India vs Australia Women: India declared their first innings by scoring 377 runs for the loss of eight wickets on the third day of the one-off Day-Night Test against Australia. Today Deepti Sharma played a brilliant innings of 66 runs for the team. Australia has so far scored 54 runs for the loss of 1 wicket in their first innings. Alyssa Healy is playing on 27 and captain Mag Lanning is scoring 22 runs.
Earlier yesterday, India’s stylish opener Smriti Mandhana became the first Indian woman player to score a Test century in Australia. Mandhana scored her maiden Test century off 171 balls. Mandhana scored 127 runs off 216 balls in her innings which included 22 fours and a six.
Match heading towards draw
Most of the time of this four-day Test match being played at the Carrara Oval has been affected by rain. Due to which now this match seems to be moving towards a draw. India started their second day’s play at 276 for five at the Carrara Oval today. The game ended early on the second day due to rain and bad light, making the first session of the third day long. India scored 83 runs in the first session, while the team lost the wickets of Tania Bhatia and Pooja Vastrakar during this period. Tania scored 22 runs in 75 balls while Vastrakar could only manage 13 runs. Till the dinner break, Deepti Sharma was playing on 58 runs.
Australia’s fielding was very poor
After dinner, the Indian team scored runs at a slow pace instead of collecting runs fast, due to which this Test is now seen moving towards a draw. Tania and Deepti batted for more than 28 overs for this 45-run partnership. Deepti completed her second Test half-century in 148 balls with the help of five fours. At the same time, Australia’s bowler Alice Perry took her 300th international wicket in the form of Pooja Vastrakar. India declared their innings after scoring 377 runs for the loss of 8 wickets after playing 145 overs.
Australia’s team fielded very poorly in this match and dropped seven catches. Ellyse Perry, Stella Campbell and Sophie Molyneux took two wickets each for the team.
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