India vs Australia Day 2 HIGHLIGHTS, one-off Test: IND 376/7, leads by 157 as batters dominate AUS

IND vs AUS HIGHLIGHTS, Women’s Test Day 2: Follow the match commentary updates from Day Two of the India vs Australia Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Updated : Dec 23, 2023 10:10 IST

Pooja Vastrakar and Deepti Sharma in action.
Pooja Vastrakar and Deepti Sharma in action. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI

Pooja Vastrakar and Deepti Sharma in action. | Photo Credit: EMMANUAL YOGINI

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of Day 2 of the India vs Australia Women’s Test, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

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  • December 22, 2023 16:47
    IND 376/7 in 119 overs - STUMPS

    Stumps. Another day of domination India as Deepti Sharma (70*) and Pooja Vastrakar (33*) see off a wicketless session for the Aussies, piling on 100 runs in 38 overs. India leads by 157 runs.

  • December 22, 2023 16:43
    IND 374/7 in 118 overs

    100-run partnership between Vastrakar and Deepti - a first for the eighth wicket in Tests against Australia.

  • December 22, 2023 16:41
    IND 372/7 in 117 overs

    Vastrakar continues to employ a solid defence to see off Jonassen’s lines that curl in from outside the off-stump. Another maiden.

  • December 22, 2023 16:38
    IND 372/7 in 116 overs

    Gardner needles at the off-stump but Deepti applies her soft hands adeptly to negate the threat and keep the balls away from the wickets. 

    Umpire Anil Chaudhary brings the light meter out as the floodlights are lit up. Play continues.

  • December 22, 2023 16:32
    IND 369/7 in 114 overs

    Deepti nails another charging slog-sweep with the turn over mid-wicket for FOUR. King tosses one in full and Deepti sweeps the ball to square-leg to left the lead to 150.

  • December 22, 2023 16:17
    IND 355/7 in 110 overs

    FIFTY for Deepti and she brings it up in style with a slog-sweep off King. Runs continue to come at a steady pace as India cross the 350-run mark.

  • December 22, 2023 16:03
    IND 345/7 in 105 overs

    Deepti moves towards her half-century by stepping out and pumping King over mid-wicket for FOUR.

  • December 22, 2023 15:50
    IND 334/7 in 101 overs

    Gardner continues. Short ball onto the pads and Vastrakar swats it behind square for FOUR.

  • December 22, 2023 15:45
    IND 330/7 in 100 overs

    Vastrakar and Deepti continue to build their stand. Deepti cracks another FOUR off Sutherland through the off-side.

  • December 22, 2023 15:33
    IND 323/7 in 97 overs

    Gardner to Deepti, FOUR! Poor line, going down leg and Deepti makes the most of it by sweeping it down to fine leg.

  • December 22, 2023 15:28
    IND 319/7 in 96 overs

    Annabel Sutherland to bowl now. Five singles from the over - three for Deepti, two for Vastrakar - which takes India’s lead to three figures. 

  • December 22, 2023 15:23
    IND 314/7 in 95 overs

    Garth to Deepti! FOUR! An edge for the left handed batter which sneaks away between second slip and gully. Three more singles make it seven in the over.

  • December 22, 2023 15:13
    IND 307/7 in 94 overs

    Kim Garth replaces Jonassen. Starts the new spell with a maiden. 

    Seven runs from the next over by Cheatle. Deepti punches through cover and sees the shot fielded inside the rope for two runs. Vastrakar guides a delivery on her thigh down to fine leg for FOUR.

  • December 22, 2023 15:10
    IND 300/7 in 92 overs

    Cheatle to Vastrakar, a single with a glance to fine leg. The single gets India to 300.

  • December 22, 2023 15:05
    IND 299/7 in 91 overs

    Jess Jonassen replaces Gardner. Deepti on strike. Cuts to backward point and runs one. Vastrakar glances to deep square leg for a single. Another run from the over with Deepti punching to long on for one. The fourth single off Vastrakar’s bat with a back foot punch to long off

  • December 22, 2023 15:04
    IND 295/7 in 90 overs

    Just a single off Cheatle’s over, taken by Deepti with a push to deep cover.

  • December 22, 2023 14:57
    IND 294/7 in 89 overs

    The new ball has been taken. Although, it will still be Gardner to continue. FOUR! Crunched through point by Deepti. A single on the next. FOUR more! Now Vastrakar picks a boundary, drilled between cover and mid off. Nine from the over to take India’s lead to 75 runs.

