Women's Cricket: Australia beat India by 8 wickets

Women's Cricket: Australia beat India by 8 wickets

Women's Cricket: Australia beat India by 8 wickets

Australia rode on opener Nicole Bolton's brilliant unbeaten ton to tame the Indian eves by eight wickets in the opening women's One-day global and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match rubber. However, Mandhana was trapped in front of the wicket by Amanda-Jade Wellington in the first ball of the 10th over, giving the leg-spinner the first of her three wickets.

Bolton's opening partner Alyssa Healy made 38 and captain Meg Lanning 33 before being run out.

After having won the toss and electing to bat first, Indian openers got off to a decent start but Smriti Mandhana's dismissal opened up the floodgates.

She tuned up for her worldwide return in two practice matches last week against India A, dismissed for just one in the first game before retiring unbeaten on 63 in Thursday's comfortable tour win.

With skipper Mithali Raj, the batting mainstay, unable to make the squad because of suspected viral fever, it was important somebody at the top of the order played a long innings. She (Pooja Vastrakar) played very well in South Africa and she showed her character today as well. "I think it will turn more in the two matches that will follow here", she said.

Thereafter, all-rounder Ellyse Perry (25 not out off 26; 4x1) walked in and in the company of Bolton, who reached her fourth women's ODI ton, completed the formalities with 107 balls to spare.

Kaur pointed out to her bowlers not sticking to the field settings and their tactics simply not working.

It was left to a spirited Pooja Vastrakar, in only her second ODI, to give respectability to the innings. That was the time when Verma and Vastrakar joined hands to bail India out of a precarious situation.

This was the 18-year-old Vastrakars maiden half century, and she laced her crucial knock with seven boundaries and a six, while Verma found the fence three times during her 71-ball innings.

Alyssa Healy (38) provided the right impetus in the chase scoring six boundaries and a six and laid a solid 60-run opening stand with Bolton (100 not out) at the other end.

The Australians were disciplined with the ball with the spinners taking eight wickets.

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