big full toss, heaved over wide mid-on and that's the victory
Australia win by nine wickets in an utterly dominant display. What tricky preparation? After a slightly ropey start with the new ball they haven't put a foot wrong. It's quite a statement. Darcie Brown starred with the ball while debutant Hannah Darlington was also very impressive. The top order then achieved the chase with considerable ease, led by Alyssa Healy's rapid start. Healy and Rachael Haynes both passing 2000 ODI runs. Can India find an answer before the second game?
Darcie Brown is Player of the Match. We are going to see plenty more of her over the season
Mithali Raj says that they needed a better opening partnership and more from the bowling attack. Is keen to give new players some game time before the World Cup.
Meg Lanning is delighted to be playing cricket again. Praises Darcie Brown's aggression and control and also picks out Hannah Darlington's debut. "Feel like we can fill the gaps," she says. "Nice to have a dominant win, we talk about finishing games off."
So, the Australian season is up and running with this fantastic team stretching their run to 25 ODI wins in a row. We'll be back on Thursday for the second game but now, from Gnasher and Saurabh, it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.
drives towards mid-off and scampers the single
defends back down the pitch
low full toss and gets the drive wide of mid-off to bring up fifty from 67 balls...felt inevitable from the moment she walked out
full and straight, 112kph, defended to mid-off
full at middle, defended
full outside leg, plays a delicate paddle-sweep through fine leg
full at middle and leg, back to the bowler
gives herself a touch of room outside leg and drives to cover
walking across the crease again, tucks this from well outside off into midwicket
goes right across outside off and drags a sweep through square leg, terrific placement
outside leg stump, goes for the sweep and it rebounds off the keeper
works a full delivery off the stumps through midwicket to keep the strike
drives without timing to mid-off
a short ball over leg stump, goes for the pull and it zips to the keeper
onto the front foot and plays to cover
digs out a full delivery
played into the covers
short outside off, Lanning will feel she has missed out as she cuts to cover
uses the feet and drives down the off side of the pitch