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Australia Hand India Record Defeat To Claim Series

Australia Hand India Record Defeat To Claim Series
Australia Hand India Record Defeat To Claim Series
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Australia Women 300-7 (Lanning 128, Blackwell 81) beat
India Women 79 (Perry 5-19) by 221 runs
Second One-Day International, Mumbai
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Australia Women thrashed India Women by 221 runs to comfortably move into an unassailable 2-0 series lead in a one-sided game in Mumbai.

Meg Lanning scored 128 and Alex Blackwell 81 as the tourists piled up 300 for seven and India were blown away in reply, bowled out for just 79 as Ellyse Perry returned five for 19.

Lanning's second career century saw her score 128 in 104 balls, hitting 19 fours and a six as she and Blackwell put on 180 for the third wicket.

India had reduced Australia to 47 for two by dismissing Rachael Haynes for 20 and Leah Poulton for 13. However, they were powerless to prevent Lanning and Blackwell powering Australia to their third highest score of all-time and easily their highest against India.

There was little respite even when Lanning and Blackwell were out as Jessica Cameron blasted 32 in 19 balls and captain Julie Fields 14 in ten.

Perry then bowled India's top three in the order - Sulakshana Naik (17), Punam Raut (5) and captain Anjum Copra (2) and Haynes delivered the same treatment to Harmanpreet Kaur after she had made six.

Thereafter, Mithali Raj, who was unbeaten on 30, was the only player to reach double figures as Australia completed the rout.

Rumeli Dhar, Jhulan Goswami and Archana Das all failed to score and Perry wrapped up the win by removing Ekta Bisht for three and Gouher Sultana for one.

Australia had won the opening match by 30 runs in Ahmedabad and the final game is in n Friday (16th March).

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