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Australia seal ODI series despite Mandhana century

Meg Lanning
Meg Lanning made 61 in Australia's successful run chase
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Australia Women 253-4 (Bolton 77) beat
India Women 252-8 (Mandhana 102) by six wickets
Second One-Day International, Hobart

Australia Women beat India Women by six wickets in the second One-Day International in Hobart to claim an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series despite Smriti Mandhana hitting her maiden century for the tourists.

Mandhana struck 102 in 109 balls and Mithail Raj hit 58 as India posted 252 for eight, falling away somewhat towards the end of their innings as Ellyse Perry returned three for 54 and Megan Schutt two for 35.

Nicole Bolton led Australia's reply with 77 and opening partner Meg Lanning made 61 in a first-wicket partnership worth 138.

Although India hit back with Shikha Pandey and Rajeshwari Gaekwad both taking a brace of wickets, Australia got home in 46.4 overs with Jess Jonassen and Alyssa Healy both unbeaten on 29.

The win extends Australia's lead at the top of the ICC Women's Championship to four points as they move closer to automatic qualification for next year's Women's World Cup.

The third and final game in the series is in Hobart on Sunday.

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