India quickly scored 131 out of 4 for 15.2 overs and looked good for a total of about 165-plus when torrential rains dashed hopes of a full game.
Jemima Rodriguez smashed a stylish 49 out of 36 goals before the skies opened up to force the abandonment of the first women’s T20 International between India and Australia in the Gold Coast on Thursday.
India quickly scored 131 out of 4 points for 15.2 overs and looked good for a total of over 165 when torrential rains dashed hopes of a full game.
However, for the Indian team, their positive approach to hitting the ball was a welcome change: Smriti Mandhana (17 balls out of 10) and Shafali Verma (18 balls out of 14) provided a runaway start.
It was a rare occasion that Australia missed over 50 runs in Powerplay overs as the Indian batsmen never lost their pace, although, with the exception of Jemima, none of the other top tier players were able to reach their starting positions.
Jemima had seven boundaries, and was on the verge of a stocky Richie Gosh (17 of 13 goals) during the break.
The match kicked off with Shafali Verma stabbing Tayla Vlaemink on six-point covers, while Smriti Mandhana kicked off Sophie Molyneux as the duo added 31 runs to the starting position. Mandhana fell into a trap on the move, and also struck a cross.
Both were fired one after the other, and skipper Harmanpreet hit three goals in her short stint before Jemima stepped into the center of the stage with some great offside shots.
She started by stripping the Molineux and then slashed the spinner on Ashley Gardener’s left arm, while the pacer Hannah Darlington, in her one-of-a-kind, was thrown midway across two borders.
Jemima has played a lot of antiaircraft in the recent past due to her constant setbacks, and also lost her first XI place in the formation with 50 points.
However, at The Hundred, the 21-year-old Mumbaikar returned the lost ball with a score of 92 from 43, 60 from 41 and 57 from 44 for the Northern Super Chargers.
After Yastika Bhatia (15) was rejected, Richa walked in and hit Talia McGrath three times to push the score above 130.
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