ICC Championship: Australia women wrap up ODI series in style

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Leg-spinner Wellington had another impressive outing with the ball.   -  VIJAY SONEJI

Australia beats India by 60 runs. Jess Jonassen (3 for 51) and Amanda Wellington (2 for 20) stifled india with some disciplined bowling after Nicole Bolton, Elysse Perry and Beth Mooney struck fifties to propel Australia to 287. Australia takes an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.

45 Overs: India 213/8

Vastrakar providing some late entertainment with a handful of powerful strikes. But this riposte might be a case of too little too late. India needs 76 off 30 and only a miracle can save the day for the host.

There it is. Carey snaps up Pandey and India is 197/8.

40 Overs: India 187/7

Jess Jonassen struck twice in the same over - Sushma Verma and Deepti Sharma - to thwart India's hopes of making a match out of this face-off. Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar at the crease. The end is near for the host unless there's some late twist waiting around the corner. India Women need 101 runs in 60 balls.

Sushma Verma follows suit! She's out caught and bowled as Jonassen picks up two in one over. Deepti Sharma holes out to Lanning at mid-off. Jonassen strikes with the third ball of her new spell. India 170/7.

India Women need 121 runs from 15 overs.

35 Overs: India 167/5 (TARGET 288)

Australia on top with two wickets in quick succession; leg-spinner Amanda Wellington picking up the crucial wickets of Kaur and Veda. India is in dire straits and will need to conjure something magical to win from here. Sushma Verma and Deepti Sharma at the crease.

Wicket No. 5 for Australia and India is unravelling in Vadodara. Veda Krishnamurthy, out Stumped!! India 159/5

GONE! Second consecutive failure for Kaur and Australia in front with that wicket, Wellington getting the prized scalp. India 155/4.

India Women need 143 runs from 20 overs.

30 Overs: India 145/3 (TARGET 288)

Schutt has been very disciplined with the ball; she has conceded only 10 runs from six overs. India, in the meantime, has lost three wickets but continues its pursuit of 288. The onus will be on Deepti Sharma and Harmanpreet Kaur to take the team as close to the target as possible. Kaur, who failed to deliver with the bat last time, will be eyeing a redemption today. 

25 Overs: India 123/3 (TARGET 288)

Mithali Raj stamped her class in the middle with two authoritative boundaries off loose deliveries. The first, sweetly timed cut off Perry, and the other, a slap down the ground off a full toss off Wellington. She survives a scare, when she edges one past slip to the boundary, but her stay in the middle turns out to be brief.

Perry gets her to edge a short ball through to the wicket-keeper. All that promise goes unfulfilled today. Mithali is dismissed for 15 off 14 balls. Kaur, the captain, comes to the middle.

20.3 Overs: India 99/2 (TARGET 288)

WICKET - Both openers have been dismissed now; Raut falls to off-spinner Gardner for 27. She goes for a lofted stroke after skipping down the track, but deposits the ball straight to Wellington at deep extra-cover. Momentum will be hard to generate with two new batsmen at the crease. India 99/2.

20 Overs: India 98/1 (TARGET 288)

The spinners are on and the batsmen are content milking singles. Raut has been chipping deliveries into the outfield in trademark style, gently skipping down the wicket to give herself momentum. India's run-rate is less than four per over, and hence perhaps the hint of urgency.

GONE! It's the big wicket of Mandhana and Schutt, who has been brilliant with the ball, has the breakthrough. The opener departs for 67. India 88/1.

15 Overs: India 71/0

Mandhana brought up her 8th ODI half-century with a boundary through fine leg. However, Raut is stuck in a rut at the other end. For India to chase down this total, both batters need to come good. That said, India will be mighty pleased with the start so far. Mandhana is in the zone for now - she has hammered 10 boundaries and a six!

10 Overs: India 44/0

Mandhana trying to keep up with the asking rate, having raced to 40 off 32 balls courtesy seven boundaries and a six. India women need 244 runs to win.

5 Overs: India 17/0

A sedate start from the Indian openers with Schutt bowling two consecutive maidens. Mandhana, however showed signs of aggression hammering Gardner for a boundary and a six in the same over. India will need more of those to chase down this mammoth total.

Punam Raut and Mandhana are at the crease. Punam Raut is on strike. Schutt will open the attack.

We're back!

India needs 288 to stay alive in this three-match ODI series. We'll be back with the run chase in some time. 

Nicole Bolton and Alysse Healy got Australia off to a solid start. Bolton made the most of her purple patch, striking 84 at almost run a ball before Ekta Bisht had her trapped in front. That triggered a mini collapse which saw Australia lose three wickets for 14 runs.

However that was the lone silver lining for the host as its bowlers wilted under the weight of Elysse Perry and Beth Mooney's willow. Both batters raised their respective fifties to propel Australia to a competitive 287 for nine off 50 overs. For India, Shikha Pandey and Poonam Yadav took three and two wickets respectively. 

