Nicole Bolton tons helped Australia to take 1-0 lead over India

Nicole Bolton tons helped Australia to take 1-0 lead over India

Bolton did rue the unfortunate run out of her skipper Lanning, who shone brightly in her brief hit-out on worldwide comeback after a seven-months lay-off due to a right-shoulder reconstruction surgery. Pooja's heroics couldn't save the match, though, and India lost to Australia by eight wickets.

Amitabh Bachchan never misses a chance of congratulating Indian athletes on their successful performances - be it at home or overseas.

In Cricket, Australia women defeated India by 8 wickets in the first One-Day International of the three-match series in Vadodara. It would be interesting to see if the teenage sensation Jemimah Rodrigues would get her ODI cap. "I think to put on a dominant display like that is really pleasing and that's how we sort of want to go about our batting with really good intent". "Pandey came for a spell and really honed it on the stumps and I actually found that quite hard to score", said Bolton.

The women players deservingly got richer after that but Harmanpreet's knock certainly was the catalyst - a real "Gamechanger".

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"Our plan of rotating the strike wasn't even done and in such games, this is very important if initially you're not able to score, because in that situation, you can not throw your wicket away", she added.

Electing to bat after winning the toss, India lost wickets at regular intervals before the duo of Pooja Vastrakar (51) and Sushma Verma (41) steadied the ship with sensible batting. Australian women's chase down the target set by Indian women's.

Alyssa Healy (38) provided the right impetus in the chase scoring six boundaries and a six and laid a solid 60-run opening stand with Bolton (100 not out) at the other end. Indian women beat South Africa 2-1 in ODI series and 3-1 in the T20I series to script history as they registered a double series win in South Africa for the first time.

Australians were not only disciplined with the ball, they outdid India with the bat as well. "I'm probably going to have to wheel her bag out tonight or pack her kit or do something to get back in her good books", she joked.

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