After 142 overs,India Women 358/6 ( Deepti Sharma 57 , Pooja Vastrakar 13)
Gardner continues. Two from the over, with Deepti and Pooja collecting a single each. One more over to go for dinner.
After 141 overs,India Women 356/6 ( Deepti Sharma 56 , Pooja Vastrakar 12)
Ellyse Perry returns to the attack replacing Stella Campbell with a couple of more overs to go before the umpires call for dinner. Just the one off it, with Vastrakar setting off for a single in the second delivery.
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After 140 overs,India Women 355/6 ( Deepti Sharma 56 , Pooja Vastrakar 11)
Ash Gardner returns to the attack in place of Georgia Wareham, who’s been a tad expensive. DROPPED! Gardner puts down a return catch in the third ball to give Vastrakar a lifeline on 10. She sets off for a single next ball, before Deepti gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps towards deep midwicket to collect her sixth boundary.
After 139 overs,India Women 350/6 ( Deepti Sharma 52 , Pooja Vastrakar 10)
Campbell continues. Collects four dots on the trot before Deepti pierces the gap between point and cover with a drive off the penultimate ball, bringing up the 350 for India with a double.
After 138 overs,India Women 348/6 ( Deepti Sharma 50 , Pooja Vastrakar 10)
FOUR! Another boundary for Vastrakar as she gets down on one knee and slaps a full, wide delivery from Wareham down the ground! She taps a loopy full toss next ball through backward square leg for a single. Deepti brings up her half-century with a single off the last ball of the over, taking 148 balls to bring up the milestone.
Fifty for Deepti Sharma! Her second half-century in as many matches in the Test format, having scored 54 on debut in England earlier this year. Brings up the milestone with a single off Wareham, taking 148 deliveries and having collected five boundaries along the way. IND 348/6
After 137 overs,India Women 342/6 ( Deepti Sharma 49 , Pooja Vastrakar 5)
Deepti’s wait for her half-century continues as Campbell keeps things tight to walk away with a maiden at the end of this over.
After 136 overs,India Women 342/6 ( Deepti Sharma 49 , Pooja Vastrakar 5)
Deepti inches closer to her half century as she gets down on one knee and slog-sweeps towards the square leg fence off Wareham at the start of the over. Slaps the ball towards mid off two balls later to move to 49. Vastrakar’s foxed in the last delivery as she edges towards slip while looking for a slog towards midwicket. Luckily for her, the ball landed just short of the fielder. Five from the over.
After 135 overs,India Women 337/6 ( Deepti Sharma 44 , Pooja Vastrakar 5)
Deepti and Vastrakar keep the scoreboard ticking in this over through singles, three of which are added to the Indian total. Campbell fires a steep bouncer at Vastrakar from round the wicket in the last ball of the over, forcing the batter to duck.
After 134 overs,India Women 334/6 ( Deepti Sharma 42 , Pooja Vastrakar 4)
Lanning brings leg spinner Wareham in place of Molineux, who’s bowled quite the lengthy spell today and has helped keep things tight from her end. Wareham starts off with a maiden.
After 133 overs,India Women 334/6 ( Deepti Sharma 42 , Pooja Vastrakar 4)
Campbell collects her first maiden as Deepti opts to stay put at the crease after attacking Molineux in the previous over.
After 132 overs,India Women 334/6 ( Deepti Sharma 42 , Pooja Vastrakar 4)
Deepti decides to attack Molineux in this over, sweeping through midwicket for a brace in the first ball before driving past mid off in the next delivery to collect a boundary, moving into the 40s in the process. Takes a single in the third delivery to bring Vastrakar on strike. Dot off each of the last three balls.
After 131 overs,India Women 327/6 ( Deepti Sharma 35 , Pooja Vastrakar 4)
Tidy over from Campbell, with just one coming off it. A little over 40 minutes left in the session and Deepti, who’s on 35 at the moment, will hope to collect as many as she can in the company of Vastrakar and the rest of the batting order to give Mithali a safe score to declare on.
After 130 overs,India Women 326/6 ( Deepti Sharma 34 , Pooja Vastrakar 4)
Pooja Vastrakar’s off the mark, and how! Gets one in her slot and pulls off a lovely straight drive for a boundary in the fourth delivery. Five off the over, with Deepti having collecting a single in the first delivery.
After 129 overs,India Women 321/6 ( Deepti Sharma 33 , Pooja Vastrakar 0)
Loud appeal from Healy for caught-behind in the fifth delivery of Campbell’s second over of the day, with the lanky seamer firing a short ball at Vastrakar. The umpire though shakes his head, and replays show daylight between bat and ball while Vastrakar was ducking. Just one from the over.
