Women’s cricket: Australia A beats India A, completes 3-0 rout

With a knock of 98, Georgia Redmayne stars in a five-wicket win at the Bandra-Kurla Complex.

File Photo: Punam Raut’s knock of 98 was studded with 16 boundaries.   -  Getty Images

Australia A completed a 3-0 rout of India A with a five-wicket win in the third and final one-dayer at the Bandra-Kurla Complex here on Friday.

Australia A rode on opener Georgia Redmayne’s 123-ball 98 to reach its target of 255 in the 45th over. The left-handed batswoman missed a century, but she had made sure her side was nearly home by the time she departed, in the 42nd over.

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Redmayne struck 10 fours during her entertaining knock. Tahil McGrath, who played a knock of 62, and wicketkeeper Josephine Dooley, who chipped in with 67, played valuable supporting roles.

Raut shines

India’s 50-over score of 254 for eight was engineered largely via a knock of 98 from captain Punam Raut. Besides Mona Meshram, who scored 57, and wicketkeeper Sushma Verma, who scored 40, none of the others provided much support to Raut.

Raut, a seasoned campaigner, decorated her innings with 16 boundaries. But with the middle-order failing to show steel, she was running out of stickable partners at the other end. For Australia A, legspinner Amanda Jade Wellington claimed 3 for 59.

Brief Scores
  • India A 254 for 8 in 50 overs (Punam Raut 98, Mona Meshram 57, Amanda Jade Wellington 3 for 59) lost to Australia A 257 for 5 in 44.3 overs (Georgia Redmayne 98, Josephine Dooley 67, Tanushree Sarkar 2 for 30).