45 Overs: Australia 244/5

Mooney and Perry switching to foot-on-the-pedal approach; Perry's monstrous strike over long-on and Mooney's pull for four clear signs of things to come if India doesn't pull up its socks. Mooney brought up her half-century with a cracking boundary through covers before reverse-sweeping one through third-man off the vey next ball. However, she was out caught and bowled off Shikha Pandey. The duo had raised 96 off just 83 deliveries. Meanwhile, Perry closing in on her fifty as well. Australia looking good for 270 plus here.

And Mooney is out! That's a huge wicket in context of the innings. Shikha Pandey rising to the occassion once again. Australia 240/5.

40 Overs: Australia 203/4

Mooney upping the ante with two consecutive boundaries off Pandey - one through cover point and the other past deep cover. She has raced to 36 off 26 deliveries. Perry and Mooney have done a fine job of repairing the damage; their partnership now worth 59 runs. Can Australia get to 270-80? It has six wickets in hand.

35 Overs: Australia 166/4

India crawling back into the contest with wickets at regular intervals. Perry and Mooney have to start from scratch and therein lies India's chance. One more wicket and the host will be in the driver's seat. Kaur has been impressive with the ball today; figures of one for 23 so far. Last five overs - 23 runs, one wicket.

Another one bites the dust. Harmanpreet Kaur gets rid of Rachael Haynes for a duck. Australia 144/4.

30 Overs: Australia 143/3

The wickets of Lanning and Bolton in quick succession should restore some parity to the proceedings. The Australian skipper threw her hands at a wide delivery only to find Punam Raut at deep cover, while Bolton was out lbw trying to sweep Bisht. Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes the two new batters in the middle.

OUT! And it's Bolton who has to go; Bisht trapping the in-form batter in front. Australia 143/3

A wicket against the run of play as Lanning departs for 24; Shikha Pandey getting the much-needed breakthrough. Australia 130/2.

Elsewhere, Vidarbha batsmen continue to pile misery on Rest of India bowlers. Wasim Jaffer (124*) and G. Satish (45) flexing their muscles after a sedate start to the day's proceedings. Vidarbha 317/2.

25 Overs: Australia 128/1

Ominous signs these for the host. Healy's wicket now seems like many a decade ago. Bolton and Lanning having no troubles whatsoever, dealing with the Indian bowlers who're leaking runs at the moment. Last five overs, 27 runs have come without the loss of a wicket. The partnership between Bolton and Lanning is already 74 off 73 balls.

20 Overs: Australia 101/1

No reprieve in sight for India as Lanning and Bolton continue to toy with the bowlers; the latter racking up her second consecutive fifty in as many balls. Australia going at 5.05 runs an over and Bolton once again the wrecker-in-chief for the visitor. Indian skipper shuffling her bowlers as the search for wickets continues!

15 Overs: Austraia 70/1

Spin from both ends seems to have done the trick for Mithali Raj - Yadav getting Healy out in her first over. The opener came down the track, only to lift the ball straight into the hands of Veda Krishnamurthy at long-off. Meanwhile, Bolton contnues to make merry in Vadodara; two back-to-back boundaries off Bisht - one behind square and another past third man - setting the tone for what is shaping up to be yet another fine innings. She's four short of another half-century. Bolton has been joind by skipper Meg Lanning.

OUT! Poonam Yadav draws first blood; Healy departs for 19. Australia 54/1.

10 Overs: Australia 47/0

Bolton has been on a hot streak in this series - a lofted shot over mid-on and a pull over mid-wicket stamping her authority early in the innings - 24 off 29 runs have come from boundaries. Healy too having her share of the spoils heaving a short of a length delivery for four. In the meantime, Deepti Sharma, right-arm medium, and Ekta Bisht, left-arm orthodox, have been introduced into the attack; Bisht starting off with a maiden.

5 Overs: Australia 26/0

With the wicket keeping low, Bolton had to crouch slightly before hammering a pull through mid-wicket to get off the mark. At the other end, Healy had no trouble driving an overpitched delivery through covers for four. The two openers combined have hit four boundaries so far. Meanwhile, Indian bowlers have been erratic - Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar giving away as many as three extras (wides) already. That said, both seamers are getting the ball to move in the air; bowling the right channel will be the key. They've been guilty of bowling too wide.

Alyssa Healy and Nicole Bolton to open the innings for Australia. Shikha Pandey to start proceedings with the new ball.

Australia Women (Playing XI): Nicole Bolton, Alyssa Healy(w), Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Jess Jonassen, Amanda Wellington, Megan Schutt

India Women (Playing XI): Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Ekta Bisht

TOSS UPDATE: India Women have won the toss and opted to field.

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