The Indian women’s cricket team will take on Australia women in the 2nd T20I at the Carrara Oval in Queensland on Saturday, October 9.
The first T20I between the two teams was washed out due to rain but saw some quality batting performances from the Indian eves. India had crossed the 130-run mark within 15 overs with Jemimah Rodrigues missing out on her half-century by a single run. The 21-year-old batter was unbeaten and finished a run short of scoring her seventh half-century in T20Is due to rain.
The likes of Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma scored quickfire runs too. The latter, in fact, hit three sixes during her short stay at the crease.
As for Australia, Ashleigh Gardner was the most successful bowler as she claimed two wickets while conceding 28 runs in three overs. The hosts currently leads the multi-format series 7-5 on points but India will have the opportunity of bringing the series back on level terms with a win on Saturday.
Even though the rain gods played spoilsport in the first, there was plenty of action to suggest that the second T20I will make for a good watch. Conditions will be tricky and it will be interesting to see how the Harmanpreet Singh-led team will adapt to it.
Australia women vs India women T20I squads
Australia women’s T20I squad: Meg Lanning (captain), Rachael Haynes (vice-captain), Darcie Brown, Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Carey, Hannah Darlington, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy (wicket-keeper), Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney (wicket-keeper), Ellyse Perry, Georgia Redmayne, Molly Strano, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham
India women’s T20I squad: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Yastika Bhatia, Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Deepti Sharma, Harleen Deol, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Arunhati Reddy, Radha Yadav, Renuka Singh
Where to watch Australia women vs India women second T20I live in India?
The Australia women vs India women 2nd T20I will be telecast live from 1:40 PM on Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Australia women vs India women T20I series will be available on the SonyLIV app and website.
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