CWC 2022 India vs Australia Highlights: Meg Lanning, the Australian captain, was selected Player of the Match for her outstanding batting effort.
In the fifth match of their ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 campaign, Team India put up a valiant battle against the Australian Women’s Cricket team at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. Despite scoring 277 runs, they were unable to hold their lead as Meg Lanning played a captain’s knock, striking a superb 97 off 107 balls to lead her team to a sixth consecutive win and the first team to qualify for the World Cup Semi-Finals.
Player of the Match: India against Australia
Meg Lanning, the Australian captain, was selected Player of the Match for her outstanding batting effort. Despite missing out on what would have been a spectacular century, her 97 runs knock off 107 balls was the key reason Australia chased down the massive 278 runs total, the highest ever total in the Women’s Cricket World Cup history.
India W vs. Australia W
From the outset of their chase, Australia stood up to the challenge, as the opening pair Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes scored 121 runs before Sneh Rana broke the partnership. India took two wickets in a row to get back into the game. However, a 103-run partnership between Lanning and Ellyse Perry put Australia in command.
The match saw a rain break and after that India bowled tight overs, removing Perry and then Lanning to bring the game to the last over with 8 runs required. Jhulan Goswami was handed the ball, but Beth Mooney scored a four, a double, and another four in the first three balls to win the game.
The Indian side had scored 277/7 earlier in the day after being called in to bat first. The Indian squad got off to a good start thanks to a 130-run partnership between skipper Mithali Raj (68) and Yastika Bhatia (59). India were suffering at 213-6 after losing both Yastika and Mithali, but Harmanpreet Kaur (57) and Pooja Vastrakar (34) contributed valuable 64 runs partnetrship off only 47 balls to push India to a good total of 277. Darcie Brown grabbed three wickets for Australia and finished with statistics of 3/30 in eight overs.