  • December 22, 2023 14:55
    IND 285/7 in 88 overs

    Vastrakar taps a delivery outside off to cover-point for a single. Deepti pushes the final delivery in front of her with soft hands, and the pair sneaks in a cheeky single.

  • December 22, 2023 14:52
    IND 283/7 in 87 overs

    Ashleigh Gardner makes it three maidens on the bounce for Australia.

  • December 22, 2023 14:48
    IND 283/7 in 86 overs

    Just one run from McGrath’s over followed by a maiden from Gardner. 

    Lauren Cheatle is called back to bowl her fifth over who also starts without giving any run.

  • December 22, 2023 14:38
    IND 282/7 in 83 overs

    Gardner to continue. FOUR! Vastrakar unfurls a hoick over the on side to collect a boundary. 

  • December 22, 2023 14:37
    IND 278/7 in 82 overs

    McGrath gives away just two from the first over back - one single to Deepti and a bye.

  • December 22, 2023 14:34
    Back for the third and final session of the day

    Tahlia McGrath to continue for Australia. Deepti Sharma and Pooja Vastrakar walk out for India. Australia not going for the new ball as yet.

  • December 22, 2023 14:13
    Tea, Day 2

    From nowhere, Australia has pulled the match back. At 260/3, India was cruising to a massive total but Ashleigh Gardner produced three wickets to get Australia back in contention. India is ahead by 57 runs but Australia will take anything below a 100. 

  • December 22, 2023 14:10
    IND 276/7 in 81 overs

    Gardner to Deepti, an edge on the third delivery and Pooja Vastrakar pushes her partner to get a single. Vastrakar defends the three deliveries.

  • December 22, 2023 14:08
    IND 275/7 in 80 overs

    A maiden over from Tahlia McGrath. The second new ball available for Australia now.

  • December 22, 2023 14:03
    IND 275/7 in 79 overs

    Deepti sends Gardner’s delivery to short fine leg for one. OUT! Jemimah falls! Gardner has the big fish. Jemimah fails to keep her drive along the ground and Sutherland pouches it at covers. 

    Jemimah Rodrigues c Sutherland b Gardner 73 (121)

    Pooja Vastrakar is ticking with a single off an inside edge to square leg.

  • December 22, 2023 13:58
    IND 273/6 in 78 overs

    Tahlia McGrath back into the attack. FOUR runs! Sublime from Jemimah! She chips a delivery on her pads over mid wicket. A boundary after nine over for India.

  • December 22, 2023 13:55
    IND 269/6 in 77 overs

    Gardner to Jemimah, misses a sweep shot. Drives the third to deep cover for one run.

  • December 22, 2023 13:53
    IND 268/6 in 76 overs

    Just a run from the last two overs. Jemimah and Deepti have their task cut out here. 

    Meanwhile, Deepti Sharma has called for the physio with some discomfort to her left hand’s index finger.

  • December 22, 2023 13:45
    IND 267/6 in 74 overs

    Garth to Jemimah. She square drives to deep cover for one run. Deepti Sharrma clips to square leg to get off the mark. Just two runs in the over.

  • December 22, 2023 13:38
    IND 265/6 in 73 overs

    Gardner to continue. Yastika Bhatia is given LBW. She reviews but it is more of a desperate attempt. She completely misses the sweep and her back foot gets caught plumb in front. 

    Yastika Bhatia lbw b Gardner 1 (7)

  • December 22, 2023 13:35
    IND 264/5 in 72 overs

    Garth to Jemimah. Square drives the fourth delivery for a single. That’s the only run in the over.

  • December 22, 2023 13:27
    IND 263/5 in 71 overs

    Jemimah paddle sweeps the first delivery from Gardner to short fine for a single.

    HARMANPREET IS GONE! The ball keeps low and she has been given leg before. She will go for a review. It is umpire’s call on the wickets and the captain has to make the long walk back. 

    Harmanpreet Kaur lbw b Gardner 0 (2)

    Yastika Bhatia off the mark with a cut through covers for a single.

  • December 22, 2023 13:22
    IND 260/4 in 70 overs

    Garth to Richa, two runs. The batter pulls a short delivery but ends up getting it off the toe end. A top edge! Falls short of mid on though. Richa surprised by extra bounce.

    WICKET! Finally some relief for Australia. Richa Ghosh perishes trying to pull another bouncer. She gets the connection but only to the fielder at square leg.

    Richa Ghosh c Gardner b Garth 52 (104)

    Harrmanpreet Kaur starts with a dot ball.

