Live Updates

  • 3:38 PM IST

    Australia Women have eased to victory and Bolton is the player of the match for her unbeaten century

  • 3:06 PM IST

    Century for Nicole Bolton

  • 3:04 PM IST

    Bolton is on 98 and is nearing her century. Meanwhile, another 8 runs required to win. This was easy peasy indeed for Australia.

  • 2:44 PM IST

    Australia Women are cruising to this win. It was a piece of cake for them. Another 45 runs to go to reach the victory line. Meg Lanning has gone but their batting can go deep. Bolton is on 70 while Perry has already brought up 10 runs on board.

  • 2:23 PM IST

    Fifty for Bolton. Her 12th ODI fifty it is. She has been tremendous form since the World Cup. Australia Women need 76 to win

  • 2:13 PM IST

    The bowling has been flat from India Women. Lanning and Bolton look in top form. The equation now is just 89 runs from 32 overs. Australia look unperturbed by Healy’s wicket. Australia Women 112/1 after 18 overs

  • 1:48 PM IST

    Finally, a wicket for India Women. However, the damage is already done. Wickets have fallen. Not the start that India were imagining. Healy had caused the most damage and she is gone for 29-ball 38. Australia Women 79/1 after 12 overs, need 122 to win

  • 1:26 PM IST

    Runs are flowing for Australia here. The last 5 overs have gone for 35 runs. Alyssa haas scored 28 off 21 balls.

  • 1:12 PM IST

    Steady start from Australia Women having scored 18 from first 4 overs without a loss of wicket. Shikha Pandey and Alyssa Healy to open the innings for the visitors.

  • 12:18 PM IST

    That’s a wrap. Australia Women need 201 to win. Jonassen and Wellington were the wrecker in chief. Their combined efforts saw them sharing 7 wickets.

  • 12:14 PM IST

    Pooja Vastrakar’s brings up her maiden fifty and what an occasion to do so. No Mithali, the mainstay batters were dismissed. It is just what India Women needed. However, Jess Jonassen has scalped her fourth wicket and with that India are 9 down. Yet, they have approached the 200-run mark.

  • 11:51 AM IST

    Pooja Vastrakar and Sushma Verma have taken away the innings from Australia. They have added 50 partnership, a much-needed one for India Women. Another 6 overs to go. Can India reach the 200-run mark?

  • 11:10 AM IST

    Wickets are falling quickly here. Even 150 seems impossible. India Women 113/7 after 31/4 overs

  • 11:08 AM IST

    Veda Krishnamurthy was the only hope and now she is gone for 16. Wellington bags her third wicket. India Women need to atleast reach the 150-run mark here to keep the game alive. India Women 112/6 after 31 overs

  • 10:51 AM IST

    Veda Krishnamurthy is playing the risky shots and she has to considering India Women do not have enough runs on board. Another 23 overs to go and India have plenty of work to do. Will Veda see India through to a competitive total? India Women 99/5 after 27 overs

  • 10:38 AM IST

    The wickets are falling for India. Deepti Sharma goes for 18 and now Harmanpreet gone as well. This is not looking good for India. All the pressure now falls on Veda Krishnamurthy. India Women struggling at 87/5 after 23.2 overs

  • 10:18 AM IST

    Another one bites the dust. This time Punam goes for 37. Wellington gets her second wicket. Australia would be happy to take the plunge here after leaking early runs. Deepti Sharma has joined Harmanpreet. India Women 61/3 after 17.5 overs

  • 10:02 AM IST

    A cracking shot from Harmanpreet and that brings up fifty for India Women. Harmanpreet had ripped apart Australia in England during the World Cup. It was a carnage. Can she repeat the stance today? India Women 52/2 after 15 overs

  • 9:48 AM IST

    Now the wickets are tumbling. Jemimah who made her debut has gone for 1. Tough luck for the young girl. It is now over the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur. India Women 45/2 after 11.3 overs

  • 9:40 AM IST

    After a dry patch, Punam has gone big. India Women are bringing up occasional runs on board. If India’s batting has been good Australia have been sloppy with their fielding. Misfield has been on top in past few overs. And as I talk, Mandhana is gone. Gardner gets her first and Australia bounce back. Newcomer Jemimah has entered the crease and we all the magic the Mumbai girls Punam and Jemimah can create. Let’s wait for that. India Women 38/1 after 9.1 overs

  • 9:23 AM IST

    Five overs gone and India Women look in good stead. Mandhana and Punam have got some boundaries under their belt. After all the loose balls and short balls, Megan Schutt has finally found her rhythm. India Women 24/0 after 5 overs

  • 9:11 AM IST

    Punam Raut is back to thick of things. Boundaries are flowing from her willow. Just the start India Women were in a look out for at 18/0 after 2 overs.

  • 9:06 AM IST

    Punam Raut goes off the mark with a boundary. A slight nudge to the deep extra cover to Megan Schutt. Could have been another one but finds a fielder. Will get a couple of runs. And a wide from Schutt. Beautiful drive from Madhana to end the over. India Women 10/0 after 1 over

  • 8:57 AM IST

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

  • 8:57 AM IST

    India Women XI: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Sushma Verma (wk), Smriti Mandhana, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Poonam Yadav

  • 8:52 AM IST

    Jemimah Rodrigues to make her ODI debut

  • 8:49 AM IST

    Toss Update: Seems like there is no Mithali for today’s match as Harmanpreet walked out to the toss. So India Women will be batting first

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Good Afternoon/Morning! Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live cricket blog of the Australia women’s  tour of India. The three match ODI series is scheduled to be played at the Reliance Stadium, Vadodara. Australia have won both their warm-up games against India A played in Mumbai.  

India women in their recent tour of South Africa  won the three-match ODI series by 2-1 and five-match T20I series by 3-1. Whereas, Australia defeated England Women in the ODI series of the Womens Ashes 2017 by 2-1 but lost the T20I series by 2-1. The Indian team would be led by Mithali Raj  whereas Australia team would be led by Meg Lanning. The Indian players to look for are Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues. The Australian player to look for are Ellyse Perry and Megan Schutt.

The last time the two teams met was in the ICC World Cup semi-final where India defeated Australia by 36 runs. Harmanpreet waas the star performer in the match scoring 171*.

India Women

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

Australia Women

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