India v Australia, 2nd women's ODI, Mumbai March 14, 2012

Lanning, Perry hand India biggest defeat

ESPNcricinfo staff

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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  • Nikhil on March 15, 2012, 11:43 GMT

    Just've a look at the Career Avg column & there is no mention of Strike Rate for the Indian team! & the least for the Oz is 60+ & avg is 70+, which itself explains the gulf bet the 2 sides. As I mentioned earlier as well, you need to find a lady Sehwag at the top of the order to demoralise the opposition. Also, why not innovate by sending Sharma or Kaur at the top, since they tend to attack, which if works, can do wonders! Also, when you get a 35yr old Chopra back as captain, it doesn't bode too well for Indian Women's cricket sadly.

  • Roo on March 15, 2012, 8:03 GMT

    Wow... An amazing match girls & great allround performance by the team... Still no "Woman of the Match" - can't split it today & is shared between Lanning & Perry... Glad to hear that they are pushing for the 3-0 scoreline after faltering against the Kiwi's when they had already won the series at home...

  • far on March 15, 2012, 1:27 GMT

    way to go ladies good win now for the next game

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