  • December 22, 2023 13:20
    IND 258/3 in 69 overs

    Jemimah with her class. She fist steps out to Jonassen and tonks it over mid off for FOUR. Follows it up with a driven shot which threads the gap between extra cover and cover.

  • December 22, 2023 13:08
    IND 250/3 in 68 overs

    Kim Garth in to bowl now. The ball hits Richa on the pad and Australia has gone up for a review. The ball tracker shows the ball is not hitting the stumps and Richa will continue. Richa taps to cover and completes a single. This brings up her fifty on debut. The 14th Indian to do so.

  • December 22, 2023 13:05
    IND 247/3 in 67 overs

    Jess Jonassen to bowl now. Richa late cuts past slip for one run. Jemimah pulls to deep mid wicket for another single.

  • December 22, 2023 13:01
    IND 245/3 in 66 overs

    FOUR! Alana King pitches short and Jemimah rocks on to her back foot to pull it to the fence. FOUR more. This time it is swept to mid wicket. Brings up her fifty as well.

  • December 22, 2023 13:00
    IND 234/3 in 65 overs

    Jemimah sweeps Gardner and dissects the two fielders at mid wicket. FOUR runs.

  • December 22, 2023 12:52
    IND 230/3 in 64 overs

    A change in bowling. Alana King replaces Tahlia McGrath. FOUR! A full toss on Richa’s pads and she places it wide of mid on. Two runs with a sweep to fine leg. Seven runs from the over.

  • December 22, 2023 12:50
    IND 223/3 in 63 overs

    Another boundary for Richa. Gets a length delivery from Gardner and Richa smokes it between the fielders on the off side. India leads by 4 runs.

  • December 22, 2023 12:45
    IND 218/3 in 62 overs

    McGrath to Jemimah. Drives the fourth delivery to deep cover for one run. FOUR! McGrath pitches a touch short and Richa is swift in cutting it to the deep point fence. India now trails by just one run.

  • December 22, 2023 12:41
    IND 213/3 in 61 overs

    Another sweep for Jemimah against Gardner, gets her a single to deep square leg. Richa leans in to defend on the second but misses. She is beaten on the final delivery too. 

  • December 22, 2023 12:37
    IND 212/3 in 60 overs

    McGrath to continue. A silly mid on in place for Jemimah. And there is a delay in deciding where Richa should stand at the non-striker’s end. She is first sent wide off the silly mid on fielder before she decides to switch sides. A single off the final delivery.

  • December 22, 2023 12:36
    IND 211/3 in 59 overs

    Gardner now moves across the wicket in search of an angle that might get her a wicket. Jemimah sweeps for a single. Richa tries to pummel a delivery angling down leg but gets a leading edge, has to contend with two runs.

  • December 22, 2023 12:31
    IND 208/3 in 58 overs

    Another tight over from Australia. A single for Jemimah to mid wicket before Richa goes for a big shot over mid on. Manages to clear the infield but Perry fields it within the boundary to keep it to two runs.

  • December 22, 2023 12:27
    IND 205/3 in 57 overs

    Jemmah manages to sweep Gardner off the fifth delivery. But there is deep square leg in place for that shot and she’s able to get only one. 

  • December 22, 2023 12:22
    IND 204/3 in 56 overs

    Jemimah cuts the first delivery of the over past point to pick two runs. A quick single on the final delivery to keep strike.

  • December 22, 2023 12:21
    IND 201/3 in 55 overs

    A maiden over from Gardner. Multiple deliveries in the over keep low but Richa manages to get bat to ball.

  • December 22, 2023 12:15
    IND 201/3 in 54 overs

    Tahlia McGrath for her first over. FOUR! On the pads for Jemimah who flicks it away to the fence. That’s the 200 for India.

  • December 22, 2023 12:13
    IND 197/3 in 53 overs

    A FOUR in the over from Gardner. The ball keeps low and Richa gets her bat down in time for the ball to take an edge and race away to the fence.

  • December 22, 2023 12:12
    The second session underway

    Richa Ghosh and Jemimah Rodrigues will resume India’s charge. This should be the session where India opens up an advantage.

  • December 22, 2023 11:28
    IND 193/3 in 52 overs - LUNCH

    Jonassen continues. Jemimah plays a fierce cut through point for two runs. And the players will head to Lunch. An even session with 95 runs and two wickets across 33 overs.

  • December 22, 2023 11:01
    IND 165/3 in 45 overs

    IN THE AIR and Perry spills a catch at mid-off! Richa chips Gardner tamely towards Perry who fumbles an easy catch. 

