ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Australia Beat India By 8 Wickets and through to semifinals

Australia beat India by 8 wickets after they chased down a target of 227 runs comprehensively in the League match of the ICC Women’s World Cup on Wednesday at Bristol. Australian openers gave a solid base to the team by building a 50-run partnership however lost wickets in the middle overs.

Australia after winning the toss asked India to bat first.Indian women’s team rode on a fantastic partnership of 157 runs for the second wicket against Australia at Bristol to score runs 226 in 50 overs at the loss of 7 wickets. 

Australia got a perfect start while chasing the total as Bolton and Mooney put on 62 for the first wicket before Bolton was caught behind off Poonam Yadav for 36. Mooney (45) was second wicket to go down off a run out. Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry solid partnership helped their team in sealing a berth into semi-finals of ICC Women’s World cup 2017.

After this win, Australia stand atop the table with 10 points while India still has 8 points.

Ellyse Perry becomes the first player to score four consecutive 50-plus scores in a single edition of Women’s World Cup.

Australia and South Africa have already made it to the semi-finals of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

England beat New Zealand by 75 runs to reach Women’s World Cup semis. So, India and New Zealand’s match on Saturday will be virtual quarter-final for both the teams. 

Meg Lanning announced Player of the Match: Yeah we do enjoy batting together, we take the pressure off each other. The straps are is making sure it is going good. The management is looking after the shoulder. We need to got out there and play another tough opposition in South Africa 

Meg Lanning, Indian captain: We think it was a decent total after losing a wicket in the first couple of covers. Maybe we could have few more runs in the middle overs, but thought 227 was a decent total. Initially the ball was gripping a bit and Australian bowlers were sticking to their plans. Since I have had a long career I got to the landmark, but I have never considered to score so many runs. If we look to qualify we need to upgrade our cricket. It will be a do-or-die game for us as well as New Zealand.

 
(SCORECARD)
 
India Women 226/7 (50.0 ov)
 
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Poonam Raut c Nicole Bolton b Ellyse Perry 106 136 11 0 77.94
Smriti Mandhana c Alyssa Healy b Ashleigh Gardner 3 10 0 0 30
Mithali Raj (C) c & b Kristen Beams 69 114 4 1 60.52
Harmanpreet Kaur c Alyssa Healy b Megan Schutt 23 22 1 1 104.54
Veda Krishnamurthy run out (Megan Schutt) 0 0 0 0 0
Sushma Verma (W) b Megan Schutt 6 8 0 0 75
Jhulan Goswami b Ellyse Perry 2 3 0 0 66.66
Shikha Pandey not out 7 5 1 0 140
Deepti Sharma not out 5 2 1 0 250
Ekta Bisht

 
         
Poonam Yadav

 
         
Extras

(b – 0, w – 5, no – 0, lb – 0, penalty – 0)
5        
Total 226 (4.52 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets: 1-9 (Smriti Mandhana, 3.2 ov), 2-166 (Mithali Raj, 40.3 ov), 3-203 (Poonam Raut, 46.2 ov), 4-204 (Veda Krishnamurthy, 46.3 ov), 5-208 (Harmanpreet Kaur, 47.3 ov), 6-211 (Jhulan Goswami, 48.1 ov), 7-220 (Sushma Verma, 49.3 ov)
Bowlers O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Megan Schutt 10 0 52 2 1 0 5.2
Ashleigh Gardner 10 1 48 1 2 0 4.8
Jess Jonassen 10 1 38 0 0 0 3.8
Ellyse Perry 10 0 37 2 1 0 3.7
Kristen Beams 9 0 43 1 0 0 4.77
Elyse Villani 1 0 8 0 1 0 8
 
Australia Women 227/2 (45.1 ov)
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Nicole Bolton c Sushma Verma b Poonam Yadav 36 48 6 0 75
Beth Mooney run out (Deepti Sharma) 45 68 5 0 66.17
Meg Lanning (C) not out 76 88 7 1 86.36
Ellyse Perry not out 60 67 8 0 89.55
Elyse Villani

 
         
Alex Blackwell

 
         
Alyssa Healy (W)

 
         
Ashleigh Gardner

 
         
Jess Jonassen

 
         
Megan Schutt

 
         
Kristen Beams

 
         
Extras

(b – 0, w – 9, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)
10        
Total 227 (5.02 runs per over)
Fall of Wickets: 1-62 (Nicole Bolton, 15.4 ov), 2-103 (Beth Mooney, 22.3 ov)
Bowlers O M R WKT WD NB ECON
Jhulan Goswami 5.1 1 27 0 1 0 5.22
Deepti Sharma 10 2 44 0 0 0 4.4
Shikha Pandey 6 1 16 0 1 0 2.66
Harmanpreet Kaur 6 0 38 0 0 0 6.33
Ekta Bisht 10 1 55 0 2 0 5.5
Poonam Yadav 8 0 46 1 0 0 5.75
 

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