India vs Australia, Women's Cricket World Cup: Ind log historic win against Aus, march into the final courtesy 36-run triumph today. Oz women were all out for 245 runs in 40.1 overs. The match was reduced to 42-overs. For India, Harmanpreet Kaur starred by scoring a mammoth 171 runs, setting up the Indian win.
After securing the place in the semi-final by beating New Zealand in the last group match, the Indian women’s cricket team took on the strong Australian side in the second semi-final of the tournament today and systematically reduced them to a sorry state. The six-time world champion Australia had been clinical throughout the tournament with just one loss to its name. On the other hand, India has seen both bright and dull days. Mithali Raj and Co produced some exceptional performances but failed at crucial points. Even the Indian skipper accepted that her team would have to do something exceptional to win the match. Earlier in the tournament, Australia had defeated India by 8 wickets, chasing a target of 227 with just two wickets lost. Raj starred in that clash, but she knew India must up its game on Thursday if it has to dethrone the current World Champion and that is exactly what they did right from the point of winning the toss. India ultimately stunned the defending champions Australia by 36 runs to set up the ICC Women World Cup title clash with England. India will take on hosts England in the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 on Sunday.
Here are India vs Australia ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 Live cricket score updates:
Here are the Playing XI of India Women vs Australia Women match:
Playing XI Australia – Meg Lanning (captain), Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani and Amanda-Jade Wellington.
Playing XI India – Mithali Raj (captain), Ekta Bisht, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Jhulan Goswami, Mansi Joshi, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Mona Meshram, Shikha Pandey, Poonam, Nuzhat Parween, Poonam Raut, Deepti Sharma and Sushma Verma.