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01 Oct 2021: D/N Test, Australia Women vs India Women: Day 2 report
Day 2 of the lone Day/Night Test match between Australia Women and India Women saw rain wipe out a significant portion of play.With just two days left in this four-day Test, India's first innings is yet to be completed.India resumed Day 2 on 132/1 after only 44.1 overs were managed yesterday.At stumps, India are 276/5 (101.5 overs).Here's the report.
Partnership: Mandhana and Punam stitch a valuable stand
India saw Smriti Mandhana (80*) and Punam Raut (16*) started the day for India on a strong note.After adding a 39-run stand on Day 1, the two added another 63 runs on Friday.Their 102-run stand helped India get to a good position.The highlight of the day was Mandhaha, who went on to scorer 127.Raut managed 36 before perishing.
Mandhana: Mandhana slams historic ton in D/N Test
Mandhana scored a 216-ball 127, hitting 22 fours and a six.She became the first Indian woman to register a hundred in pink-ball Test.This was her maiden Test century.She is now the first Indian woman to score a century in Australia, besides being the first visiting player (non-English) to do so Down Under.
Feats: More feats for Mandhana
Mandhana's 127 is the highest Test score by an overseas player on the Australian soil (women's).This is also the second-highest score by an Indian player against Australia in women's Tests (highest: Sandhya Agarwal - 134 in 1984).Mandhana has become the fifth Indian woman after Agarwal, Shubhangi Kulkarni, Mithali Raj, and Shantha Rangaswamy to register a Test hundred away from home.
Details: India lose four wickets as Australia hit back
India were 217/3 when Punam departed. Post that, Mithali Raj (30) and Yastika Bhatia (19) added a 41-run stand.Bhatia was dismissed and Raj followed suit thereafter after being run-out.Deepti Sharma (12*) and Taniya Bhatia (0*) are at the crease.For Australia, Sophie Molineux, Ellyse Perry, and Ashleigh Gardner were amongst the wickets.Gardner was superb for Australia, bowling in tight channels.
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