  • December 22, 2023 10:51
    IND 158/3 in 43 overs

    Gardner tosses one up and Richa slaps one across the line for FOUR through mid-wicket.

  • December 22, 2023 10:42
    IND 147/3 in 39 overs

    Gardner to Mandhana, MIX-UP. IS THAT OUT? Mandhana’s flawless knock ends with a runout. Her bat touches the line as Gardner flicks the bails. Mandhana slices the ball to backward point and scrambles through after some confusion with Ghosh. A huge wicket against the run of play and Jemimah Rodrigues walks in.

    Smriti Mandhana run out (Garth/Gardner) 74 (106b 12x4)

  • December 22, 2023 10:26
    IND 140/2 in 35 overs

    Gardner to Rana, OUT! Rana’s rearguard ends as Gardner zips one through to hit timber. Rana plays down the wrong line and falls after seeing off the first hour. Debutant Richa Ghosh walks in at 3.

    Sneh Rana b Gardner 9 (57b 1x4)

  • December 22, 2023 10:13
    IND 133/1 in 31 overs

    Sloppy from Australia. Mandhana racks up two FOURs on the trot as McGrath lets the ball through her feet twice at mid-off. Gardner and Healy have reasons to be disappointed.

  • December 22, 2023 10:07
    IND 123/1 in 30 overs

    Alana King into the attack. Full toss and Rana gets a toe on it for a single, Mandhana taps one back and Rana continues to block out deliveries. 

  • December 22, 2023 10:00
    IND 118/1 in 28 overs

    Sutherland slides the ball in gently and Mandhana makes room to drive through cover for FOUR. Wayward from Sutherland as she concedes FOUR byes down leg and oversteps for a no-ball next delivery.

  • December 22, 2023 09:53
    IND 108/1 in 26 overs

    FIFTY for Mandhana off 68 balls. She reaches the mark with a firm push to mid-off for a single.

  • December 22, 2023 09:51
    IND 107/1 in 25 overs

    Gardner maintains her control through a fine spell. Rana and Mandhana seem in no rush at the momentum as they bide time by keeping their anchors low.

  • December 22, 2023 09:39
    IND 104/1 in 22 overs

    Width from Sutherland and Mandhana lifts it through cover for two runs. A single down leg to follow and it’s a no-ball as Sutherland oversteps.

  • December 22, 2023 09:34
    IND 100/1 in 21 overs

    Ash Gardner into the attack. Mandhana taps the ball behind backward point for a single. 100 up for India. Rana employs a neat defence to see off Gardner’s loopy deliveries. 

  • December 22, 2023 09:33
    IND 99/1 in 20 overs

    Day 2 begins. Mandhana and Rana walk out to the middle. Sutherland to resume proceedings.

    Mandhana starts her morning with a single. Sutherland rushes past Rana’s outside-edge first-up.

  • December 22, 2023 09:15
    Can Mandhana ton up again vs Australia?
  • December 22, 2023 09:07
    Reliving a fine day
  • December 22, 2023 08:47
    Perseverance, thy name is Pooja Vastrakar

    There’s something about Pooja Vastrakar, Test cricket and Australia. When India went up against Meg Lanning’s Aussies in a Pink Ball Test in Carrara back in 2021, Pooja returned miserly match figures of four for 62 from 26.4 overs which included the prized wickets of Meg Lanning, Tahlia McGrath and Beth Mooney.

    IND vs AUS one-off Test: Perseverance, thy name is Pooja Vastrakar

  • December 22, 2023 08:40
    Day 1 Recap

    IND-W vs AUS-W, Test day 1: Vastrakar, Rana pack a punch as India dominates opening day

    In its first essay, India raced to 98 for 1 at stumps as openers Smriti Mandhana (43 not out, 49 balls, 8x4) and Shafali Verma (40, 59 balls, 8x4) added 90 runs.

  • December 22, 2023 08:40
    Playing XI

    India XI: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia (WK), Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh (debut), Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Thakur, Rajeshwari Gayakwad.

    Australia XI: Beth Mooney, Phoebe Litchfield, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Alyssa Healy (c, wk), Annabel Sutherland, Ash Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Kim Garth, Lauren Cheatle (debut)

  • December 22, 2023 08:39
    Where to watch the India Women vs Australia Women’s Test Live?

    The One-off India W vs Australia W Test match will be telecast on the Sports18 Network in India. Live streaming of the match will be available on Jio Cinema and FanCode app/website in India.

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