Australia beat India by nine wickets in first T20I of the series . India scored 1725 in their 20 overs, being bat first by Australia .
Mumbai (Maharashtra) India-December 10 : After winning by nine wickets over India in the first T20I, Australian skipper Alyssa Healy said her team needs to do better when bowling in death overs because they couldn't finish well with the ball.After opener Beth Mooney annihilated the Indian bowlers in the first T20I of the five-match series at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy on Friday, Australia recorded a nine-wicket win over India.I thought they were a little under par.We all knew that if we batted well, we would get over the line.We just need to be a little more organized in the death overs and on the field.We have a few new workers in this region.In a post-match presentation, Healy said, We just need to tighten it up going forward.In their 20 overs, India scored 1725, being bat first by Australia. Key batters such as Smriti Mandhana (28), Harmanpreet Kaur (21), and Jemimah Rodrigues did not contribute much.Devika Vaidya (25*), who had been in the T20I team for eight years, formed a 56-run stand for the fifth wicket with young Richa Ghosh, who scored 36 off just 20 balls.Following that, the pair of Vaidya and Deepti Sharma (36* off just 15 balls) hit 40 runs in less than 20 balls, giving their side a solid total.Ellyse Perry took (210) in her two overs. After losing 173, openers Beth Mooney and captain Alyssa Healy (37 off 23 balls) put up a 73-run stand for the first wicket, which was broken by Vaidya.Mooney and Tahlia McGrath, together with Mooney, were causing carnage on Indian bowlers (40* out of 29 balls).With 11 balls to spare and nine wickets in hand, they both added 100 runs together, allowing the Aussies to win the match.Mooney scored 89* out of only 57 balls with 16 fours, earning her the Man of the Match award. Summary of the game: Australia 1731 defeated India 1725 (Deepti Sharma 36*, Richa Ghosh 36; Ellyse Perry 2-10) (Beth Mooney 89*, Tahlia McGrath 40*, Devika Vaidya 1-33).