India Women’s team script historic 1st Test win over Australia

Mumbai, Dec 24: India Women successfully chased 75 runs on the fourth and final day for an eight-wicket win and a historic first-ever Test triumph against Australia Women at the Wankhede Stadium on Christmas Eve on Sunday.

After bundling out Australia for 261 in their second innings in 75 minutes in the morning, India raced to victory half an hour after lunch on the fourth day of the one-off Test as part of the multi-form series.

India had bundled out Australia for 219 on the first day and then posted 406 in their first innings, riding on half-centuries by Deepti Sharma (78), Smriti Mandhana (74), Jemimah Rodrigues (73) and Richa Ghosh (52).

In their first Test in India in four decades, the hosts dominated Australia to score their second successive victory in a fortnight.

Last week, India had defeated England by 347 runs, the biggest win by runs in the history of women’s Test cricket, at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai for their first win against England at home.


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