B Match. The TOSS will take place at 8.00 PM IST and the match will commence from 8.30 PM IST. We will shortly get underway with the live updates so stay tuned.
India Squad: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Veda Krishnamurthy, Dayalan Hemalatha, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Taniya Bhatia(w), Mansi Joshi, Poonam Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Arundhati Reddy, Devika Vaidya
Australia Squad: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy(w), Meg Lanning(c), Ashleigh Gardner, Elyse Villani, Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry, Sophie Molineux, Delissa Kimmince, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Nicole Bolton, Tayla Vlaeminck, Nicola Carey
Brief Report: Having already qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20, India will be up for some real test when they take on a mighty Australia in an inconsequential tie at the Providence Stadium on Saturday. Both India and Australia are unbeaten so far in the tournament and despite Saturday's match being of little significance a win for the women-in-blue will put them in pretty good stead in the knockouts. (Read Full Report Here)