Ellyse Perry After Taking A 2-0 Lead Over India

Australian Anthem Sang by the Australia Women Before Facing India
Australian Anthem Sang by the Australia Women Before Facing India
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Australia has taken an unassailable 2-0 series lead after defeating India by 60 runs in the second One Day International in Baroda today.

Needing to chase down Australia’s 9-287, India made a strong start with opener Smriti Mandhana compiling an attacking 67 before Jess Jonassen (3-51) combined with Megan Schutt to halt the visitor’s momentum.

Australia persisted with the ball with Jonassen, Ellyse Perry (2-41) and Amanda-Jade Wellington (2-20) all claiming key wickets.  

Opening bowling Megan Schutt was also impressive with the ball, claiming 1-24 from her 10 overs whilst
Nicola Carey (1-44) claimed her first international wicket as India were eventually bowled out for 227.

Having lost the toss and been sent into bat, Australia posted 9-287 with Nicole Bolton (84), Ellyse Perry (70*) and Beth Mooney (56) all registering half-centuries.

Australia made a steady start, reaching 2-130 before skipper Meg Lanning (24), Bolton and Rachael Haynes (0) were dismissed.

Mooney came to the crease and showed good intent and along with Perry, combined for a 96-run partnership.

A handy cameo from Nicola Carey (16) helped push the total past the 280-mark.