Indian Eves beat Aussies in World Cup play-offMarch 21st, 2009 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Mar,21 (ANI): It was double joy for India on Saturday when after men’’s team sealed victory in the first Test in Hamilton, the Indian eves beat Australia by three wickets in the Women’’s World Cup to be ranked third in the tournament.
The match was played at the Bankstown Oval.
India clinched the win with 13 balls to spare in a match that was reduced to 46 overs after a 104-minute morning rain delay.
It was the first time in nine tournaments Australia has finished lower than third and also the first time they had lost three times in the one tournament, Fox Sports reports.
Australia were dismissed for 142, with veteran skipper Karen Rolton top scoring with 52 in possibly her final World Cup innings. India’’s new ball bowlers Jhulan Goswami (2-21) and Rumeli Dhar (2-24) caused the early damage.
Player of the match Dhar (24 not out) and captain Goswami (18 not out), who was playing her 100th one-day international, took their side to a winning total of 7-145.
Spinners Sthalekar (3-27) and Erin Osborne (2-21) and quick Ellyse Perry (2-26) were the pick of the bowlers for the home side. (ANI)
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