Match Details

AUSW vs INDW 1st ODI, AUSW vs INDW 2023-24

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Australia Women won by 6 wickets 🏆
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A Gardner Logo
A Gardner Jersy
4s: 0
6s: 0
T McGrath Logo
T McGrath Jersy



T McGrath
4s: 11
6s: 0
S Rana Logo
S Rana Jersy



S Rana

Econ: 5.68
44th Over:
= 2
45th Over:
= 7
Last Over:
= 6
This Over:
= 5
AUSWAUSW - 2nd Innings
10 Over 5457
15 Over 8476
20 Over 103109
25 Over 134147
30 Over 179170
35 Over 199203
INDWINDW - 1st Innings
10 Over 4849
15 Over 7269
20 Over 10296
25 Over 117131
30 Over 154151
35 Over 177175
40 Over 201200
50 Over 255282


Inn 1
Inn 2
That brings an end to our coverage for this game. Australia Women draw first blood in the three-match ODI series. Keep joining us for more cricketing action all around the globe. For now, this is Akshay Bhide, signing off, on behalf of my co-commentators Deepak Prakash and Sidharth Gulati and scorer Dushyant Madhukar Kumar. Tata. Bye Bye.
Phoebe Litchfield (Player of the Match): "This was one was pretty special to bat with Ellyse. It was special.

Just tried to back my game. I hit some down the ground after I struggled at the start. Lots of ebbs and flows throughout the game but I decided to back myself.

As I said, lots of ebbs and flows. The partnership was enjoyable but we loved when both got to fifties.

Played pretty well to be fair. Got some seamers to move the ball. The ball is spinning less than I expected but still challenging conditions.

Working in the game a bit better. Scoring off most balls and maybe not get dismissed is what I'm trying to do."
Player of the Match: Phoebe Litchfield
Alyssa Healy (Australia Women Captain): "Sometimes you just got to get out of the way and let the good players have a day out. But, yeah, great night for us. Obviously, great to start off the one-day series with the win, but still lots to play for.  

I mean, they came in quite late in the game, but I think we could probably just tidy up our back ten overs. I thought the way that we were tracking with the ball, I thought we could have kept them around 250, but they managed to get it out to 280 and put a really good total in the board. So we can look at some areas there.

But I thought the way that the batting group just really approached it was sensational and sort of cruised in at the back end and that's sort of the blueprint that we want to put out there. 

Yeah, I think it's just about playing straight. A lot of the players in our group play really well down the ground.

We don't sweep too much. They also use, I guess, the angles behind the wicket a little bit. But still, sticking to our natural game of playing straight probably helps when the ball's skidding on a little bit.

We can do that a little bit more than when it was dragging in the Test match. But I thought the girls bounced back today and just showed us how we want to play."
Game changer of the Match: Pooja Vastrakar. 
Harmanpreet Kaur (India Captain): "We did well to get those runs in the first innings. I think it was a defendable score but our fielding was not up to the mark. The bowlers did a good job and bowled well but fielding let us down.

After a while, the dew was there. But the bowlers were doing good to keep it on the stumps. But I'm not happy with the fielding. We let so many runs on the field and were pretty loose. The Australian side fielded pretty well but we were poor.

Pooja brought us back into the game. She scored those crucial runs and we just have to keep doing good consistently.

We know they are a good side. We know we have to be on our toes and try playing aggressively which we have been doing in the last 20 days."
Highest successful women’s ODI run chase:

289 AUS v NZ at North Sydney, 2012
283 AUS v IND at Wankhede, today 
280 NZ v IND at Queenstown, 2022
278 AUS v IND at Auckland, 2022

Australia women have won their last eight ODIs against India in India.
8:40 PM IST, Local Time: That’s it. A clinical performance from the Australia Women sees them chase down their highest total in ODIs against India Women. They have just shown everyone why they are the World Champions as they chase down 283 in 46.3 overs. With this six-wicket win, Australia Women go 1-0 up in the three-match ODI series. This is also the second highest successful chase in ODIs in Women’s cricket.

Chasing a mammoth 283, Australia Women got off to a shaky start as their skipper Alyssa Healy departed on a three-ball duck, thanks to a flying catch from Sneh Rana. Phoebe Litchfield was joined by Ellyse Perry and both started building a partnership as they put 50 between them in no time as the scoreboard at the end of the first powerplay read 57/1.

Perry brought up her fifty off 45 balls. Both took the Southern Stars past the 100-run mark in the 20th over. Litchfield reached her fifty in 66 balls. Deepti Sharma broke the 148-run stand by dismissing Perry on 75 who holed out in the deep in the 26th over. Beth Mooney joined Litchfield who was going strong before getting cleaned up on 78. Tahlia McGrath walked out to bat next and made sure that the run rate didn’t drop.

Mooney and McGrath brought up fifty between them in no time and kept the India Women at bay. It was masterful batting from both of them as the Women in Blue had no answers as the game kept slipping away from them. Mooney got cleaned up on 42 but McGrath remained unbeaten on 68 to take the Southern Stars across the line in the 47th over to win the game by six wickets.

Earlier, Indian skipper won the toss and opted to bat first. They lost Shafali Verma cheaply on one early in the innings. Richa Ghosh looked good for her 21 before falling in the seventh over. Yastika Bhatia played a very good knock while opening the batting and fell one short of her half-century. The Australia Women picked up regular wickets in the middle overs.

Jemimah Rodrigues held the innings nicely from one end and brought up her fifty. She was joined by Pooja Vastrakar as India reeled at 182/7 in the 38th over. Rodrigues and Vastrakar stitched a 68-run partnership before the former holed out in the deep on 82. Vastrakar hit some lusty blows at the back end of the innings and remained unbeaten on 62 off 46 balls to power the hosts to 282/8, their highest total against the Australia Women.

It was a good collective effort from the Southern Stars with the ball in hand. Ashleigh Gardner and Georgia Wareham picked up two wickets apiece. Darcie Brown, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland and Alana King chipped in with a wicket each. Their batters then stepped up and contributed to chase it down comfortably to take an early lead in the series.
46.3 S Rana to T McGrath
4 FOUR! McGrath goes over the infield in the off-side and finishes the game with a boundary! A comprehensive victory for Australia Women as they win by 6 wickets and 21 balls to spare. Flighted delivery around off. McGrath shimmies down and heaves it over the infield in the off-side. The ball races away to deep extra cover for a boundary. Australia go 1-0 up in the 3-match ODI series. This is the second-highest successfully chased target in all-time Women's ODIs. 
46.2 S Rana to T McGrath
0 Full toss on the stumps. McGrath walks down and punches it to short extra cover. 
46.1 S Rana to A Gardner
1 Over the wicket. Tossed up sliding on the pads. Gardner flicks it to square leg for a single. 
Australia Women
Tahlia McGrath
Ashleigh Gardner
Pooja Vastrakar
45.6 P Vastrakar to T McGrath
0 Dot to end the over. Full and seaming on the stumps. McGrath makes room and looks to drive it in the off-side but gets the inside edge of the bat on it. The ball rolls to her left.