India Vs Australia: India lost the match against Australia in ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. The battle for entering into the semi-final was held today at County Ground, Bristol. After winning the toss, Australian team chooses bowling first. Indian team score 226/7 (50). Australia chases the target easily, and score 227/2 (45.1) defeated India by eight wickets.
Indian Team Members: Mithali Raj (c), Jhulan Goswami, Ekta Bisht, Harmanpreet Kaur, Mona Meshram, Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav, Sushma Verma (wk), Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Nuzhat Parween, Mansi Joshi.
Australian Team Members: Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Alyssa Healy (wk), Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Jess Jonassen, Nicole Bolton, Beth Mooney, Kristen Beams, Amanda Wellington, Sarah Aley, Ashleigh Gardner, Belinda Vakarewa.
Australian player Meg Lanning play well in this match and score 76 runs and led her team to victory. This is the fifth win for the Australian team, and they enter into the semi-final stage. Australian team got a perfect start, Bolton and Mooney score 62 runs from their partnership. Poonam Yadav caught the ball of Bolton. Later, Mooney was the second wicket to go down on the run out. Then Ellyse and Lanning score 124 runs that will raise the strength of Australian Teams. Perry also scores an unbeaten half-century.
On the other side, the Indian team had a disappointing start they lose Smriti Mandhana for three, her ball caught by the wicket keeper behind the stumps. Captain Mithali Raj set a record of first ever batter to score 6000 career runs in women’s ODI cricket. She was eventually undone by Beams off her bowling. Punam Raut played well and scored 106 runs before caught off by Perry. Later, the wickets are fall off continously and score 226 runs in 50 overs at the loss of 7 wickets. India will now play against New Zealand on Saturday for their semi-final match.