Winning Start In India For Australia Women
Australia Women 167-5 (Haynes 76) beat
Indian Board XI Women 166-9 by five wickets
One-day game, Ahmedabad
Australia Women laid down a marker by winning the first game of their tour of India in comprehensive fashion against an Indian Board XI Women side.
The home side were outclassed by the tourists, who took just 24.2 overs to reach a modest target of 167 thanks to a half-century from Rachael Haynes.
Two wickets apiece from Haynes and Julie Hunter as well as five run outs had earlier restricted the Board XI to a score of 166 for nine.
Haynes then completed an excellent all-round game with an innings of 76 in 59 balls.
Meg Lanning scored 46 and Leah Poulton 18 as Australia cruised to victory.
The Board XI's innings was propped up Nagarajan Niranjana, who made 50 in 85 deliveries.
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