1st ODI, Mackay, Sep 21 2021, India Women tour of Australia
(41/50 ov, target 226)227/1
AUS Women won by 9 wickets (with 54 balls remaining)
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• Alex Malcolm

Darcie Brown four-for, Haynes, Healy, Lanning fifties hand India crushing defeat

Hosts take two points in multi-format series as Mithali Raj's fifty is in vain in India's nine-wicket loss

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Scores: Harshith Gowda
Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
India Women225/8(50 overs)
Australia Women227/1(41 overs)
end of over 419 runs
AUS-W: 227/1CRR: 5.53 
Rachael Haynes93 (100)
Meg Lanning53 (69)
Jhulan Goswami 10-0-38-0
Sneh Rana 9-1-46-0

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.

Goswami to Haynes, FOUR runs

big full toss, heaved over wide mid-on and that's the victory

Goswami to Lanning, 1 run

drives towards mid-off and scampers the single

Goswami to Lanning, no run

defends back down the pitch

Goswami to Lanning, FOUR runs

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

Goswami to Lanning, no run

full and straight, 112kph, defended to mid-off

Goswami to Lanning, no run

full at middle, defended

end of over 408 runs
AUS-W: 218/1CRR: 5.45 RRR: 0.80
Rachael Haynes89 (99)
Meg Lanning48 (64)
Sneh Rana 9-1-46-0
Jhulan Goswami 9-0-29-0
Rana to Haynes, 2 runs

full outside leg, plays a delicate paddle-sweep through fine leg

Rana to Haynes, no run

full at middle and leg, back to the bowler

Rana to Haynes, no run

gives herself a touch of room outside leg and drives to cover

Rana to Lanning, 1 run

walking across the crease again, tucks this from well outside off into midwicket

Rana to Lanning, FOUR runs

goes right across outside off and drags a sweep through square leg, terrific placement

Rana to Haynes, 1 run

outside leg stump, goes for the sweep and it rebounds off the keeper

end of over 391 run
AUS-W: 210/1CRR: 5.38 RRR: 1.45
Rachael Haynes86 (95)
Meg Lanning43 (62)
Jhulan Goswami 9-0-29-0
Sneh Rana 8-1-38-0
Goswami to Haynes, 1 run

works a full delivery off the stumps through midwicket to keep the strike

Goswami to Haynes, no run

drives without timing to mid-off

Goswami to Haynes, no run

a short ball over leg stump, goes for the pull and it zips to the keeper

Goswami to Haynes, no run

onto the front foot and plays to cover

Goswami to Haynes, no run

digs out a full delivery

Goswami to Haynes, no run

played into the covers

end of over 384 runs
AUS-W: 209/1CRR: 5.50 RRR: 1.41
Meg Lanning43 (62)
Rachael Haynes85 (89)
Sneh Rana 8-1-38-0
Jhulan Goswami 8-0-28-0
Rana to Lanning, no run

short outside off, Lanning will feel she has missed out as she cuts to cover

Rana to Haynes, 1 run

uses the feet and drives down the off side of the pitch

Match details
Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay
TossAustralia Women, elected to field first
SeriesIndia Women tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Darcie Brown
Darcie Brown
Series resultAustralia Women led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 1213
Match days21 September 2021 - day (50-over match)
WODI debut
Hannah Darlington
Hannah Darlington
Meghna Singh
Meghna Singh
Richa Ghosh
Richa Ghosh
Yastika Bhatia
Yastika Bhatia
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Claire Polosak
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Phillip Gillespie
TV Umpire
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Bruce Oxenford
Reserve Umpire
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Eloise Sheridan
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsAustralia Women 2, India Women 0