Monday 19 March 2012 

Five Out Of Five For Australia In India

Five Out Of Five For Australia In India
Five Out Of Five For Australia In India
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Australia Women 115-2 (Jonassen 68no) beat
India 111-3 by (Chopra 33) by eight wickets
Second Twenty20 International, Visakhapatnam

Australia Women scored a commanding eight-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 International against India Women in Visakhapatnam to make it five wins out of five matches on tour.

Anjum Chopra top scored with 33 as India posted 111 for three but Australia, thanks to an unbeaten 68 from Jessica Jonassen, raced home with 16 balls to spare.

Chorpa's 33 came from 51 balls although fellow opener Amita Sharma did up the pace, hitting 28 in 16 balls and Veda Krishnamurthy was similarly swift in making an unbeaten 15 in nine balls.

Mithali Raj (18) and Harmanpreet Kaur (9 not out) were the other players to make it to the wicket as Julie Hunter and Sarah Coyte snaffled a wicket apiece.

Australia then lost Leah Poulton (1) early but Jonassen's innings, which came from 54 balls, and Meg Lanning's 40 in 39 guided them to the cusp of victory with a 98-run partnership.

Lanning was dismissed shortly before the winning runs were hit, leaving Alex Blackwell unbeaten on nought.

The third game in the five-match series is on 21st March.

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