D/N Test, Australia Women vs India Women: Day 3 report
Day 3 of the Day/Night Test between Australia Women and India Women had a full day's play finally. The Indian women's cricket team resumed the day on 276/5. They declared after getting to 377/8. In response, the Australian team has lost four wickets for 143 runs. Ellyse Perry is batting on 27 alongside Ashleigh Gardner (13*). Here's more.
Deepti Sharma shows character with a valiant 66
Deepti Sharma, who resumed Day 3 on 12*, went on to score a valuable fifty for India Women. She ended up with a score of 66, facing 167 balls. Deepti showed a lot of composure and steel to keep the Aussies at bay and make sure India go on to make a safe total. She hit eight fours in what was a mature knock.
Mooney and Lanning depart in quick succession after vital stand
Australia lost Beth Mooney early on and saw Alyssa Healy and Meg Lanning stitch a crucial 49-run stand for the second wicket. However, despite getting the desired starts, both players went on to lose their wickets. Healy departed for a promising 29 before Lanning too was dismissed for 38. The Aussies were reduced to 80/3.
Australia look to recover their innings
The Aussies Perry and Tahila McGrath stitch a 39-run stand for the fourth wicket. McGrath looked good for her 68-ball 28. She hit four fours. Senior cricketer Perry has taken her time and her presence is massive. After McGrath's dismissal, Gardner has given Perry company in the middle. They have added 24 runs for the fifth wicket.
Jhulan Goswami brings her experience into play
Jhulan Goswami was terrific for India with two wickets. She dismissed Mooney (4) with a fuller delivery that struck the pads. Goswami brought her experience into play next, getting the dangerous Healy. After bowling several short balls and even hitting her arm, a length ball outside off shaped away to take an edge. Pooja Vastrakar (2/31) was crucial for India as well.