Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Australia women defeat India by 30 runs

Ahmedabad: Australia women defeated India women in the first one day international match of the three-match series played at the Motera. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. The visitors had an 84 runs stand for the second wicket and set up a solid start for the Aussies.
Australia kept losing wickets at regular intervals after that and it was the efforts from Jodie Fields (64*) that took Australia to a respectable total of 227 runs. In reply, India had a slow start and lost their first wicket in the 12th over on a score of 35 runs. India kept losing the wickets and was always behind the eight balls. India never threatened Australia in terms of the rate they scored at. Harmanpreet Kaur played a good hand of 57 runs but her efforts went in vain as India fell short by 30 runs even after playing the full quota of 50 overs.
Brief Score:
Australia Women: 227/8 in 50 overs (Fields 64*, Lanning 45, Dhar 4-53)
India Women: 197/8 in 50 overs (Kaur 57, Raut 36, Sthalekar 2-25)