Aussies lose at last – in Super Over drama
December 11, 2022 / 9:23 pm
Australia’s all-conquering women’s team have finally lost an international – but it took a dazzling Super Over by India’s big hitters to consign them to a first defeat in 2022.
Their second T20 international in Mumbai on Sunday went to the extra over after a thrilling tie which featured India’s Devika Vaidya hitting a four off the final ball of the regulation 20 overs to level the scores in front of an ecstatic full-house of 45,238.
Taking advantage of their great escape, India’s power players Richa Ghosh and player of the match Smriti Mandhana then both smashed sixes off T20I debutant Heather Graham in a Super Over that got clattered for 20 runs.
In response, Australia’s batters, headed by captain Alyssa Healy’s 15 off five balls, fell four runs short after mustering 16 in total.
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Tahlia McGrath and Beth Mooney shone again but Australia have finally lost a 2022 international. (Dave Hunt/AAP PHOTOS)