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The win will surely come as a boost in their clash before the semifinals. Here's the match highlights as it happened. Easy catch taken by Bhatia. Smashed by Perry! Takes a step forward and hammers that as it goes all the way. Radha removes Kimmince for 1.
What a catch taken by Radha! Bowled and caught! India are just cruising away and have put on a dominating performance so far. Stumped and decieved! Back to back boundaries by Perry. Cuts that sharp through the covers and the fielder can't get to that.
The run rate has shot up to 14 and India are doing all they can to contain the two batswomen. They have to speed up matters if they are to get close.
Poonam removes Gardner for Australia lose their fourth wicket and India are cruising. Radha removes Lanning for The skipper departs after playing the sweep shot, doesn't make a proper connection with the delivery and Veda is there to do the needfull.
That is humongous! Smashed by Gardner to long off and goes quite the distance. An appeal for LBW was turned down by the umpire and Deepti did not hesitate to take the review. The ball was pitching off and missed the stumps as well.
Gardner gets lucky. Gets to outside edge and back to third man. Meg Lanning avoids that. Deepti removes Mooney for Deepti's on a hat-trick.
Brilliant work by the spinner to remove the openers. Deepti removes Villani for 6. Smashed over the covers by Mooney. Well struck. First boundary of the chase. Beautifully hit by Mooney. Mooney and Villani are out to bat. Lets get started. Mandhana 83, Kaur 43 Smashed and that's been hammered by Deepti.
A chance missed for another wicket which involved a heavy collision between wicketkeeper Healy and Schutt. The wicketkeeper took a heavy knock through Schutt's shoulder. She is taken off the field as she seems to have suffered a concussion. Schutt removes Mandhana for A fantastic innings comes to an end.
Smashed to deep mid-wicket. Runs continue to flow.
Brilliant shot and brilliant innings. Perry removes Hemalatha for 1. Three wickets in quick succession. That is an absolute stunner of a catch.
One handed in the air.
That could be the catch of the tournament. Brilliant work by Tayla. Gardner removes Veda for 3. Mandhana was on her way for an LBW untill she took a review.
A relieved batswomen. It was pitching outside but the umpire had given it out. Kimmince removes Harmanpreet for She once again decided to take the high shot but the change of pace sees her off.
Australia can sigh a breath of relief. A fantastic innings though by the skipper. A one bounce boundary. The fielder can't get to that as India hammer away. Brillaint play by the two. Australia need to get rid of either one to take control as these two are punishing their bowlers at the moment.
Up in the air and goes all the way!