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2nd T20I: India hand Australia first loss of 2022 after thrilling Super Over | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian girls’s cricket group produced one in all their best performances within the T20I cricket as they handed Australia their first defeat throughout codecs in 2022.
After a lacklustre bowling efficiency within the first T20I towards Australia, India bowlers as soon as once more did not make any influence as Beth Mooney (82 not out off 54) and Tahlia McGrath (70 not out off 51) performed excellent innings to energy guests to 187/1 at DY Patil Stadium on Sunday.

India received going of their large pursuit of 188 with Smriti Mandhana main the chase from the entrance with a blistering 79. Richa Ghosh additionally got here up with a late cameo of 26 not out off 13 balls.
India wanted 14 off the final over bowled by Megan Schutt and Devika Vaidya managed to seek out two fours to succeed in 187 for five and tie the sport, forcing the sport into the Super Over.
India then set a goal of 21 within the Super Over which the Australians did not chase it down because the hosts levelled the 5-match sequence 1-1.
The dwelling group placed on 20 runs within the Super Over bowled by Heather Graham, due to a six and 4 from Mandhana after Richa Ghosh smashed the primary ball for a most.

Renuka Thakur was in a position to defend that complete underneath excessive strain after eliminating Alyssa Healy, handing Australia their first lack of the yr.
The thrilling end meant Indian girls lastly ended up on the appropriate facet of the lead to a tense end. It was additionally the primary time that India featured in a recreation that was stretched to the tremendous over.
Earlier within the run chase, Mandhana modified gears after the autumn of Shafali who was caught at additional cowl off leg spinner Alana King.
Mandhana then shared a 61-run stand with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur who struggled for 22-ball 21.

Mandhana’s off facet play was a deal with to observe as traditional however she received the majority of the runs over the midwicket area.
She dispatched a full toss from King over deep mid wicket for a most earlier than slog-sweeping her for a 4 to carry her half century. Her elegant knock introduced the equation all the way down to 55 runs off the final 30 balls.
After hitting a flat straight six off Sutherland within the seventeenth over, Mandhana fell to an avoidable shot. When she was executing her strokes in entrance of the wicket completely, she walked throughout the stumps for a paddle stroke and ended up disturbing her stumps.
Richa Ghosh got here and hit a barrage of sixes, three to be exact, to stun the opposition and decreased the equation to a really gettable 18 off 12 balls.
After asking Australia to bat contemplating the dew issue, Indian bowlers weren’t in a position to put any form of strain on the rampaging guests.
McGrath and opener Mooney shared an entertaining 158-run stand off 99 balls for his or her second successive 100-plus stand. The partnership was the best ever for Australia for any wicket in T20s.
Like the sequence opener, the hosts had been in a position to take just one wicket within the innings.
Alyssa Healy (25 off 15) was the only batter to be dismissed when she was caught at backward level off spinner Deepti Sharma.
Barring Deepti, all the opposite bowlers had been taken to the cleaners by McGrath and Mooney.
Left-hander Mooney collected 13 fours whereas McGrath smashed 10 fours and a six. While Mooney was extra standard in her stroke making, McGrath used the lengthy deal with nicely.
They scored boundaries at will, making the Indian assault look toothless.
Australia skipper Healy seemed in menacing contact as nicely earlier than getting out towards the run of play.
Australia had received the primary T20I by 9 wickets on Friday.
(With PTI Inputs)



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