Australia Women vs India Women pink-ball Test Day 3, LIVE cricket Score: Perry, McGrath steady hosts after Lanning's exit
Australia Women vs India Women pink-ball Test Day 3, LIVE cricket Score: Perry, McGrath steady hosts after Lanning's exit
After 44 overs,Australia Women 106/3 ( Ellyse Perry 15 , Tahlia McGrath 16)
Pooja Vastrakar returns to the attack in place of Rajeshwari Gayakwad. Perry moves to 15 with a boundary off the penultimate delivery, cutting behind square with precise timing. Time for the players to have a drink now.
After 43 overs,Australia Women 102/3 ( Ellyse Perry 11 , Tahlia McGrath 16)
Tidy over from Meghna with just one coming off it, as Perry flicks the ball through square leg off the penultimate delivery for a single.
After 42 overs,Australia Women 101/3 ( Ellyse Perry 10 , Tahlia McGrath 16)
McGrath brings up the 100 for the Aussies with a lovely cut off Gayakwad, with Mandhana giving the ball a chase and putting in a slide, albeit in vain. Partnership between Perry and McGrath worth 21 at the moment.
After 41 overs,Australia Women 97/3 ( Ellyse Perry 10 , Tahlia McGrath 12)
A relatively expensive over from Meghna as she concedes 10 off her eighth over, including a boundary to McGrath in the third delivery as the all-rounder flicks a low full toss towards the long-leg fence — only the second boundary of the session and the first in more than 12 overs. Fine stop by substitute Jemimah Rodrigues at cover in the penultimate ball after a well-timed drive by McGrath to save three runs for her side.
After 40 overs,Australia Women 87/3 ( Ellyse Perry 9 , Tahlia McGrath 3)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad returns to the attack as Deepti is given a break after a fine spell (4-3-2-0). One off the over, with Perry setting off for a single after a misfield by Shafali at cover.
After 39 overs,Australia Women 86/3 ( Ellyse Perry 8 , Tahlia McGrath 3)
Just the one off Meghna’s seventh over as Perry sets off for a single after guiding the full delivery past mid on. She moves to 8, having faced 44 balls along the way.
There is a reason for DRS' exclusion after all!
Have been told it was always the plan to have DRS for this series but the late change of venues and logistical problems (including border closures) made it impossible. Which is obviously not ideal. #AUSvIND https://t.co/OJUfdyApCb— Melinda Farrell (@melindafarrell) October 2, 2021
After 38 overs,Australia Women 85/3 ( Ellyse Perry 7 , Tahlia McGrath 3)
McGrath looks to drive the ball around in order to break the rut, but is unable to pick the gaps. Another maiden for Deepti. Partnership currently worth 5 off 35 deliveries.
After 37 overs,Australia Women 85/3 ( Ellyse Perry 7 , Tahlia McGrath 3)
Meghna Singh returns to the attack, replacing Vastrakar. Starts off with a maiden with just the one leg bye being added to the Aussie total in this over. The runs, meanwhile, appear to have dried up for the hosts since the dismissals of Healy and Lanning, both of whom were scoring at an impressive rate.
After 36 overs,Australia Women 84/3 ( Ellyse Perry 7 , Tahlia McGrath 3)
Perry dances down the track and drives towards extra cover for a single — the first run Deepti’s conceded in this innings. Another single, this time collected by McGrath off the last delivery as she guides the ball through square leg. Two from the over.
After 35 overs,Australia Women 82/3 ( Ellyse Perry 6 , Tahlia McGrath 2)
Back-to-back maidens for the Indians now as McGrath blocks and defends her way through Vastrakar’s ninth over.
Teams will really be missing DRS in this Test
After 34 overs,Australia Women 82/3 ( Ellyse Perry 6 , Tahlia McGrath 2)
Third maiden on the trot for Deepti Sharma as Ellyse Perry, who has faced 39 deliveries for 6 so far, blocks her way through this over.
After 33 overs,Australia Women 82/3 ( Ellyse Perry 6 , Tahlia McGrath 2)
Vastrakar strikes in her second over of the spell, trapping Lanning leg-before as the Aussie captain departs for 38. Replays however, confirm an inside edge, and Lanning simply was unlucky on the occasion. Tahlia McGrath walks out to bat and gets off the mark with a brace.
OUT! Vastrakar gets rid of the well-set Australian captain Lanning, successfully appealing for leg-before with a length delivery. Huge wicket for the Indians as they snap the momentum that was starting to build with the steady third-wicket stand. Replays however, show Lanning was hard-done by, with an inside-edge somehow escaping the umpire's attention. Another reminder of how much the two sides would be missing DRS in this landmark fixture. AUS 80/3
Lanning LBW Vastrakar 38(78)
After 32 overs,Australia Women 80/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 38 , Ellyse Perry 6)
Deepti continues, with Goswami standing at the lone slip along with a silly point and a catching midwicket. Second maiden on the trot for the offie.
