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India clinch Super Over to hand Australia first loss of 2022

Australia 187 for 1 (Mooney 82*, McGrath 70*, Deepti 1-31) tied with India 187 for five (Mandhana 79, Shafali 34, Ghosh 26*, Graham 3-22)
India received the Super Over

A full home. A mammoth stand. A Super Over. A streak damaged.

A forty five,238-strong crowd on the DY Patil stadium had been handled to a contest for the ages as India handed Australia their first defeat throughout codecs this yr, in a match that went right into a Super Over.

Chasing 188 for a win, and needing 5 to win off the final ball, Devika Vaidya dug out a large yorker outdoors off previous a diving level to assist India tie the match and take the sport right into a Super Over.

Batting first within the Super Over, Richa Ghosh smashed the primary ball from debutant Heather Graham for a six however was caught off the following ball. Smriti Mandhana then hit the final three balls for 4, 6 and three to take India to twenty.

In response, Alyssa Healy hit Renuka Thakur’s first ball for 4 however Thakur eliminated Ashleigh Garnder together with her third ball. Even although Healy struck a 4 and a six off the final two balls, Australia may handle solely 16.

Earlier, what looks as if a very long time in the past, Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath had been at it as soon as once more, including 158 for the second wicket to take Australia to 187 for 1. Mandhana’s 49-ball 79 took India shut earlier than Ghosh’s unbeaten 13-ball 26 helped them degree. In the tip, the hosts gave the gang the outcome they’d have hoped for.

Healy supplies the early impetus
As a lot as the ultimate complete may recommend, Mooney did not have the most effective of begins. Her timing was off initially as she managed solely 6 off 9 balls within the powerplay. Healy, although, made up for her slowness. She cracked a 4 within the first over, bowled by Renuka, then received two within the second over and two extra within the third. Even although she fell for 25 off 15, Healy made positive Australia had simply the correct of begin.

M&M knock the wind out of India’s sails
Two batters so totally different of their methods of scoring, but so efficient. McGrath, the enforcer, who loves going on the ball laborious; Mooney, the accumulator, who appears to have a map of the sector printed in her mind. Coming collectively on the fall of Healy’s wicket with the rating on 29, their stitched collectively Australia’s highest stand in T20Is.

They ran effectively between the wickets, collected boundaries at common intervals, however the spotlight was the best way they used the crease. Both Mooney and McGrath went throughout their stumps on a number of events and had been down the monitor steadily to not let any of the Indian bowler decide on one size. They added 98 runs between overs 7 to 16 earlier than thumping 43 within the final 4. Mooney reached her fifteenth T20I half-century and McGrath her fourth, with neither giving India a sniff.

Mandhana goes on an all-out assault
Chasing 188, Mandhana began within the fifth gear, slamming Gardner for a 4 within the first over earlier than thumping Kim Garth for 3 fours within the second. She received wonderful assist from Shafali as India plundered 55 runs within the powerplay. The center overs have been India’s ache level in current occasions, however Mandhana ensured the equation by no means received out of hand. India scored 78 runs between overs 7 to fifteen, with the opener doing the majority of the scoring. She wasn’t achieved there. India wanted her within the Super Over too, and she or he delivered, once more.

Oh, my Ghosh!
There are so many issues one can obtain on the age of 19. Tonking a quick bowler for a straight six second ball in a high-pressure chase with the required fee in extra of ten just a few can handle. India wanted 46 to win off 25 balls when Ghosh walked out to bat. Harmanpreet had simply been dismissed for 21, and shortly Mandhana departed too. However, {the teenager} stored her composure. She whacked the skilled Gardner for 2 extra sixes within the 18th over to ease the stress, ran effectively within the ultimate over earlier than strolling out within the Super Over to start out off with one other most. Age, it is only a quantity.

Ashish Pant is a sub-editor with ESPNcricinfo

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