India vs Australia HIGHLIGHTS, Day 3 Women’s Test: AUS 233/5, leads by 46 runs vs IND; Harmanpreet picks big wickets

IND vs AUS HIGHLIGHTS, Women’s Test Day 3: Follow the match commentary updates from Day Three of the India vs Australia Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Updated : Dec 23, 2023 17:04 IST

Harmanpreet Kaur celebrrates the wicket of Tahlia McGrath.
Harmanpreet Kaur celebrrates the wicket of Tahlia McGrath. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Harmanpreet Kaur celebrrates the wicket of Tahlia McGrath. | Photo Credit: Getty Images

Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s coverage of Day 3 of the India vs Australia Women’s Test, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

  • December 23, 2023 17:03
    Can India script history on Sunday?

    Australia has managed to keep its noses ahead albeit by a slender margin at the end of Day 3. Ellyse Perry and Tahlia McGrath threatened to complete a superb day for Australia before India struck back after Lunch. Harmanpreet Kaur led the late charge with two massive wickets in the form of McGrath and counterpart Healy. With a 46-run lead and five wickets in hand, Australia will be wary of a defeat looming on Sunday. Job on the hands for Aussie lower-order.

  • December 23, 2023 16:56
    AUS 233/5 in 90 overs

    Last over of the evening? Vastrakar replaces Harmanpreet.

    Width outside the off-stump. Sutherland taps it through point for a single. Close. Vastrakar’s length ball keeps dangerously close and Gardner luckily gets some wood on it. And that shall be STUMPS.

  • December 23, 2023 16:52
    AUS 231/5 in 89 overs

    Rana continues. Three deliveries into the over, India takes the new ball. Maiden.

  • December 23, 2023 16:48
    AUS 231/5 in 88 overs

    Harmanpreet to Sutherland, loud appeal. Kaur finds some sharp turn from length as Sutherland misses out on a heave. The ball hits her high on the pad and India reviews. Umpire’s Call on impact and Sutherland survives.

  • December 23, 2023 16:43
    AUS 229/5 in 86 overs

    Short from Harmanpreet and Sutherland shuffles to whack the ball through mid-wicket for FOUR.

  • December 23, 2023 16:36
    AUS 225/5 in 84 overs

    Sutherland continues to employ a neat defence as Kaur shortens her length. Two from the over.

  • December 23, 2023 16:35
    The Healy-Harmanpreet faceoff

    IND-W vs AUS-W: Healy deflects Harmanpreet’s throw with bat, not given out for ‘obstructing the field’ - MCC Law explained

    Healy blocked a throw from the bowler, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur, and was not given out.

  • December 23, 2023 16:19
    AUS 221/5 in 80 overs

    Healy taps one back to Kaur and she instantly throws the ball back towards the keeper. Healy, in line, directs the ball that is shooting at her face past the keeper for FOUR. Kaur has a word with the umpire but the decision remains. Harmanpreet to Healy, OUT! That looks plumb in front as Healy misses the sweep. Healy reviews. THREE REDS and captain gets captain.

    Alyssa Healy lbw b Kaur 32 (101b 1x4 )

  • December 23, 2023 16:10
    AUS 209/4 in 76 overs

    Harmanpreet keeps the batters on their toes, varying her lengths constantly through the over. One from it.

  • December 23, 2023 15:59
    AUS 208/4 in 74 overs

    Harmanpreet to Sutherland, OUT? Sharp turn onto the pad again and the umpire raises the finger. Sutherland has a bit of a chat with Healy and reviews. Wickets missing and Sutherland survives!

  • December 23, 2023 15:50
    AUS 206/4 in 72 overs

    Harmanpreet strikes first ball? Flight and turn and Harmanpreet raps one on McGrath’s pads. The umpire raises her finger but McGrath successfully reviews with the ball missing the wickets.

    Harmanpreet to McGrath, OUT! There’s the breakthrough! Quite literally as Kaur gets the ball to sneak through between bat and pad onto the stumps! Huge wicket for India as McGrath’s stoic knock comes to an end.

