ICC Women's World Cup Match 23 - Australia v India, Bristol

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  • India was rocked early losing Smriti Mandhana in the fourth over caught behind off the bowling of Ashleigh Gardner
  • Punam Raut, however continued with her good form in the tournament, as she stitched a 157-run partnership with Mithali Raj for the second wicket
  • Mithali Raj scored a sedate 69 in 114 deliveries , also becoming the highest run-scorer in ODIs, surpassing Charlotte Edwards
  • Punam Raut was in imperious touch, smashing her way to a scintillating 106 in 136 deliveries with eleven boundaries
  • Australia made a strong comeback, picking up wickets in quick succession, as India reached 226 for 6 at the end of its 50 overs
  • Beth Mooney(45) and Nicole Bolton (38) provided Australia with an impressive start stitching a fine 62-run partnership for the opening wicket
  • Poonam Yadav got into the act picking up the crucial wicket of Nicole Bolton for 38, just as she was starting to look threatening
  • Meg Lanning was at her blistering best as she went about her business with minimum of fuss rotating the strike around and picking up the odd boundary with ease
  • Ellyse Perry started off slowly, but soon picked up pace scoring a fine 60 off 67 deliveries with eight hits to the fence
  • Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry were unbeaten in the end, as Australia romped home by eight wickets in 45.1 overs booking a place in the sem-finals in the process