New Delhi: Tahila McGrath’s unbeaten 42 powered Australian women’s cricket team to a superb four-wicket win against India women’s cricket team in the Ind W vs Aus W 2nd T20 International at Carrara Oval, Queensland. With this win, Australia also clinch the multi-format series 9 points to 5 with a game to spare. Australia won the ODI series 2-1, drew the Test series and now have won 2nd T20I to win the series!
Australia captain Meg Lanning won the toss and invited the Indian team to bat first, which proved to be a great decision as the entire Indian squad could score just 118 runs in their allotted 20 overs.
Chasing 119 should have been a walk in the park for the mighty Aussies but Pandey and spinner chipped in with quick wickets to keep things tight. Australia lost their top four wickets for 46 runs. However, Tahila and Wareham took their team home by playing a cautious knock.
Meanwhile, Indian captain Harmanpreet kaur, known for her fiery batting, delivered with the ball as well and showed Ashleigh Gardner way back to the pavilion for just 1 run. Harmanpreet looked overjoyed when she picked the big wicket of Gardner. The video of Harmanpreet’s animated celebration has become viral on social media.
Harmanpreet Kaur can’t believe her luck – Gardner out cutting a short, wide delivery to point.
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) October 9, 2021
Earlier, Indian team did not have a very good start as Smriti Mandhana was dismissed after scoring just 1 run. After this, Shefali Verma (3 runs) too failed to deliver with the bat, today. Jemima Rodrigues, who had made a big impact in the first T20, was dismissed after scoring just 7 runs. Pooja Vastrakar remained unbeaten after scoring 37 runs. For Australia, Tayla Vlaeminck and Sophie Molineux bagged two wickets apiece.