    Tahlia McGrath b Kaur 73 (177b 10x4)

  • December 23, 2023 15:43
    AUS 204/3 in 70 overs

    Gayakwad back. McGrath sweeps the fourth delivery, but there is a square leg in place to protect against that shot now. Just one run. An edge for Healy, it stays low and runs past slip for two runs.

  • December 23, 2023 15:33
    AUS 200/3 in 69 overs

    Sneh to Healy. She slices a full delivery to deep cover, one run. McGrath pushes to the vacant point region and pockets another run. Australia gets to 200 with that.

  • December 23, 2023 15:31
    AUS 198/3 in 68 overs

    Deepti continues. Healy plays with soft hands to covers and takes a run.

  • December 23, 2023 15:28
    AUS 197/3 in 67 overs

    McGrath drives a full delivery to deep cover for one. FOUR! Healy sweeps from a middle-and-leg line and gets it to the fine leg fence. A miscued drive down to mid on gets her a single off the final delivery.

  • December 23, 2023 15:26
    AUS 191/3 in 66 overs

    A maiden over from Deepti Sharma.

  • December 23, 2023 15:22
    AUS 191/3 in 65 overs

    Sneh Rana back for another spell. Just one single in the over for Healy.

  • December 23, 2023 15:15
    AUS 190/3 in 64 overs

    Renuka to McGrath. FOUR! The first boundary of this session. McGrath times it off the middle to beat extra cover and cover fielders. Four again! This time its too wide from Renuka and McGrath slaps it past point. Third four! Driven down the ground and Australia takes the lead. Is this the change in gears?

  • December 23, 2023 15:12
    AUS 178/3 in 63 overs

    Gayakwad to continue. Three singles in it as Australia inches closer to restoring parity.

  • December 23, 2023 15:11
    AUS 175/3 in 62 overs

    Renuka nips one back in sharply to McGrath which gets the Indians up in appeal. But there was too much movement and the ball was going down leg.

  • December 23, 2023 15:04
    AUS 173/3 in 61 overs

    Gayakwad again. She beats the outside edge of Healy on the first delivery. Healy slog sweeps the third to deep square for one run. That’s the only run of the over.

  • December 23, 2023 14:59
    AUS 172/3 in 60 overs

    A change in bowling as Renuka Singh comes in. A leg bye on the final delivery of the over, off Healy’s pad. 

  • December 23, 2023 14:55
    AUS 171/3 in 59 overs

    Deepti to McGrath. She’s been given leg-before but opts to review it. Looks like there is bat-pad. The third umpire thinks so too and reverses the call. Another maiden.

  • December 23, 2023 14:54
    AUS 171/3 in 58 overs

    Alyssa Healy content in blocking Gayakwad from over the wicket angle. Another maiden from the left armer.

  • December 23, 2023 14:42
    AUS 167/3 in 54 overs

    Fifty for Tahlia McGrath, gets it with a couple down to fine leg. Takes a single on the final delivery to retain strike.

  • December 23, 2023 14:41
    AUS 164/3 in 53 overs

    An edge for Alyssa Healy in Deepti’s over but wide of slip. Four runs in the over.

  • December 23, 2023 14:33
    AUS 160/3 in 52 overs

    Gayakwad to McGrath. A sweep shot takes the leading edge but goes to deep square leg on one bounce. Healy also sweeps to pick a single.

  • December 23, 2023 14:30
    AUS 158/3 in 51 overs

    Deepti Sharma to Allysa Healy. A sweep on the fifth delivery for one run. McGrath flicks the final delivery for another single.

  • December 23, 2023 14:29
    Back for the final session

    This should be the most important session of the match. Either Australia continues its charge and builds on a lead, eventually strengthening its chances of a favourable result, or India comes roaring and takes up wickets for minimal runs.

  • December 23, 2023 14:09
    AUS 156/3 in 50 overs - TEA

    Gayakwad comes over the wicket and offers a hint of room and McGrath rocks back and cuts the ball behind point for FOUR. And that’s TEA.

    A fairly positive session for Australia as they rack up 93 runs for the loss of Ellyse Perry. A crucial blow but skipper Alyssa Healy has found her feet quickly to aid Tahlia McGrath who has looked rock solid.

