On Friday, the Indian women’s cricket team recorded a historic win by defeating Australia in the second Twenty20 International. In a rain-affected match in Melbourne, the Indian team won by 10 wickets. Due to the rain, the match was reduced to 18-overs-a-side.
Captain Mithali Raj hailed the victory as ‘sensational’ and called it the best match of her T20 career.
Opting to bowl after winning the toss, the Indian side won their first ever series Down Under.
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With this victory, India have clinched the 3-match series against Australia (2-0).
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 29, 2016
Mithalali said to the The Hindu, “Coming into this tour, we weren’t really prepared for these Australian wickets. Other than three-four of us, who came here way back during the 2009 World Cup, nobody had played here before. Also, we hadn’t faced Australia since a warm-up one-day game in 2013. Considering all these factors, it’s a sensational win.”
India were 69 for no loss in 9.1 overs. Mithali Raj was not out on 37 runs and Smriti Mandhana was not out on 22 runs.
Jhulan Goswami was declared the player of the match for taking two wickets in four overs.
For Autralia, Meg Lanning was the top scorer by registering 49 runs.
People took to Twitter to congratulate the team.
Congratulations to Indian women's cricket team on registering T20 Series victory over Australia. Nation is proud of its talented daughters.
— ShivrajSingh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) January 29, 2016
CM congratulated Indian women cricket team, led by Hydearabadi Mithali Raj, for winning T20 series against Australia with a match to spare
— Telangana CMO (@TelanganaCMO) January 29, 2016
Congratulations 2 Indian Women Cricket Team for the debut but historic T2O series win against Australia.Impressive performance @MithaliRaj
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) January 29, 2016
Way to go girls!
Indian women's team scripted history!
Clinched T20 series against champions Australia today. pic.twitter.com/MNQdk7r8e6
— Doordarshan National (@DDNational) January 29, 2016