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March 14, 2012
Australia Women 300 for 7 (Lanning 128, Blackwell 81) beat India Women 79 (Raj 30*, Perry 5-19, Haynes 3-10) by 221 runs
Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry shone with bat and ball as Australia Women thrashed India Women by a record margin at Wankhede Stadium to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The loss was India Women's biggest ever in terms of runs.
India lasted just 27.1 overs as Perry snapped up a career-best 5 for 19, the second time she has taken a five-for in ODIs. Mithali Raj was left stranded on 30 as India disintegrated. Perry began the demolition by bowling the first three batsmen, including the India captain Anjum Chopra. Rachael Haynes took over from Perry with a three-wicket burst of her own. Perry came back to polish off the tail with two more strikes. India had been shot out for 79, with extras accounting for 14 runs. This equals India Women's lowest total against Australia Women at home. They had managed 79 against them at Patna in 1978.
Lanning and Alex Blackwell had earlier taken charge of the Australia innings after the openers had not made much of an impression. The duo put on 180 for the third wicket with Lanning hammering 20 boundaries in her 128 off only 104 deliveries. Blackwell was more cautious in her contribution of 81 off 106. Jess Cameron stroked 32 off 19 as Australia ended on 300 for 7, a target that proved to be completely beyond India.
The third and final ODI will be played in Mumbai on March 16.
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