India Women beat Australia Women by 17 runs

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India Women beat Australia Women by 17 runs
India Women beat Australia Women by 17 runs

ICC Women's T20 World Cup, 2020 Match 1, Sydney

That will be it from today. India start off the World Cup with a bang as they have defeated the hosts. On Saturday, 22nd February, it will be a double-header as West Non mainstream players will take on Thailand in the primary game at 1500 Local (0700 GMT). It will be trailed by New Zealand taking on Sri Lanka at 1900 Local (1100 GMT). Till then, cheers and take care!

The Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, says that this is a great start for the team. Says that they were simply hoping to do well with the bat and put a score of around 140 on the board. Mentions that the partnership between Deepti Sharma and Jemimah Rodrigues was pivotal and that the track was on the more slow side. Credits Poonam Yadav with leading the bowling attack and the way she has recouped from the injury.

The Australian captain, Meg Lanning, says that the bowlers did an excellent job to limit the Indian batters. Adds that the batters failed tonight and lack of partnerships hurt them at last. Credits the Indian bowlers for the way they bowled. Adds that they came into this match decidedly ready and now they will assess this game and will be anticipating the following game. Ends by saying that they have to dominate their remaining matches and hope to go further in the tournament

Poonam Yadav gathers the Player of the Match award. On being asked about her recuperation, she thanks her teammates and the physios who have always encouraged and helped her. Says that the first occasion when she bowled here it was against the Australians and she wanted to do well again tonight. Says that this is the third time that she has passed up a hat-stunt but she wants to do well for the team and is pleased with her performance today.

Earlier in the game, after being asked to bat first, India managed to put on a not too bad total after great endeavors from Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma. The total could've been much greater but the Aussie bowlers pulled things back after the early assault from teenager Verma. Eventually, the total wound up being an entirely decent one as the Indians managed to keep the Aussies at bay and dominate the opening match of the tournament by defeating the authoritative World Champions, Australia. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Like India, Australia started well with the bat. Nonetheless, the introduction of Poonam Yadav saw wickets fall quickly and run-scoring getting difficult. She disturbed one and all with her flighted conveyances and finished with a 4-fer. It could've easily been a fifer with a hat-stunt but Bhatia put down a chance. In any case, that didn't inconvenience India much as they turned over the Aussies after that. Shikha Pandey was the one who expelled the primary wicket and she was phenomenal in her spell, getting 3 wickets for 14 runs.

The run chase started brilliantly for the Aussies and Healy took the attack to the opposition. She was playing brilliantly but she had to do the job alone as others around her could not contribute much. Apart from Healy's half ton and the battle from Ashleigh Gardner, none of the Aussie batters could enter the double-digit mark and it ought to be sufficient to portray the batting by the hosts.

Stunning! What a brilliant start to the tournament and it is India who beat Australia, the hosts, right now. Poonam Yadav was all over the Aussies with her flighted conveyances and her 4-fer saw them disintegrate after a great start was given by Healy