After 31 overs,Australia Women 80/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 38 , Ellyse Perry 6)
Change from both ends as Pooja Vastrakar returns to the attack in place of Goswami. Perry clips a full delivery from the seamer through square leg in the penultimate ball to move to 6, with the deficit now less than 300. Lanning drives through cover in the penultimate delivery, coming back for an easy second.
After 30 overs,Australia Women 77/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 36 , Ellyse Perry 5)
First bowling change of the session as Deepti Sharma, who produced a valuable 66 earlier during India’s innings, replaces Gayakwad. She starts off with a maiden.
After 29 overs,Australia Women 77/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 36 , Ellyse Perry 5)
Two off Goswami’s 10th over as Perry grabs a brace off the second delivery, guiding the ball through the midwicket region. Australia’s deficit stand exactly at 300 at the moment.
After 28 overs,Australia Women 75/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 36 , Ellyse Perry 3)
Lanning gets going in this over with the first boundary of the session as she gets on the backfoot and cuts hard through point in the penultimate delivery. Four from the over.
After 27 overs,Australia Women 71/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 32 , Ellyse Perry 3)
Goswami keeps things tight to collect a maiden. Narrowly beats Perry’s outside edge with a sharp delivery at the end of the over. Perry was tempted into the drive by the senior pacer, and narrowly avoided getting caught-behind.
After 26 overs,Australia Women 71/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 32 , Ellyse Perry 3)
Gayakwad continues as Mithali sticks to the ploy of having a spinner from one and and a seamer from the other. Just one from the over, with Perry collecting a single in the penultimate ball.
After 25 overs,Australia Women 70/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 32 , Ellyse Perry 2)
Goswami continues after the tea break, giving away one in the first over of the session as Ellyse Perry keeps the strike with a single off the last delivery.
Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry make their way back to the centre along with the Indian XI, with Jhulan Goswami set to continue after the tea interval
After 24 overs,Australia Women 69/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 32 , Ellyse Perry 1)
Gayakwad continues, bowling the final over of the session. Lanning collects a boundary off the second delivery, cutting behind square, before Bhatia appears to put down a chance in the last ball of the over.
And it’s Tea on Day 3, with Healy’s dismissal somewhat opening things up for the Indians.
After 23 overs,Australia Women 65/2 ( Meg Lanning (C) 28 , Ellyse Perry 1)
Jhulan Goswami returns to the attack, and instantly makes an impact by breaking the second wicket stand as Healy gets a feather while looking to block, with Bhatia doing the rest behind the stumps. Out walks the superstar Ellyse Perry, and she gets off the mark right away with a single. Leg bye added in the last delivery. Two runs and a wicket from this over.
OUT! Goswami with the breakthrough! Makes an instant impact after Mithali brings her back shortly before tea as she gets the in-form Aussie keeper-bat caught-behind. Beautifully set up by the senior pacer as she bowled a couple of short deliveries along with an inswinger earlier in the over, before catching Healy off-guard with a fuller delivery that nips away slightly. Caught the batter in two minds, and got the reward in the end. AUS 63/2
Healy c Bhatia b Goswami 29(66)
After 22 overs,Australia Women 63/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 29 , Meg Lanning (C) 28)
Lanning attempts to pull a short delivery in the third ball of the over, but ends up gloving it onto her helmet. Fuller delivery from Vastrakar next ball, and is steered through cover point for a boundary. Four from the over.
After 21 overs,Australia Women 59/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 29 , Meg Lanning (C) 24)
Lanning works the ball through the leg side for a single off the penultimate ball of this over, before Healy grabs a brace with a cut next ball. Partnership between the two now touching the 50-run mark.
After 20 overs,Australia Women 56/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 27 , Meg Lanning (C) 23)
Tidy over from Vastrakar with just one coming off it, as a leg bye is added to the Australian total in the fourth delivery. Second maiden for the seamer in five overs.
How costly will that prove for the visitors?
After 19 overs,Australia Women 55/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 27 , Meg Lanning (C) 23)
Lanning collects a single off the second delivery, beating backward point with a cut. Just the one off Gayakwad’s fourth over.
After 18 overs,Australia Women 54/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 27 , Meg Lanning (C) 22)
Maiden for Vastrakar, her first in the four overs that she’s bowled so far after replacing Meghna. A little under 30 minutes left for tea in this session.
After 17 overs,Australia Women 54/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 27 , Meg Lanning (C) 22)
And now Lanning moves into the 20s, collecting a boundary off Gayakwad off the penultimate delivery of the left-arm spinner’s third over. The current Aussie pair looking increasingly comfortable at the moment, with the partnership between them worth 40 at the moment.
After 16 overs,Australia Women 50/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 27 , Meg Lanning (C) 18)
Healy collects a single off the second ball. Dropped! Deepti puts down a chance at gully after Lanning edges a full delivery from Vastrakar. And she gets another reprieve in the very next delivery as she gets a leading edge, with the ball falling between mid off and extra cover, allowing the Aussie skipper to collect a single. 50 up for the hosts in this over.
After 15 overs,Australia Women 48/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 26 , Meg Lanning (C) 17)
Gayakwad bowls with an FSL in place along with a slip and a gully to Lanning. Her second over goes for a maiden.
