Women’s World Cup 2022 group match, India vs Australia Stats Review: Jhulan Goswami’s feat, Australia's magnificent record and other stats
Australia recorded the highest ever run-chase in the history of Women's World Cup.
Australia skipper Meg Lanning scored 97, opener Alyssa Healy 72, while Darcie Brown snared 3/30 runs to take Australia to their fifth consecutive victory in the ongoing Women’s World Cup. The Aussie side defeated India by six wickets at Eden Park in Auckland to continue their winning streak in the tournament. With this win, the Women in Yellow moved to ten points and have qualified for the semi-finals, whereas India suffered their third loss in the marquee event.
Speaking about how the match panned out, Meg Lanning won the toss and opted to field. Smriti Mandhana scored just ten runs, while Shafali Verma, who replaced Deepti Sharma, managed only 12 runs as India found themselves 28/2.
Captain Mithali Raj and Yastika Bhatia then registered the highest third-wicket partnership ever for India against Australia in ODIs (130 runs). Both struck the fifties with Harmanpreet Kaur also smashing an unbeaten half-century. The trio helped India in achieving a competitive total of 277/7 in 50 overs.
Chasing 278 to book their place in the semis, all the Aussie batters got going. Except for Tahlia McGrath, who came at the end to remain not out on 0 off 2, every Aussie batter crossed the 25-run mark. Alyssa Healy slammed a brisk 72 runs off 65 deliveries but the star of the day was skipper Lanning, who hammered 97 off 107 with the help of 13 fours to lead her side from the front.
Lanning got dismissed in the 49th over but the job had already been done by then. She was adjudged with the Player of the Match as Australia won by six wickets with three balls to spare. This was also the highest ever run-chase in World Cup history.
Here are some stats and numbers from the Women’s World Cup 2022 group match, India vs Australia:
200 – Jhluan Goswami appeared in her 200th ODI match. She became the second female cricketer overall after Mithali Raj to achieve the milestone.
3 – Mithali (1253) surpassed Charlotte Edwards (1231) and is now the third-highest run-scorer in World Cups.
278 – Australia registered the highest-ever run-chase in World Cup history. The previous best was when they chased 258 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017.
12 – With twelve 50-plus scores in World Cups, Mithali has equaled Debbie Hockley for scoring most such scores.
130 – Yastika Bhatia and Mithali shared the highest third-wicket partnership (130) in this World Cup.
121 – Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy shared the highest first-wicket partnership (121) in the ongoing World Cup.
5 – Australia have now played five matches in the ongoing World Cup and have won all five of them.
1 – Bhatia and Mithali recorded the highest third-wicket partnership (130) for India against Australia in ODIs. The previous best was 109 runs between Hemlata Kala and Mithali in 2004.
561 – Harmanpreet Kaur has now scored 561 runs in her last 10 World Cup innings at an average of 70.12, with four fifties and two centuries.
2 – Meg Lanning registered her second-best ODI score (97) against India in 16 ODI innings.
50 – Beth Mooney reached the landmark of 50 ODI matches.
10 – Mithali also equaled Hockley and is now joint-top with her for smashing most fifties (10) in World Cups.
50 – Mooney also completed 50 catches across formats.
72 – Alyssa Healy registered her joint-highest score of 72 in World Cup history.