India v Australia, 2nd T20 international, Visakhapatnam March 19, 2012

Australia take a 2-0 lead

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia 115 for 2 (Cameron 68*, Lanning 40, Subhalaxmi 1-19) beat India 111 for 3 (Chopra 33, Coyte 1-20) by eight wickets

Australia Women won the second Twenty20 international against India Women in Visakhapatnam to take a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

India elected to bat and Amita Sharma (28 off 16 balls) provided them with initial momentum, hitting five boundaries. However, her dismissal in the seventh over put the brakes on India's scoring. Captain Anjum Chopra (33 off 51 balls) and Mithali Raj (18 off 30 balls) shared a 43-run partnership, in just over nine overs. Harmanpreet Kaur, who scored two half-centuries in her last two outings, could only score nine off 14 balls.

A target of 112 runs was not much of a challenge for Australia as Jess Cameron (68*) and Meg Lanning (40) shared a 98-run stand, setting up a win in just the 18th over. Cameron's third consecutive half-century of the tour was laced with two hits over the boundary and seven fours.

The third game of the series will be played on Wednesday at the same venue.

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  • Dummy4 on March 19, 2012, 13:51 GMT

    This match is happening in my town and the stadium is 2 km away from home even then no one knows that these matches were happening. Such is the encouragement given to women cricket in India. What ever, I hope Indian women win at least one match. Anjum and Mithali have lot of experience but they are not playing up to their potential. Aussies always give their 100% in almost ever sport. In women cricket three teams dominate One England, New Zealand and then Australia. Other teams standard is very poor and they have to improve their game to beat the above teams more frequently.

  • far on March 19, 2012, 10:22 GMT

    i hope ladies your telling the men's side this . well done

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