2nd ODI (D/N), Mackay, Sep 24 2021, India Women tour of Australia
AUS Women won by 5 wickets
Player Of The Match
125* (133)
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• Saurabh Somani

No-ball drama, Beth Mooney's 125*, Australia's epic victory

The game had it all, with India thinking they won it off the last ball, only for it to be ruled a no-ball

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Scorecard summary
India Women274/7(50 overs)
Australia Women275/5(50 overs)
end of over 5013 runs
AUS-W: 275/5CRR: 5.50 
Nicola Carey39 (38)
Beth Mooney125 (133)
Jhulan Goswami 8-0-40-1
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 10-0-49-0

Cricket, bloody hell! Australia win by five wickets in what has been an epic game of cricket. A few moments again India were convinced they had won that game. But what should have been the last ball was called a no-ball for height, a massive call from the third umpire. Where to start with the rest of that game? Beth Mooney has played one of the great innings. Tahlia McGrath also played a vital hand, as did Nicola Carey at the end.

Beth Mooney "I was pretty disappointed that I left 13 for the last over but credit to Nic it was a great partnership at the end and thought we had really great plans. We were guessing what they were going to bowl, you just got to run hard and was lucky I had a bit left in the tank. I like batting there [opening] but Rach and Midge do a great job there."

Mithali Raj "It was a great game played by both the teams, was thinking it was around 550 runs today. The batting department has done really well. [The no-ball] For me it was quite a nervous last ball because anything could have happened, we didn't expect a no-ball but it's part of the game and we were all on the edge of our seat. We will continue to put up the show we did today.

Meg Lanning "It was pretty stressful watching, but looked like Moons and Nic had it under control to be honest. We lost those early wickets which wasn't ideal but there was some early movement and thought India bowled extremely well. The way the game finished was quite incredible. We feel like we have that depth in our batting and bowling and we've seen that in the first two games. Moons going up to opening with Rach out showed our versatility and nice to scrape our way to victory. Both sides had their moments then that last over had it all."

Phew, blimey, what a finish. A magnificent day of cricket with a touch of controversy thrown in at the end.

Deepak: "No Ball? Ball was dying on the batter, it was a terrible call from the 3rd umpire. Not to forget, Indians let it slip with some average bowling, bad fielding and ordinary captaincy from Raj"

Rajat Raj: "India's fielding leaves a lot to be desired. There were at least 5 misfields in last 10 overs. So many risk twos by Aus"

Right, on that note I'll wrap things up for tonight. I need a lie down. We'll be back on Sunday for the final game of the ODI leg of this series. Until then, it's goodbye from Gnasher and Saurabh.

Goswami to Carey, 2 runs

full and straight, clipped into midwicket and makes it back for the second. An extraordinary victory for Australia to keep the streak alive.

Free hit Did the batters make the run? Umpires confirming how many needed to win. Two runs to win. Can only be run out.

Goswami to Carey, (no ball)

full toss, caught at midwicket! But they are going to check for the height. What drama. India are celebrating. It's VERY close. What will the third umpire decide? It could easily be called no-ball this. There's some rocking and rolling here. They are still looking at this. Crazy end to the game. IT'S A NO-BALL!!!

3 to win, 2 for the Super Over. Mooney has faced one ball in this over

Goswami to Carey, 2 runs

full outside off, dragged down towards long-on, they get back for the second! Oh boy

5 off 2 balls. 4 for a Super Over

Goswami to Mooney, 1 leg bye

moves right across outside off, tries to scoop but it's only single towards short fine leg

6 off 3 balls

Goswami to Carey, 1 bye

they steal a bye! Was very well bowled, full outside leg, Carey didn't connect but Mooney was alert

Goswami apologised straight away. That slipped out with the damp ball. Carey gets the concussion check and a new helmet. Free hit coming up

Goswami to Carey, (no ball)

oh dear! That's a beamer which has clattered straight into Carey's helmet. Of course it's a no-ball. Main thing is Carey okay? Seems like but that was a horrendous blow

8 off 4 balls. Probably still need a boundary

Goswami to Carey, 2 runs

full outside leg stump, heaved into the leg side and there's another misfield which allows the second

Goswami to Mooney, 3 runs

full toss, swung off the pads through midwicket and Mooney makes it back for the second...AND THERE'S AN OVERTHROW. But it means Mooney is off strike

Australia need 13 off the last over. 12 for a Super Over! What a game this has been. Long discussion between India's think tank. Who will bowl? It's Goswami. Plenty of time being taken to set the field

end of over 4910 runs
AUS-W: 262/5CRR: 5.34 RRR: 13.00
Beth Mooney122 (131)
Nicola Carey33 (32)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 10-0-49-0
Poonam Yadav 6-0-38-0
Gayakwad to Mooney, 1 run

full at the pads, swings and finds short fine leg...could easily have gone to the rope

Gayakwad to Mooney, 2 runs

did this reach deep midwicket?! Mooney skipped down the pitch, flicked it strongly, Rodrigues comes in off the rope, doesn't quite get there

Gayakwad to Carey, 1 run

drives along the ground to long-off

Gayakwad to Mooney, 1 run

over the wicket, goes right across outside off and swings to leg, gets a massive top edge back over the keeper. Loses the strike

Gayakwad to Mooney, FOUR runs

finds the cover boundary! What a stroke. Gave herself a touch of room outside leg and drove through the covers

Gayakwad to Carey, 1 leg bye

right across the stumps, goes for the sweep, ends up at short fine leg...there was an appeal for lbw. Very close! Looked out

Marcus: "Carey has done a good job but I think having two left handers in at the same time has helped India with their bowling and fielding strategies, they have been so disciplined."

Mooney on her haunches trying to take in some big breathes. She has been on the field for every ball of the game

end of over 4810 runs
AUS-W: 252/5CRR: 5.25 RRR: 11.50
Beth Mooney114 (127)
Nicola Carey32 (30)
Poonam Yadav 6-0-38-0
Deepti Sharma 9-0-60-1
Poonam to Mooney, FOUR runs

does it reach the rope, yes it does! Short on the pads, swung wide of short fine leg and deep square can't cut it off

Poonam to Mooney, no run

goes for the slog sweep, inside edge into the's a dot

Poonam to Mooney, 2 runs

did that carry to cover? Driven very firmly, think it was a chance, they make it back for the second

Poonam to Mooney, 2 runs

conventional sweep from Mooney, backward of square, gets near the rope but not far enough for Australia

Poonam to Carey, 1 run

reverse hits again, but was wide outside leg stump and couldn't get any power

Poonam to Mooney, 1 run

uses her feet and drives down to long-off...can't find the rope

Australia need a big over

Match details
Ray Mitchell Oval, Harrup Park, Mackay
TossAustralia Women, elected to field first
SeriesIndia Women tour of Australia
Player Of The Match
Beth Mooney
Beth Mooney
Series resultAustralia Women led the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberODI no. 1216
Match days24 September 2021 - daynight (50-over match)
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Bruce Oxenford
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Eloise Sheridan
TV Umpire
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Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
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Claire Polosak
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsAustralia Women 2, India Women 0
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