Mithali Raj was struck on the helmet by a brutal bouncer from Ellyse Perry within the 1st ODI.© Twitter
Mithali Raj achieved yet one more milestone on Tuesday as she accomplished 20,000 profession runs with a gritty half-century throughout the 1st ODI between India Women and Australia Women at Harrup Park, Mackay in Queensland. Mithali’s knock was essential to India’s trigger with most different batters unable to transform their begins. Early on in her innings, the Indian captain copped a “big hit” to the helmet off a ferocious Ellyse Perry bouncer however she battled on, happening to achieve a 59th ODI fifty to assist India publish 225/8 of their 50 overs.
In the fifteenth over of India’s innings with Mithali batting on 11, Perry pitched one brief to to the India’s batting star. Mithali tried to sway away from the bouncer but it surely was well-directed and got here rapidly at her.
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Australia gained the toss and put India into bat. The Indians bought off to a flyer courtesy Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana however each fell in fast succession.
Yastika Bhatia and Mithali steadied the ship for India, placing on a 77-run partnership for the third wicket. Yastika fell to Darcie Brown within the twenty seventh over whereas Deepti Sharma might solely handle 9 runs earlier than she too was despatched packing.
Mithali fought on and notched up one other half-century however she was foxed by spinner Sophie Molineux for 61, leaving India in a spot of trouble at 166 for 5.
Hannah Darlington picked up the subsequent two wickets with India in large bother. But cameos from Richa Ghosh (32 not out off 29 balls) and Jhulan Goswami (20 off 24 balls) helped India attain a decent whole of 225.
Australia, although, made a mockery of the chase with openers Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy including 126 runs for the primary wicket.
Healy was dismissed for a run-a-ball 77, Haynes smashed an unbeaten 93 whereas captain Meg Lanning was not out on 53 because the hosts chased down the goal in simply 41 overs to take a 1-0 lead within the three-match ODI collection.
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