Match Details

AUSW vs INDW 2nd T20, AUSW vs INDW 2023-24

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Australia Women won by 6 wickets 🏆
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17th Over:
= 13
Last Over:
= 4
This Over:
= 17

Player of the Match

Kim Garth
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18 (12)34 (21)3 3 0 2 150.00 161.90
P'ship : 36(20)
Last Wkt :   Ashleigh Gardner 7(10)
AUSWAUSW - 2nd Innings
6 Over 4547
10 Over 7859
15 Over 9695
INDWINDW - 1st Innings
6 Over 4533
10 Over 6054
15 Over 8992
20 Over 133130


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Inn 2
Well, that's all from today folks! Australia level the series and we now head into the third T20I with a purpose! Join us back in a couple of days to find out who wins the series! 

Until then, this is Anirudh Modi, signing off along with my co-commentator Deepak Prakash, and our scorer/analyst Raju Khairya! See you on the next one!
Kim Garth (Player of the Match): "No I did not know that this is the first player of the match award for an Aussie. I enjoyed myself in the middle, Wareham and Annabel bowled brilliantly to tighten the screws, but to bowl at the top and get wickets, I really enjoyed it. 

I guess bowler friendly conditions, the talk was to push the ball up and hope for swing and seam movement, set attacking fields and lucky for me it came off tonight. 

No I did not think that anything special was added, much of the same that I try to do with the shorter boundaries and keep developing my game with every opportunity I get with this team."
Kim Garth is the Player of the Match! 
Alyssa Healy (Australia Women Captain): "Yeah, I mean, we probably still didn't execute as much as a bat as what we would like, but, I mean, we're happy to get the win and take it to a decider in a couple of days time.  

The statistics say that the average score here is like 145-150. So, I mean, if we keep them under 140 at any point, we know that we could do that quite comfortably. But they still bowled really well tonight and we've still got a few things to sort out with the batting lineup, but I thought our bowlers did a spectacular job upfront to get us into a good position. 

I pride myself on my reviews. I let myself down in the ODIs a little bit, but I got them right tonight. But, yeah, I've seen Kim Garth take a 5-fer in the WPL here and she loves these conditions. So, yeah, we just made that change on gut feel, and we'll have to see what the lineup looks like in a couple of days time. We just need to be more clinical."
Game changer of the Match: Deepti Sharma. 
Harmanpreet Kaur (India Women Captain): "The score was not enough on the board but our bowlers did really well and we took the game to the 19th over but the way we fielded was filled with errors and we have to think about the areas we want to improve.

When we were in the middle, we were thinking 150 would be a good total but we kept losing wickets and few overs were bowled really well by Australia but yeah we need to improve and think what we need to do in the final game. 

[While Bowling] we were getting those opportunities and taking wickets in the middle, that's a positive. If Shreyanaka was on target in the 19th over, things would have been different but these close games help to identify areas to improve. 

We have played these games a lot of time but this time we have a few new faces, this young side is looking very positive and I'm sure they will keep improving."
Time for the post match presentation ceremony..
Ellyse Perry: "Lovely to get the win. Probably just doing my job in the end, but yeah, a nice comeback for us. India played well in the last game. So for us to come back and put in such a bowling effort there in the first innings and it was a difficult chase, but nice to finish. Phoebe in the end there was sensational. 

I think we had a really good debrief about it and we're really honest. But at the same time, I think all these opportunities to play more games together as a T20 squad are great learning opportunities for us. I just think we missed the execution the other night. 

So I think to come back and get a chance to bowl first, I think that the ball is doing a bit. So if you can be spot on with the way that you're bowling, it's particularly hard for the batters and we just didn't do that the other night. But Kim Garth was sensational up front, the way that she bowled, and then I thought the way that we held the run rate the whole way through those 20 overs was great. 

Yeah, well, I guess it depends a little bit on what wicket we get, but, yeah, I think wickets are crucial in that powerplay just to get a good solid base and then get some set batters because once you're in there for a while, it certainly gets a fair bit easier. But trying to start on that wicket when you're under pressure to score is a little bit tricky. So I think the key is that opening a partnership like India showed the other night is so important. 

[on her 300th international match] Yeah, it's definitely a special privilege. I think it's kind of crept up on me a little bit, and in the last couple of days, it sort of just made me reminisce where it all started, In the backyard with my dad and my brother."

The winning shot👇
10:04 PM IST, Local Time | Australia level the series! Perry with a match winning knock in her 300th International match, helps Australia Women defeat India Women by 6 wickets in the second T20I! 

Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first,
and an inspired inclusion of Kim Garth opened the floodgates of them. The pace bowler picked up Shafali Verma and Jemi Rodrigues in the powerplay to leave India reeling at 33/2 at the end of the powerplay. 

Australia never looked back after that as they kept piling on pressure on the Indian batters, who seemed to get off to starts but failed to convert it into a big score. It was only thanks to Deepti Sharma's late charge of 30 runs from 27 balls that helped India post a total of 130/7 at the end of their 20 overs. 

Georgia Wareham was the pick of the bowlers with 2/17 from 4 overs with Sutherland in a close second with 2/18 from 4 overs. 

Come the chase, the target was low and Australian openers were determined to get their team off to a good start. Healy and Mooney combined for a 51-run opening stand to put India under early pressure but Healy's departure at the start of the 8th over, followed by Litchfield in quick succession put brakes on the Aussie chase for a bit. 

However, the Aussie batters put a price on their wicket. Tahlia McGrath batted cautiously while Ellyse Perry kept up the run-rate. After negotiating Deepti Sharma's overs the Aussie batters shifted gears and even after the loss of McGrath and Gardner, Perry along with Litchfield ensured Australia cruised their way to victory!

Perry stayed unbeaten on 34 runs off 21 balls to become the top scorer in the chase for Australia. 

In the end, Australia's resolve trumped India's spirit to level the series and head into the all important third T20I with momentum on their side! 
18.6 S Patil to E Perry
6 SIX! Pez finishes things off in style in her 300th international match! Australia win by 6 wickets with 6 balls to spare and keep the series alive. Tossed up on a fuller length at the stumps. Perry sits down on one knee and slogs it over the deep mid-wicket for a biggie to finish the match.  
Australia are one strike away from victory! 
18.5 S Patil to P Litchfield
1 Full and outside off. Litchfield drives it to sweeper cover for a single. 
18.4 S Patil to P Litchfield
0 Full and quick at the stumps. Litchfield walks a tad and drills it back to the bowler. 
10 runs off the first 3 balls and Australia just require 5 more runs to level the series!
18.3 S Patil to P Litchfield
4 FOUR MORE! Another poor delivery from Patil and Litchfield makes full use of it! Full toss on the leg stump line. Litchfield goes for the reverse slog this time and connects it well as the ball flies over the backward point for a boundary.