[videourl url="https://mum-videostream.s3.amazonaws.com/cricketcountry/2017/07/12/Australia-Meg-Lanning-Pre-Match-Press-Conference.mp4" thumb="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/meg-lanning.jpg"] <p></p> <p></p>What exactly happened there? She did not even make contact. How did Mithali Raj, of all the batters, miss it? It seemed time skipped a few seconds to let the ball pass through her defence, and that is the only explanation that Mithali, after 181 ODIs and nearly 6,000 runs, went for a golden duck for the first time in her career. South Africa won by 115 runs, gifting <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/India-women" target="_blank">India</a> their maiden defeat in the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-womens-world-cup-2017" target="_blank">ICC Women s World Cup 2017</a>. In all, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Australia-women" target="_blank">Australia</a> have won 33 of 41 ODIs against India. They have a similar record in World Cup, winning 8 of 10. In fact, their only two defeats came in the 2009 World Cup. The Indian bowlers kept Australia on a leash on both occasions. <strong><a title="INDvs AUS, WWC17, preview: The last lap for semi-finals begins" href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-icc-womens-world-2017-preview-and-likely-xi-the-last-lap-for-semi-finals-begins-623929">INDvs AUS, WWC17, preview: The last lap for semi-finals begins</a></strong> <p></p> <p></p>Rachael Haynes led Australia against Pakistan in place of the injured <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Meg-Lanning" target="_blank">Meg Lanning</a> in the only match she played. They dropped her against Australia as soon as Meg was in the best of her fitness. Otherwise, like India, they prefer the same side.