Mithali Raj was hit on the helmet by Ellyse Perry’s brutal guards at the first ODI.© Twitter
Missari Large completed 20,000 career runs in a gritty half-century at the first ODI between Indian and Australian women at Harlap Park in Mackay, Queensland on Tuesday, and yet another mile. Achieved a stone. Missari’s knock was crucial to the Indian cause, as most other batters could not change their start. Early in the inning, the Indian captain brought a “hit” to the helmet from the ferocious Ellyse Perry bouncer, but she continued to fight and 59 to help India post 225/8 with over 50. The second ODI50 has been reached.
Perry threw a short to the Indian batting star with 15 overs of Indian innings that Mizari batting at 11. Misari tried to move away from the bouncer, but it was well-directed and soon approached her.
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Australia beat Toss and put India in the bat. The Indians fell on the leaflets in favor of Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, both of whom soon fell in a row.
Yastica Batia and Misari have stabilized the ship for India and have formed a 77-run partnership at the third ticket gate. Yastica fell to Darcy Brown on the 27th, but Deep Tisharma could only run nine times before she also packed.
Misari fought and rounded up another half a century, but was cunning 61 to spinner Sophie Molino and India suffered 5 at 166.
Hannah Darlington picked up the next two ticket gates with India in great trouble. However, cameos from Richa Gauche (not 29 to 32) and Julan Goswami (24 to 20) helped India reach a significant total of 225.
But Australia ridiculed the chase with Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy in the opening round adding 126 runs to the first wickets.
Healy was sent off with a run-a-ball 77 and Haynes defeated undefeated 93, but captain Meg Lanning was unable to play at 53. The host chased the target with just 41 overs and took the 1-0 lead in three ODI games. series.
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