After 14 overs,Australia Women 48/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 26 , Meg Lanning (C) 17)
Four off Vastrakar’s second over of the day, including a brace to Healy in the first delivery. Decent partnership so far between Healy and Lanning so far, worth 34 off 45.
After 13 overs,Australia Women 44/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 23 , Meg Lanning (C) 16)
Change from both ends now with left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad replacing Jhulan Goswami. She’s off to a poor start as Healy smacks a short ball down leg towards the backward square boundary for a four. Single to Healy three balls later. Five from the over.
After 12 overs,Australia Women 39/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 18 , Meg Lanning (C) 16)
First bowling change of the innings, with Pooja Vastrakar being introduced in place of Meghna. Healy collects a brace off the second delivery after guiding the ball towards deep midwicket. Three more singles added in the over.
After 11 overs,Australia Women 34/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 14 , Meg Lanning (C) 15)
Lanning continues to attack, this time pulling a short ball from Goswami in front of square towards the midwicket fence in the third delivery. The Aussie skipper goes past Healy’s score in quick time. Drinks called on the field at the end of this over.
What a ball!
After 10 overs,Australia Women 29/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 13 , Meg Lanning (C) 11)
And now this is turning out to be some counterattack from Lanning as she starts off Meghna’s fifth over with a lovely cover drive. Four from the over.
After 9 overs,Australia Women 25/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 13 , Meg Lanning (C) 7)
And now the Aussie skipper collects a boundary for herself as Goswami fires one down leg, with Lanning getting a bit of bat on it to direct it towards fine leg. Lanning keeps the strike with a single off the last delivery. Five from the over.
After 8 overs,Australia Women 20/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 13 , Meg Lanning (C) 2)
Healy, meanwhile, moves to double figures in Meghna’s fourth over with a lovely cover drive, collecting her second boundary and in the process, taking some pressure off her back. Four from the over.
After 7 overs,Australia Women 16/1 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 9 , Meg Lanning (C) 2)
Another LBW appeal by Goswami, this time Mooney the batter in question, though the umpire did spot the inside edge. The constant pressure being built by the Indians since the start of the innings results in Mooney playing on to her stumps while looking to drive the ball towards the midwicket/mid-on region. Out walks skipper Meg Lanning and she gets off the mark with a brace off the second delivery that she faces. The Indians very much on top at the moment, getting the early breakthrough after posting a challenging 377 on the board.
BOWLED! Goswami had been building pressure from the outset, and her discipline pays dividends as Mooney getting beaten, with the ball clipping the top of her leg stump as India get the early breakthrough! AUS 14/1
Mooney b Goswami 4(16)
After 6 overs,Australia Women 14/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 9 , Beth Mooney 4)
After lighting up the Metricon Stadium with a dazzling 127, Mandhana exhibits some superb reflexes at FSL as she nearly runs Mooney out after the batter taps the ball in her direction. Narrowly misses the stumps, else it was over for her. Three from Meghna’s third over.
After 5 overs,Australia Women 11/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 8 , Beth Mooney 3)
Just two off Goswami’s third over of the day, with Healy and Mooney both collecting a single each. The floodlights at the Metricon Stadium, meanwhile, are in full force right now, and the Aussie batters could be in for a challenging phase early in their innings with Goswami and Singh so far bowling tight lines.
After 4 overs,Australia Women 9/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 7 , Beth Mooney 2)
Meghna starts off with a silly mid off in place. Mooney collects a single off the second delivery. Just the one from the over.
After 3 overs,Australia Women 8/0 ( Alyssa Healy (W) 7 , Beth Mooney 1)
Loud appeal for LBW by Goswami after Healy’s hit high on the back thigh pad after getting beaten by an inswinger, though umpire Claire Polosak shakes her head. Maiden over.
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Day 2 report: Smriti Mandhana continued from where she left off on the opening day as she became the first Indian in seven years to score a Test century in women's cricket, before rain made its way back to the Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast to wash out a majority of overs on the second day of the pink-ball Test between Australia and India.
Mandhana, who was unbeaten on 80 overnight, brought up her maiden Test ton with a boundary off Ellyse Perry in the afternoon session on the second day, taking 170 deliveries to get there.
The left-handed Indian opener had been on the offensive from the very start of her innings, and by the time she departed for 127 after having cracked 22 fours and a six, India were in a solid position looking at the possibility of posting a challenging first innings total in the range of 350-400.
Australia, however, did claw back after her departure. Punam Raut made headlines as she decided to walk on her own towards the Indian dugout after the umpire turned down Sophie Molineux' appeal for caught-behind. Perry got her first wicket of the multi-format series when Yastika Bhatia, batting at No 5, holed out to Beth Mooney, while skipper Mithali Raj was run out after a mix-up with Deepti Sharma.
By the time the weather decided to play spoilsport for a second day running, India were 276/5 with Deepti batting on 12 in the company of wicketkeeper-batter Taniya Bhatia, who was yet to get off the mark.