After 128 overs,India Women 320/6 ( Deepti Sharma 32 , Pooja Vastrakar 0)
Molineux keeps things tight from the other end, giving away just one off her 21st over as Deepti sets off for a single in the fourth ball.
A warm reception from her teammates for young Stella
After 127 overs,India Women 319/6 ( Deepti Sharma 31 , Pooja Vastrakar 0)
Stella Campbell replaces Sutherland, who’s bowled a tidy spell so far today. Deepti collects a single off the first ball before Campbell collects her maiden Test wicket by getting Bhatia caught-behind next ball, ending the 45-run stand for the sixth wicket and bringing Pooja Vastrakar to the crease.
OUT! Maiden Test wicket for Stella Campbell as Bhatia is caught-behind for 22. End of what was turning out to be a resilient sixth-wicket stand between Bhatia and Deepti. IND 319/6
Bhatia c Healy b Campbell 22(75)
After 126 overs,India Women 318/5 ( Deepti Sharma 30 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 22)
Deepti moves to 30 with a single towards deep square leg off the third delivery. Just the one off Molineux’s 20th over.
After 125 overs,India Women 317/5 ( Deepti Sharma 29 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 22)
Deepti tucks the ball behind square off the last ball of Sutherlands’ 17th over to collect a single and retain the strike. One from the over.
After 124 overs,India Women 316/5 ( Deepti Sharma 28 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 22)
Another over, another chance let go of by Lanning at slip. Deepti once again gets the outside edge, surprised by the extra bounce generated by Molineux, and gets another reprieve today. Just the from the over. Well-timed cut by Bhatia next ball, but Wareham pulls off a tidy bit of fielding at point to stop a boundary.
After 123 overs,India Women 315/5 ( Deepti Sharma 27 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 22)
Edged… and safe! Deepti nicks the ball towards the slips, where Lanning misses out on the chance after diving to her left, allowing the batter to grab a double. She keeps the scoreboard ticking with a single two balls later. Three from the over, with drinks being called on the field now.
After 122 overs,India Women 312/5 ( Deepti Sharma 24 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 22)
Another maiden for Molineux, who’s kept the batters in a tight leash in her spell so far. Pressure starting to build on the Indians now.
How close was that?
After 121overs,India Women 312/5 ( Deepti Sharma 24 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 22)
Bhatia gets a top-edge while attempting to pull a short ball from Sutherland in the second delivery, collecting a single. Deepti nearly plays on to her stumps two balls later, the ball narrowly missing the off pole.
After 120 overs,India Women 311/5 ( Deepti Sharma 24 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 21)
Another maiden added to Molineux’s bowling figures. Deepti, meanwhile, has faced 95 balls for her 24 so far, with Bhatia being the faster of the two with a strike rate of 37.
After 119 overs,India Women 311/5 ( Deepti Sharma 24 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 21)
First run collected off Sutherland’s bowling today as Deepti sets off for a single in the penultimate delivery after driving towards mid off.
After 118 overs,India Women 310/5 ( Deepti Sharma 23 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 21)
Bhatia looks to poke the ball around, but isn’t able to pick the gaps around the point-cover region. Maiden for Molineux. India can’t afford to go too slow right now with their chances of pulling off a victory shrinking with each passing over.
After 117 overs,India Women 310/5 ( Deepti Sharma 23 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 21)
Sutherland makes it back-to-back maidens to start off her spell on the third day, as Deepti remains defensive at the crease.
After 116 overs,India Women 310/5 ( Deepti Sharma 23 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 21)
Well Perry’s taken off the attack too and it’s Sophie Molineux — the most successful bowler in the innings so far with two wickets to her name — coming in her stead. She starts off with a forward short leg and a solitary slip to Bhatia. The keeper-bat once again makes good use of the depth of the crease to guide the ball towards the third, coming back for a second. She joins Deepti in the 20s now.
After 115 overs,India Women 308/5 ( Deepti Sharma 23 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 19)
Gardner’s given a breather, with Annabel Sutherland coming in her place, as Australian skipper Lanning opts for seam from both ends for now. She starts off with a maiden.
After 114 overs,India Women 308/5 ( Deepti Sharma 23 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 19)
Perry, still bowling the challenging line to Deepti from over the wicket, starts off with a lovely delivery that whistles past Deepti’s outside edge at good length, following it up with one down the leg side. No ball in the fourth delivery — not the first time Pez’s overstepped in this game. Bye added to the Indian total next ball. Double to Bhatia in each of the last two balls thanks to some well-timed cover drives.
After 113 overs,India Women 302/5 ( Deepti Sharma 23 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 15)
Deepti gets down on one knee and goes for a slog-sweep over mid on off Gardner in the second delivery for her first boundary of the day, also bringing up the 300 for the visitors. Collects a single in the penultimate ball.