  • December 23, 2023 14:06
    AUS 152/3 in 49 overs

    Deepti continues to bowl full and Healy is content with some solid blocks. Two from the over.

  • December 23, 2023 13:54
    AUS 142/3 in 45 overs

    Rana regains the spark in her deliveries. She rushes Healy throughout the over to block out balls angling in towards the off-stump. Another maiden. 

  • December 23, 2023 13:45
    AUS 142/3 in 43 overs

    Rana to Perry, OUT! A superb catch by Yastika down leg. Rana slides one towards the pads and Perry attempts to shuffle and glide it down to fine-leg. Excellent reactions from Yastika who quickly moves to her left to pouch a massive wicket. Alyssa Healy is in at 5.

    Ellyse Perry c †Bhatia b Rana 45 (91b 5x4)

  • December 23, 2023 13:37
    AUS 134/2 in 40 overs

    Gayakwad sends one down length and McGrath nimbly charges down and lifts the ball over extra cover for FOUR.

  • December 23, 2023 13:21
    AUS 121/2 in 36 overs

    Rajeshwari to Perry, is that OUT? The ball slides in towards the pads as Perry prods forward to defend. Stifled appeal and India takes the review. Replays suggest the impact is outside the off-stump and Perry survives.

  • December 23, 2023 13:15
    AUS 119/2 in 35 overs

    Jemimah Rodrigues into the attack. Is that a dead ball. A short delivery nearly pitches twice as it keeps low after pitching before McGrath. Short again and McGrath hammers it through cover for FOUR.

  • December 23, 2023 13:11
    AUS 114/2 in 34 overs

    Rana continues to hit the blockhole and the batters dig it out neatly. Minimal turn on offer as Perry and McGrath tread on ones and twos.

  • December 23, 2023 12:54
    AUS 101/2 in 30 overs

    Deepti tosses one up and Perry steps out and pumps the ball down the ground for FOUR - 100 up for Australia.

  • December 23, 2023 12:53
    AUS 97/2 in 29 overs

    EDGED and past first-slip. A genuine outside edge off McGrath zips past Deepti Sharma’s left hand as Gayakwad produces a fine delivery. Deepti quickly stands a tad straighter at slip.

  • December 23, 2023 12:50
    AUS 94/2 in 27 overs

    Perry and McGrath rotate strike easily as Harmanpreet shuffles through her spinners. Not a lot of turn on offer at the moment and the batters continue to build on confidence.

  • December 23, 2023 12:34
    AUS 87/2 in 23 overs

    McGrath and Perry soak in the pressure and reel in runs at a decent clip. Vastrakar offers length and McGrath crunches the ball through cover for FOUR.

  • December 23, 2023 12:19
    AUS 75/2 in 20 overs

    Deepti replaces Rana. A full toss to start and Perry slaps it past mid-on for FOUR. Deepti tosses one on the full. Perry lunges forward to dig it out from the blockhole. 

  • December 23, 2023 12:16
    AUS 71/2 in 19 overs

    Vastrakar keeps it full and straight. Perry leans forward to defend but gets an inside-edge onto the on-side. Length outside off, Perry pushes the ball through cover for a quick single.

  • December 23, 2023 12:11
    AUS 70/2 in 18 overs

    Perry starts with a drive through cover for two runs. Rana strays to the pads and Perry flicks the ball through mid-wicket for FOUR.

  • December 23, 2023 12:09
    Back for the second session

    Ellyse Perry and Tahlia McGrath return to the crease. Sneh Rana back with the ball.

  • December 23, 2023 11:43
    Australia trails by 124 runs

    Australia got off to a flying start with Beth Mooney and Phoebe Litchfield. The pair added 49 runs for the opening wicket. But their wickets in the space of two overs helped India claw back. Still a lot of batting left for the side but with the ball turning and keeping low, it will be an uphill battle for Australia.

  • December 23, 2023 11:29
    AUS 63/2 in 17 overs

    Deepti to McGrath. A maiden over to end the session.

