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Meg Lanning pleased with Australia performance against India

Meg Lanning (left) led from the front against India
Meg Lanning (left) led from the front against India

Australia captain Meg Lanning expressed satisfaction over the performance of her team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup clash against India in Bristol that saw them progress to the semi-final of the tournament.

Despite, a century from Punam Raut and a fifty from Mithali Raj, a collective effort from Australian bowlers saw them reduce India to 226 for seven in the 50 overs.

"I thought it was a pretty good overall performance," Lanning said.

"I thought all of our bowlers did a really good job from the start and were able to keep the pressure on India.

"Even when Raj was in there and they were going well we were able to keep them in check pretty well.

"It seemed as though they were sort of creating a base to try and launch from towards the end but we were able to take wickets at regular intervals, which helped keep the total down to one we were pretty confident we could chase down. '

"It was a nice way to bounce back."

In the game against England, Australia lost by three runs chasing 260 but it wasn't the case on Wednesday as Lanning led from the front with an unbeaten 76 while Ellyse Perry also scored 60 runs to complete the chase of 227 runs comfortably in 45.1 overs with eight wickets in hand.

When asked on what went different in the game against India as compared to England, Lannings said: "All the batters took some good risks to keep the scoreboard ticking along.

"They weren't outrageous shots but they were just trying to put the pressure back on Indian bowlers.

"The wicket was a bit slower than the one we have played on here previously and our approach was the more attacking and positive you were, it made it easier.

"If you sat there and waited for one to turn, you could find yourselves in trouble."

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