Women World Cup 2022: India suffered a six-wicket loss to Australia in a crucial match of the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup on Saturday.
India, the 2017 edition finalists, failed to defend a total of 277 with Australia overhauling the target, scoring 280 for 4 in 49.3 overs to continue their unbeaten run in the showpiece event.
Australia’s top-order fired in unison as Meg Lanning (97) anchored the chase with a 107-ball 97. Alyssa Healy (72), Rachael Haynes (43) and Beth Mooney (30 not out) were also among runs.
Women World Cup 2022:Brief Score
Earlier, invited to bat, India posted a competitive 277 for 7, riding on fifties from skipper Mithali Raj (68), Yastika Bhatia (59) and Harmanpreet Kaur (57 not out).
India: 277 for 7 in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 68, Yastika Bhatia 59, Harmanpreet Kaur 57 not out; Darcie Brown 3/30).
Australia: 280 for 4 in 49.3 overs (Meg Lanning 97; Pooja vastrakar 2/43)