  • December 23, 2023 11:25
    AUS 63/2 in 16 overs

    Rana to McGrath, punches to cover for one run. McGrath is off the mark. Put down! Perry gets an inside edge on her defence. The ball pops up for Richa who gets a hand to it but cannot hold on. Two runs through the slips for Perry on the third delivery.

  • December 23, 2023 11:23
    AUS 60/2 in 15 overs

    Vastrakar back on strike. Perry drives through mid on for FOUR!

  • December 23, 2023 11:16
    AUS 56/2 in 14 overs

    Rana to Litchfield, FOUR! A step down the wicket and a drive along the ground to breach the rope. A single to long off. Perry punches to point for a single. BOWLED! Litchfield’s attempt to reverse sweep sees her perish. Completely messes up her shot and the ball crashes onto the stumps. 

    Phoebe Litchfield b Rana 18 (44)

    Tahlia McGrath in at No. 4.

  • December 23, 2023 11:14
    AUS 50/1 in 13 overs

    Deepti to Litchfield. Taps the final delivery wide of covers and sneaks in a single. That’s the 50 for Australia.

  • December 23, 2023 11:12
    AUS 49/1 in 12 overs

    Rana traps Mooney on the pad, loud appeals but the ball was going down leg. FOUR! Another delivery down leg allows Mooney to free arms and sweep. A couple on the fourth delivery. WICKET! Mooney is gone! Fantastic work by Richa Ghosh at silly point. Mooney defends and for some reason walks out of her crease. Richa first collects the ball cleanly before hitting the wickets. Mooney is run out.

    Beth Mooney run out (Ghosh) 33 (37)

  • December 23, 2023 11:06
    AUS 43/0 in 11 overs

    Deepti Shama in to bowl now. Litchfield steps out and plays inside out, gets two runs with the ball going over mid off. FOUR! Another delivery down leg allows Mooney to free arms and sweep. A couple on the fourth delivery. WICKET! Mooney is gone!

  • December 23, 2023 11:01
    AUS 41/0 in 10 overs

    Rana to Litchfield. She charges down looking to attack but only gets it to mid off. Does the same on the final delivery, this time beats the fielder and runs three.

  • December 23, 2023 10:54
    AUS 38/0 in 9 overs

    Renuka to Mooney, FOUR! A gentle pat to place the ball between point and gully.

  • December 23, 2023 10:49
    AUS 34/0 in 8 overs

    Sneh Rana for her first over. Poor start! A full toss for Mooney which she sweeps away for FOUR! An edge off Litchfield’s bat but it is wide of the slip and the batters run two.

  • December 23, 2023 10:44
    AUS 27/0 in 7 overs

    Renuka again. 4 byes! Litchfield decides late to leave a length ball outside off stump. It is too late for Bhatia to react as the ball flies past her.

  • December 23, 2023 10:39
    AUS 23/0 in 6 overs

    Vastrakar to Litchfield, beaten! The ball pitches and moves away from the left hander’s push forward. She scampers through for a single with a punch to mid off. FOUR! Mooney hooks a delivery angling down leg.

  • December 23, 2023 10:35
    AUS 18/0 in 5 overs

    Renuka to Mooney. Keeper Yastika Bhatia comes up to the wickets to curb Mooney’s aggression. A maiden over. 

  • December 23, 2023 10:34
    AUS 18/0 in 4 overs

    After multiple misses in Vastrakar’s over, Litchfield latches on a short delivery and pulls it to the fence.

  • December 23, 2023 10:28
    AUS 14/0 in 3 overs

    FOUR! Too full from Renuka and Mooney takes one foot out and drives it to perfection. 

  • December 23, 2023 10:21
    AUS 10/0 in 2 overs

    Pooja Vastrakar to Mooney. FOUR! Full and wide and Mooney leans in for a drive. FOUR again! A sublime on drive from Mooney. Vastrakar going too full and Mooney making the most of lack of swing.

  • December 23, 2023 10:18
    AUS 1/0 in 1 over

    Two slips and a gully in place. Renuka strays on the pads and Mooney clips to fine leg to get off the mark. Just the single from the over. 

  • December 23, 2023 10:16
    AUS 0/0

    Beth Mooney takes her guard at the striker’s end. She will have Phoebe Litchfield for company at the other end. Renuka Singh to bowl the first over.

