- In the second T20I, India beat Australia in the super-over.
- In the second T20I, Smriti Mandhana scored 79 runs off of 49.
- Renuka Singh Thakur gave India the advantage with the ball, limiting Australia to to 16 runs in the Super Over in reply.
Australia’s unbeaten streak in the year’s shortest format was snapped by the Indian women’s team in the second T20I of the series against Australia with a thrilling Super Over victory. After Australia set a target of 188 runs, the hosts tied the game in Mumbai thanks to contributions from Smriti Mandhana (79) and Richa Ghosh (26* off 13 balls). Devika Vaidya hit a four to force a Super Over with five runs needed in the final ball to win the game.
Ghosh and Mandhana opened the Super Over for India, with the former providing the team the perfect start with a maximum off Heather Graham. Ghosh, however, was dismissed from the very next delivery. India’s score increased to seven as captain Harmanpreet Kaur came to the crease and hit a single off the third delivery.
Then, Smriti Mandhana took on Graham and resumed her aggressive style from the earlier game innings by slamming a four and a six off the following two deliveries. Mandhana hit a pull shot and scored three runs off the final delivery, raising India’s score to 20/1.
Watch India’s Super Over batting here:
Super over … Bharat ki super jeet? pic.twitter.com/3LDYjzrOEi— Vijay Gaikwad~ (@VijayAnandGaik3) December 11, 2022
As Australia’s skipper Alyssa Healy started with a four toward mid-off, Renuka Thakur took the ball for the run-chase but had a difficult time. Healy was only able to score one run because the Indian bowler altered her pace and made Healy duck the delivery. Then, on the third delivery, Radha Yadav took an outstanding catch while under pressure at the long-off boundary, dismissing Ashleigh Gardener.
Renuka delivered two legal deliveries as Australia finished with 16/1 in six balls and ensure an Indian victory by giving up a single off the fourth ball against Tahlia McGrath.
Australia won the opening match at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai by a margin of nine wickets, and with the victory, the India Women’s team tied the five-match series at one match each.