After 112 overs,India Women 297/5 ( Deepti Sharma 18 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 15)
Perry continues to bowl the tight lines from the other end, giving away just one off this over with Deepti collecting a single in the second delivery.
After 111 overs,India Women 296/5 ( Deepti Sharma 17 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 15)
FOUR! Bhatia gets on the back foot after being offered width by Gardner, and nails a cracking cut through cover to collect her second boundary. She moves to double figures with that hit. Goes for a sweep three balls later, but is intercepted at short fine. Another boundary for her in the last ball of the over, this time guiding the short-of-length ball past the fielder at short fine.
After 110 overs,India Women 288/5 ( Deepti Sharma 17 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 7)
Deepti guides the ball through the leg side to collect a single at the start of Perry’s 22nd over. Bhatia goes for a cover drive two balls later, though only getting a single. Two from the over.
After 109 overs,India Women 286/5 ( Deepti Sharma 16 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 6)
Deepti miscues an attempted slog-sweep off Gardner, but luckily for her, the ball lands just short of the fielder running in from deep square leg, allowing the batter to collect a single.
After 108 overs,India Women 285/5 ( Deepti Sharma 15 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 6)
Pez continues to bowl a tight line, giving away just one run in her third over of the day, as Deepti collects a single in the penultimate ball. Slow start to the day for the Indians, who will be hoping to collect as many runs as quickly as possible and give themselves five sessions to try and win the game.
Congratulations to the Australia vice-captain!
After 107 overs,India Women 284/5 ( Deepti Sharma 14 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 6)
Bhatia collects the first boundary of the day with a cut behind square off Gardner. Molineux gives the ball a spirited chase, but is unable to prevent the boundary. Four from the over.
After 106 overs,India Women 280/5 ( Deepti Sharma 14 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 2)
Maiden for Perry. Deepti gets an edge off an outswinging delivery in the last ball of the over. Thankfully for her, the ball falls short of Healy’s gloves.
After 105 overs,India Women 280/5 ( Deepti Sharma 14 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 2)
Gardner continues from the other end. Deepti works the ball towards short fine in the penultimate delivery to set off for a single. Just the one off her second over of the day.
The strip sure still looks good for batting today
After 104 overs,India Women 279/5 ( Deepti Sharma 13 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 2)
Ellyse Perry brought in place of Tahlia McGrath. Bhatia finally gets off the mark in the 17th delivery that she faces, thanks to a misfield at point that allows her to grab a double. Bhatia was hit on her shoe by an inswinging yorker from Perry that did not elicit an LBW appeal from the Aussies, which later is shown to be hitting stumps. A reprieve for the keeper-bat early on.
After 103 overs,India Women 277/5 ( Deepti Sharma 13 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 0)
Ash Gardner from the other end, and she starts off with a maiden as Deepti remains defensive throughout the over.
After 102 overs,India Women 277/5 ( Deepti Sharma 13 , Taniya Bhatia (W) 0)
Tahia McGrath bowls out the remaining delivery of her 16th over, with Deepti Sharma collecting the first run of the day with a single. India off the mark on Day 3 of the one-off pink-ball Test.
Right then, Deepti Sharma takes strike with Taniya Bhatia yet to get off the mark. Tahlia McGrath to bowl out the remaining delivery of the 102nd over.
Deepti's wicket perhaps at the heart of the conversation in the huddle?
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Day 2 report: Smriti Mandhana continued from where she left off on the opening day as she became the first Indian in seven years to score a Test century in women’s cricket, before rain made its way back to the Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast to wash out a majority of overs on the second day of the pink-ball Test between Australia and India.
Mandhana, who was unbeaten on 80 overnight, brought up her maiden Test ton with a boundary off Ellyse Perry in the afternoon session on the second day, taking 170 deliveries to get there.
The left-handed Indian opener had been on the offensive from the very start of her innings, and by the time she departed for 127 after having cracked 22 fours and a six, India were in a solid position looking at the possibility of posting a challenging first innings total in the range of 350-400.
Australia, however, did claw back after her departure. Punam Raut made headlines as she decided to walk on her own towards the Indian dugout after the umpire turned down Sophie Molineux’ appeal for caught-behind. Perry got her first wicket of the multi-format series when Yastika Bhatia, batting at No 5, holed out to Beth Mooney, while skipper Mithali Raj was run out after a mix-up with Deepti Sharma.
By the time the weather decided to play spoilsport for a second day running, India were 276/5 with Deepti batting on 12 in the company of wicketkeeper-batter Taniya Bhatia, who was yet to get off the mark.