  • December 23, 2023 10:09
    India leads by 187 runs

    A mammoth lead for India at the end of first innings. The batters have set up a neat little platform for the bowlers to capitalise on and get India its first win over Australia in Tests.

  • December 23, 2023 10:05
    IND 406 all out

    Sutherland to Renuka, FOUR! Another top edge over the keeper which races to the fence.

    CAUGHT! Renuka makes room to slog but Sutherland’s bouncer follows her and she ends up chipping it to gully. 

    Renuka Singh c Gardner b Sutherland 8 (9)

  • December 23, 2023 10:02
    IND 402/9 in 126 overs

    WICKET! Kim Garth finally gets a delivery past Deepti’s bat to crash the stumps. The ball nips in, takes the front pad and dislodges the bails. 

    Deepti Sharma b Garth 78 (171)

    Rajeshwari Gayakwad is the final batter in. A wicket-maiden from Garth.

  • December 23, 2023 09:55
    IND 402/8 in 125 overs

    Deepti taps a bouncer from Sutherland between deep point and third man but can only take a single. FOUR! Renuka blindly swings at a bouncer, gets a top edge which flies fine and crosses the rope. That’s 400 for India.

  • December 23, 2023 09:49
    IND 397/8 in 124 overs

    Kim Garth to Deepti. An edge to third man on the first delivery but Deepti denies the single to keep Renuka Singh away from strike. Drives the fourth to deep cover and takes the run. Renuka sees out the two remaining deliveries. 

  • December 23, 2023 09:47
    IND 396/8 in 123 overs

    Sutherlands bangs one in for Vastrakar, but the batter is prompt in transfering weight on the back foot and hooking it past fine leg for FOUR! FOUR more. Another bouncer and this time the pull shot takes a top edge and flies over the keeper. WICKET! The third short ball does the trick, Vastrakar pulls straight to square leg.

    Pooja Vastrakar c Garth b Sutherland 47 (126)

  • December 23, 2023 09:41
    IND 387/7 in 122 overs

    Garth to continue. A full toss for Deepti. She drives it looking to pierce cover and mid off but Perry puts in a diving save to allow just a single. Vastrakar’s punch to cover allows her a single. The fifth delivery nips into Deepti but she manages to flick it to square leg for one run.

  • December 23, 2023 09:36
    IND 384/7 in 121 overs

    Annabel Sutherland with the second over of the day. Starts with a bouncer on the first delivery, Deepti attempts a pull shot but misses. Uses the pace on the third delivery to guide it to short third, one run. Vastrakar pulls to fine leg, single. Deepti slaps to cover for another run.

  • December 23, 2023 09:31
    IND 381/7 in 120 overs

    Kim Garth will bowl the first over of the morning session. Deepti Sharma on strike.

    Sticks to a good length on the first three deliveries but strays in line on a couple of them. Deepti flicks the fourth behind square for a single. FOUR! An edge on Vastrakar’s first delivery which goes between fly slip and third man.

  • December 23, 2023 09:30
    IND 376/7

    The players are on the field, all set for the start of the day’s play.

    Deepti Sharma 70*(147)

    Pooja Vastrakar 33*(115)

  • December 23, 2023 09:18
    In conversation with Jemimah and Smriti
  • December 23, 2023 09:13
    Richa Ghosh’s dream debut

    IND v AUS: White ball pro Richa Ghosh gets a memorable first taste of Test cricket with parents watching along

    Richa Ghosh’s Test debut brought to a smile to the face of not just her parents cheering her on at the Wankhede Stadium, but India player Wriddhiman Saha who has seen her evolution from close quarters.

  • December 23, 2023 09:08
    Day 2 recap

    IND-W vs AUS-W Test: Deepti, Vastrakar extend India’s lead with century stand on Day 2

    India dominated the second day of the one-off Test against Australia at the Wankhede Stadium, riding on fifties by four batters and two century stands on either side of a second-session fumble.

  • December 23, 2023 09:05
    Deepti Sharma’s rescue act
  • December 23, 2023 09:02
    Playings XIs

    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 23, 2023 08:58

    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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