The INDW team recently made waves after putting a brake on Australia’s ongoing dominance. The team beat the Aussies in a thriller that extended to a super over in the second T20 match.
Taglia McGrath and Beth Mooney scored a respectable 187/1 to show that the Indian team’s bowling still needs improvement. The DY Patil Stadium, however, erupted in cheers as Smriti Mandhana set a strong example for the rest of the team.
The player scored a cracking 79, with Richa Ghosh making a valuable cameo of 26 runs. In the final over, the Indian team needed 14 runs to win with, Megan Schutt on the attack. Devika Vaidya stunned everyone by getting two boundaries in the over, helping India reach 187/5.
India totally won the super over after scoring 20 runs against Heather Graham. Australia’s continued dominance came to an end as they could only muster a score of 16 in the over. Alyssa Healy was struck out in the first over by Renuka Thakur, an Indian bowler.
The official BCCI Women’s Twitter account congratulated the team for their performance in front of 47,000 cricket fans. It was Mandhana who held the reins for the team even after Shafali left the field.
The player added a 61-run partnership with Harmanpreet Kaur, helping the team reach the score. Seeing how the games have been attracting a huge spectacle, the third match is expected to be an even bigger hit. This has set betting odds at peak on almost all the top cricket betting sites.
The opening pair of McGrath and Mooney put up 158 runs off 99 balls, making it their second consecutive 100-plus stand. This partnership was Australia’s highest for any wicket in Twenty20 history.