Australia: Meg Lanning (capt.), Rachael Haynes, Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani and Amanda-Jade Wellington.
Mumbai teen Jemimah Rodrigues, who made her ODI debut today, had a miserable outing.
India Women's first global game at home after their CWC17 campaign didn't go as expected as they were outclassed by Australia in the first ODI of the 3-match series.
"I think I was really determined to go out there and play really positively", she said."Pandey came for a spell and really honed it on the stumps and I actually found that quite hard to score", said Bolton. To get a win up here is really awesome.
"Our plan of rotating the strike wasn't even done and in such games, this is very important if initially you're not able to score, because in that situation, you can not throw your wicket away", she added.
On a day when the temperature hovered around 40-degree Celsius, Australia avenged its stunning loss to India at the Women's World Cup a year ago in splendid fashion. She put on 60 for the opening wicket with Alyssa Healy, 68 with Lanning and 74 for the unfinished third with Elysse Perry. Subsequently, she forged a 68-run stand with captain Meg Lanning brought up her 3000th ODI run upon her return to the batting crease since losing her offstump to that Jhulan Goswami peach from the World Cup semi-final. We need to get the momentum our way.
Batting only for the third time in global cricket, Vastrakar's 51-ball 50 featured seven fours and a six that lent credence to her established pinch-hitting prowess in the domestic circuit. I wanted to see Indian winning the match.
India Women will take on Australia in the deciding ODI at the same venue on March 12. She was dismissed for just a single run after facing 8 balls. I was getting exhausted towards the end and probably seeing double out there (smiles).