Smriti Mandhana’s smooth shots, Jhulan Goswami’s impeccable lines and length, Meghna Singh’s swing, and Punam Raut’s bold walking decision-Indian female cricketers made sure they played a pink ball under the lights for the first time It was an unforgettable experience.
Lightning and rain may force a one-time day/night test to end in a tie at Carrara on Sunday, but the Indians have dominated a strong Australian team from the opening time and performed very well. Captain Mithali Raj described this as one of the most dominant performances in the test history in India.
Pink ball test: Mithali Raj focuses on positive aspects
It is true. After Meg Lanning won the throw and asked India to hit the ball first, the Australian team was forced to chase the game throughout.
If it hadn’t rained, Mithali’s women could have won well. In response to India’s 377 eight (announced), the hosts were in danger of follow-up, which was avoided by the magnificent Elise Perry with a decisively unbeaten 68 points with 203 goals.
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The Indian ended Australia’s amazing 26 ODI winning streak. They brought this momentum to the test. The girls were not used to the red ball form, let alone the pink ball. The test against England in Bristol in June was their first in seven years.
Unlike Carrara’s test, the Indians had to catch up in England. They did it somehow. Subsequently, Sneh Rana and Taniya Bhatia made their debut with 104 consecutive victories for the 9th consecutive wicket to help India win a tie from the failed gate. Mithali said India can eliminate many positive factors from the tests in England and Australia.
“Sneh, Taniya and Deepti Sharma performed well in England,” she said. “In Australia, the hundred people of Smrti will be great. All our sealers are also playing well. Together with Jhulan, two young seamen (Meghna and Pooja Vastrakar) stood up.”