Summary: 2nd unofficial ODI – Australia ‘A’ level series against India ‘A’ as Redmayne and Burns hit tons

Summary: 2nd unofficial ODI – Australia ‘A’ level series against India ‘A’ as Redmayne and Burns hit tons

The women’s ‘A’ team of Australia leveled the 3-match series against their Indian counterparts by winning the second game. The 2nd unofficial ODI saw twin centurions from the hosts- Georgia Redmayne and Erin Burns while it was Priya Punia who hit a ton for India. Annabel Sutherland and Molly Strano dismantled the India ‘A’ batting line-up in the second innings to help Australia ‘A’ win the match by a margin of 81 runs.

 

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The match between the two ‘A’ sides was played at Allan Border Field in Brisbane. India ‘A’ women won the toss and decided to field first. While Mansi Joshi removed Tahlia McGrath on 2(4) in the 4th ball of the match itself, her opening partner Georgia Redmayne took the innings forward. She would also stay on to complete her century. Along with Bridget Patterson, Redmayne took the team’s score to 99 when Patterson was caught and bowled by Devika Vaidya on 47(71). Then came Heather Graham who added 34 runs to the scoreboard before falling to Manali Dakshini. Annabel Sutherland was then stumped on duck off Vaidya’s bowling. Then came Erin Burns. It was her day to remember. The number 6 batter played a quick knock for her side. She made 107 runs in only 49 balls, striking at a rate which was more than 181. Her innings also consisted of 13 fours and 5 sixes. In the penultimate ball of the match, she was stumped by Sushma Verma off Tanuja Kanwer’s bowling. Redmayne carried her bat remaining unbeaten on 113(128). Australia ‘A’ made 315 runs losing 5 wickets in their allotted 50 overs.

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From India, it was opener Priya Punia who hit a ton at the top. She made 112 runs facing 127 balls. Other openers Shafali Verma could only make 46 runs in 36 balls while captain Veda Krishnamurthy scored 40 off 58. Devika Vaidya also added 20 runs to the team’s chase. But no significant contributions from the other batters led to their downfall. While two batters were dismissed on 1, the other four bagged ducks. The Australian bowling ensured that India gets bowled out on 234 within 45 overs. The hosts won the match by 81 runs. Annabel Sutherland redeemed herself by taking 4 wickets while Molly Strano bagged 3 wickets. Belinda Vakarewa and Heather Graham dismissed two and one batters respectively.

Australia ‘A’ Women: 315/5 in 50 overs

India ‘A’ Women: 234 all-out in 44.1 overs

Result: Australia ‘A’ Women won the match by 81 runs

Player of the Match: Erin Burns (107 off 59)

Series Status: Australia ‘A’ Women 1-1 India ‘A’ Women

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