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  • 4:39 PM IST

    And that’s a wrap. The Vadodara stadium was packed with big audience for the match and all to see Australia sealing the series 2-0 against India. The final ODI will now be held on Sunday at same venue.

  • 3:54 PM IST

    200 up for India Women, Vastrakar slams a boundary to Carey.

  • 3:52 PM IST

    Vastrakar gave a blazing start as soon as she arrived. However, the target seems to be fading away with every wicket falling. Shikha falls as well and Nicola Carey gets her maiden ODI wicket.

  • 3:26 PM IST

    Jonassen bags her second wicket in the over and this time it is Sushma Verma. It is almost done for India.

  • 3:23 PM IST

    Another one bites the dust and Deepti Sharma goes for 26. Jonassen gets her second. Looks like 2-0 is high on cards. India need 120 to win

  • 3:17 PM IST

    Amanda Wellington has entered into the attack and she has triggered the collapse. First Harmanpreet and now Veda Krishnamurthy. Australia Women are on a roll here. India Women still need 129 to win. But we cannot underestimate Sushma Verma and Pooja Vastrakar. Can they weave the same magic as the first ODI?

  • 2:53 PM IST

    India Women seem to be dragging themselves to the target of 288. Another 21 overs to go and 148 runs needed to win.

  • 2:21 PM IST

    Ashleigh Gardner joins the party as well. Punam Raut goes for 27. Now enters Sharma ji ki beti. Deepti and Mithali, can they help India bounce back? Need 184 to win

  • 2:08 PM IST

    Jess Jonassen finally gets a breakthrough. Mandhana goes for 67.

  • 2:05 PM IST

    Mandhana has brought up her fifty and timely one. But India Women needs these guys to stick around. Already 82-run stand between them. Runs also stacking up for India. India Women still need 206 to win

Harmanpreet led the side in absence of Mithali in first ODI © Getty Images
Harmanpreet led the side in absence of Mithali in first ODI © Getty Images

Good Morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the Australia Women’s  tour of India. Australia are set to make it 2 out of 2 at the Reliance Stadium in Vadodara after thumping win over India Women by 8 wickets in the first game. Australia carried their warm-up matches form in the first ODI as well and crushed India with their clinical performance. Nicole Bolton’s century set the tone as Australia chased a target of 201. 

Mithali’s Raj absence hurt the Indian Women. The skipper missed the first game for being unwell. However, the regular skipper was seen practicing in the nets on Wednesday morning and is likely to be available for the crunch tie. The Indian batters would need to step up unlike the previous game where they succumbed to the Australian bowlers, Amanda-Jade Wellington and Jess Jonassen.

The Indian bowlers, too, have a task on hand, especially in absence of their spearhead Jhulan Goswami. India could, however, take some cues from Pooja Vastrakar and Sushma Verma’s fine knocks under pressure.

Squads: 

India Women: Mithali Raj (c), Sushma Verma (wk), Punam Raut, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Ekta Bisht, Mona Meshram, Sukanya Parida

Australia Women: Meg Lanning (c), Nicole Bolton, Alyssa Healy (wk), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Nicola Carey, Megan Schutt, Jess Jonassen, Amanda Wellington, Sophie Molineux, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani