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Indian Women beat Australia Women for historic series win

Talal Dar - 29-01-2016 - View: 271

The Indian team won the second T20 by 10 wickets

Indian Women beat Australia Women for historic series win

The Indian Women's Cricket Team has earned a historic series win over Australian Women's team at their home, as the tourists defeated the 3-time T20 World Champions by 10 wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) after chasing 69 runs target.

The Indian side had also won the first game 3 days back as they had chased 141 runs target for the loss of 5 wickets with 8 balls to spare. This time Indian captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to field first as the rain was expected in the match.

Australian openers Beth Mooney and Grace Harris could not do much and got out for 10 and 0 respectively. Their captain Meg Lanning played a fantastic knock and scored 49 runs off 39 balls as she hit 3 fours and 2 sixes to take her side above 100 runs.

Former Indian captain and strike bowler Jhulan Goswani and Rajeshwari Gayakwad got two wickets each. Australia could score 125/8 in 18 overs but the rain could not let them complete their 20 overs, as a result India were given 66 runs target by D/L Method.

Indians had to complete the target in just 10 overs but their openers were in great form and had an amazing match winning partnership. Captain Mithali Raj and Smirti Mandhana scored 37 and 22 respectively and had 69 runs partnership and took their team over the line with 5 balls to spare.

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