Man of the Match: Ellyse Perry
Host Australia aim to make a strong comeback against India at Canberra!
Expect Australia women to beat India women in this contest!
Host Australia will be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on India Women in the 3rd game of 2020 Australia’s women Tri-nation series at Manuka Oval in Canberra on Sunday.
In the second T20I game, Australia women suffered at the hands of England women, courtesy splendid performances from Heather Knight, Sarah Glenn, and Natalie Sciver. Australian bowlers will need to raise their game after they conceded a lot of the runs at the back end of the innings. Australian Captain Meg Lanning will be determined to make sure that the side can bring their A-game to the table against India.
On the other hand, Harmanpreet Kaur-led unit will be keen to maintain their standards with bat and ball. The side comfortably brushed aside England in the opening game of the tri-nation series played at Manuka Oval.
The home side will rue the fact that they have won their opening game against England. Australia will certainly make changes to their bowling lineup for this contest.
The bowlers erred in their execution in the last 10 overs of the innings. Ellyse Perry was the standout performer with the ball in hand and finished with figures of 1 for 9 in his four overs. Megan Schutt, Delissa Kimmince and Annabel Sutherland all conceded a lot of the runs to see England post a competitive score on the board.
Chasing 156 runs to win, wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy perished for a low score to see Australia get off to a shaky start. Beth Mooney and Ashleigh Gardner led the fightback and added 46 runs for the second wicket. Ashleigh Gardner failed to capitalize on her good start and scored 16 runs off 20 balls with the help of three boundaries.
England spinners dried up the runs and dismissed Meg Lanning for a low score to see Australia lose their third wicket with 71 runs on the board. Leg-spinner Sarah Glenn dismissed Ellyse Perry and Rachael Haynes in the 14th over to see Australia lost the way in the chase.
Opener Beth Mooney was the standout performer with the bat for Australia. Left-hander produced exceptional innings and scored 65 runs off 45 balls with the help of nine fours and one six.
Debutant Annabel Sutherland made quite an impression with the bat and helped Australia take the game down to the wire. She scored 22 not out off 11 balls with the help of four boundaries. Tail-ender Delissa Kimmince also chipped in with 15 runs off 6 balls with the help of one four and one six.
In the bowling department, the likes of Megan Schutt, Delissa Kimmince and Annabel Sutherland will need to make significant improvements for the game against India.
Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (captain), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt
In their opening fixture, India women registered a five-wicket win over England women, courtesy splendid performances from Harmanpreet Kaur, Shafali Verma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. With this result, India will be keen to extend their winning streak in the T20 format.
Spinners delivered splendid performances to help India overcome England in the game played at Manuka Oval. Spin trio of Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma bowled well and five wickets between them. Rajeshwari Gayakwad was the standout bowler for the side and finished with figures of 2 for 19 in his four overs.
Medium-pacer Shikha Pandey also bowled well and finished with figures of 2 for 33 in his four overs.
Chasing 148 runs to win, openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma got the side off to an excellent start. Smriti Mandhana failed to capitalize on her good start and perished after scoring 15 runs off 10 balls with the help of three fours. Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues added 37 runs to keep the scoreboard ticking for India Women.
Rookie opener Shafali Verma played well and scored 30 runs off 25 balls with the help of four boundaries, whereas Jemimah Rodrigues chipped in with 26 runs off 20 balls with the help of four fours.
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur was the standout performer for India in the game against England. She produced splendid innings and smashed 42 not out off 34 balls with the help of five fours and one six.
Wicket-keeper Tanya Bhatia and Deepti Sharma also chipped in with crucial scores to see India women complete the chase in the final over of the innings.
Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Radha Yadav, Shafali Verma
Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Taniya Bhatia, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Arundhati Reddy, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
|Hr||Temp||Rain||W. speed||W. direction||Clouds|
|00h||37||0 mm.||6.85 k/h||From: WNW||4%|
|03h||34||0 mm.||6.15 k/h||From: WNW||0%|
|06h||32||0 mm.||6 k/h||From: WNW||21%|
|09h||23||0 mm.||1.91 k/h||From: NNW||78%|
|12h||16||0 mm.||0.75 k/h||From: WSW||73%|
|15h||12||0 mm.||1.08 k/h||From: WSW||18%|
|18h||10||0 mm.||1.41 k/h||From: WSW||9%|
|21h||14||0 mm.||0.7 k/h||From: WSW||88%|
The wicket prepared for the game will provide assistance to the spin bowlers. Batsmen will have to spend time at the crease to score runs on this wicket. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Sunday is expected to have thundery showers in the daytime.
Manuka Oval in Canberra is going to host the third T20I game between Australia women and India women. Australia women will need to make amends for their poor record at Manuka Oval. The home side have only won two games out of seven played at this venue.
The side that wins the toss would be keen to bat first and post a decent total on the board. Average first innings score at the venue is around 140 to 150 runs.
Based on the current form, Australia Women will be expected to win their game against India Women. The home side will have a slight advantage as they are playing in their conditions. With likes of Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry doing well in the previous game, Australia women will be determined to put in a clinical performance in this contest.
Expect Australia women to beat India women in this contest!