The opening pair of Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney got Australia off to a solid start in the summit clash of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on Sunday. The pair added 115 runs for the first wicket in less than 12 overs, before Healy returned to the pavilion on 75 off just 39 balls, which included seven fours and five sixes.
Meanwhile, her partner Mooney remained unbeaten on 78 from 54 balls, guiding Australia post a stiff 184/4 in 20 overs.
Among the Indians, Shikha Pandey was the most expensive out of the lot. She conceded 52 runs in her four-over quota. Deepti Sharma, who had an equally disappointing outing in Melbourne on Sunday, scalped two wickets. Poonam and Radha Yadav were the other wicket-takers, sharing a wicket each.
The duo were praised on social media for their brilliant show.