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India's women's team all out for 200 against Australia

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

A 76-run partnership for the eighth wicket saved the blushes before being bowled out for 200 against in the first One-day International of the ICC Women's Championship here today.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, lost wickets at regular intervals before the duo of (51) and Sushma Verma (41) steadied the ship with sensible batting.


This was the 18-year-old Vastrakar's maiden half century, and she laced her crucial knock with seven boundaries and a six, while Verma found the fence three times during her 71-ball innings.

The total looked a far cry when Shikha Pandey was dismissed in the 32nd over with the score reading 113 for seven. That was the time when Verma and Vastrakar joined hands to bail out of a precarious situation.

The hosts were off to a steady start with openers, Punam Raut (37) and Smriti (12), putting on 38 runs in nine overs.

However, was trapped in front of the wicket by in the first ball of the 10th over, giving the leg-spinner the first of her three wickets.

The most successful Australian bowler, though, was Jess Jonassen, who returned impressive figures of 4/30.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Raut were also dismissed in quick succession as were left struggling at 60 for three, which became 83 for four in the 23rd over. While facing 50 deliveries, Raut struck six boundaries and a six.

With falling to Alyssa Healy's work behind the stumps off Megan Schutt's bowling an over later, hosts slumped to 87 for five.

The Australians were disciplined with the ball with the spinners taking eight wickets.

Had they held on to their chances, Meg Lanning's side could have restricted the hosts to a much lower score.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 12:46 IST
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