India beat Australia by 17 runs on 1st T20 World Cup match.
Player of the Match : Poonam Yadav
After winning the toss Australia captain choose to bowl first against India. Batting 1st India’s opener Shafali Verma & Smriti Mandhana start very well as Shafali Verma starts with her quickfire short. But after 4.1 overs India loose 1st wicket as Smriti Mandhana got out on 10 runs (4s*2). But then team India loose back to back wickets as Shafali Verma and Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur got out on 29 off 15 (4s*5,6s*1) and 2 off 5 respectively. After loosing quick three wickets Jemimah Rodrigues & Deepti Sharma handled very well. As Jemimah scored 26 runs off 33 & Deepti Sharma scored unb 49 runs off 46 (4s*3) & India able to score 132 runs after 20 overs loosing 4 wickets. Chasing 133 runs, Australia’s opener Allysaa Healy played sensibly & scored 51 runs off 33 (4s*6,6s*1). After Healy’s wicket none scored double digit except Ashleigh Gardener who scored 34 off 36 (4s*3,6s*1) as Shikha Pandey & Poonam Yadav showed their skills. Shikha Pandey took 3 wickets while Poonam Yadav took 4 wickets. And Australia manage to score 115 runs only loosing 10 wickets after 19.5 overs.
[ Brief scores : India : 132-4 (20) & Australia : 115 (19.5)]