Australia women v India women, 1st ODI, Adelaide February 25, 2006

Fitzpatrick bowls Australia to win

Cricinfo staff

Australia 90 for 4 (Rolton 47) beat India 89 (Fitzpatrick 5-29) by six wickets

Cathryn Fitzpatrick starred with a five-wicket haul that sunk India © Getty Images

Australia walloped India by six wickets in the first one-day international at the St Peter's College in Adelaide. Cathryn Fitzpatrick took a five-wicket haul as India, after being asked to bat first, struggled right from the start. Fitzpatrick's three-wicket opening burst left India reeling at 4 for 19, a position from which they never really recovered.

India briefly were in the game with a 20-run partnership for the fifth-wicket that lifted them to 4 for 39 before losing their way again. Lisa Sthalekar joined the fun, grabbing two wickets before Fitzpatrick came back to add two more to her tally.

In reply, Australia stuttered briefly after a double strike from Jhulan Goswami reduced them to 2 for 16 before Karen Rolton, the captain, took charge, with a 72-ball 47 with eight hits to the fence, to power Australia home.