Indian Women Beat Australia By 10 Wickets In Second T20I, Clinch Historic Series Win

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In a spectacular display of allround great cricket, Indian women brushed past Australia by 10 wickets in the second T20I held at MCG. With this win, Indian women’s cricket team defeated Australia in a series for the first time, at home or overseas. Powered by some terrific bowling from Jhulan Goswami, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav and Harmanpreet Kaur, India restricted Australian women to 125 for 8 wickets from 20 overs. Sharp fielding accounted for the run outs of top scorer Meg Lanning who played a classy knock of 49 and Ellyse Perry. Jhulan was the pick of the bowlers with 2 wickets for just 16 runs in her 4 overs.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29:  India players celebrate after winning the women's Twenty20 International match between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 29: India players celebrate after winning the women’s Twenty20 International match between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

While it was India’s turn to bat, opener and skipper Mithali Raj played an entertaining innings of 37 from 32 balls which was laced with 6 boundaries. Other opener Smriti Mandhana scored 22 off 24 with 3 boundaries. Rain interrupted the match in the eighth over but India were ahead of the D/L par score. Then another 2.1 overs were played and India reached the winning score of 69 for 0 wickets with 5 balls left. Jhulan Goswami was awarded the player of the match accolade. Indian women would love to replicate their performance in the remaining T20I match.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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