Harmanpreet Kaur's blitzkrieg helped India score 281 runs in their allotted 50 overs. She hit 7 sixes and 20 fours in a majestic innings of 175 runs off only 115 balls. Australia now need to bat out of their skin to upset India who have won all the matches at County Ground in Derby in this World Cup.
India is taking on Australia in the second semifinal of ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 at County Ground in Derby. Indian captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bat.The match has been reduced to a 42-over a side contest as heavy rains led to a delayed start.
The Indian eves started off the tournament with a bang and upset hosts England in the first match. The winning streak continued till four matches but the team then lost the momentum a little and had to struggle to make it to the semis.
Here are the live match updates:
# Australia 245 all out
# Australia 227/9 in 38 overs
# Australia 158-8 after 30.3 overs
# Goswami to Blackwell, out Jonassen Run Out!
# Australia 154-7 after 30 overs
# Australia 140-5 after 27 overs
# Shikha Pandey to Perry, THAT'S OUT!! Caught
# Australia 130-4 after 24 overs
# Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Villani, out Caught by Mandhana
# Australia 106-3 after 20 overs
# Rajeshwari Gayakwad to Villani, FOUR, rocketed to the fence
# Australia 72-3 after 16 overs
# Shikha Pandey to Villani, FOUR!, short and wide, Villani opens the bat face and slices the cut to the right of Veda at backward point
# Australia 25-3 after 8 overs
# Deepti Sharma to Bolton, OUT! Caught & Bowled
# Shikha Pandey to Perry, FOUR! straying on the pads, Perry gets inside the line and unfurls her wrists on the flick. Through mid-
wicket for four
# Australia 9-2 after 5 overs
# Goswami to Lanning, OUT Bowled! The veteran pacer gives Australia the second blow
# Australia score 6-1 after 2 overs
# Shikha Pandey to Beth Mooney, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!! And Pandey gives India the first breakthrough
# Bolton and Beth Mooney are at the crease. Bolton is on strike. Goswami will open the attack for India
# Australia come out to open their innings.
Harmanpreet Kaur scores 175 runs off 115 balls and helps India reach a massive score of 281 runs.
# Harmanpreet Kaur's blitzkreig takes India past 200. The right-hander massacres the Australian bowlers.
# Villani to Deepti Sharma, out Bowled!
# Kristen Beams, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
#Raj and Kaur help India get the past the 50 run mark in the 14th over
#India would need to keep pressing on the scoring rate and avoid getting into a shell
#Harmanpreet helps India to step up the scoring rate
#Harmanpreet starts off with a bang, scores a flurry of boundaries off Schutt
#Harmanpreet Kaur comes out in the middle to replace Punam Raut
#Garder strikes big blow!!! removes Punam Raut for 14
#Raut and Raj would once again like to stitch a partnership to get India back on track
#Indian skipper Mithali Raj comes out to bat
# Schutt strikes early!!!!! removes Mandhana
#Mandhana and Raut open the innings
#Australia Women (Playing XI): Beth Mooney, Nicole Bolton, Meg Lanning(c), Ellyse Perry, Elyse Villani, Alex Blackwell, Alyssa Healy(w), Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Kristen Beams
# India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Mithali Raj(c), Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Sushma Verma(w), Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Poonam Yadav
# Meg Lanning: It wasn't a bad toss to lose. I wasn't very sure about what we wanted to do. 42 isn't much different, which is good. Had a few extra hours resting as well in the dressing room in the rain break. The past doesn't make much of a difference, it is a fresh start. Only one change - me coming in place of Haynes
#India have won the toss and elected to bat
#The covers have come off and the match officials have decided to reduce the game to 42 overs a side
#The toss has been delayed due to rain
#The toss is scheduled to take place at 2:30 pm