Australia v India: Smriti Mandhana hits century on rain-hit second day

Smriti Mandhana scored 127 from 216 balls, together with 22 boundaries and one six
One-off Check, Metricon Stadium, Carrara (day two)
India 276-5: Mandhana 127, Raut 36; Molineux 2-28
Australia: But to bat

Smriti Mandhana hit her first Check century as India constructed a strong first-innings rating in opposition to Australia on a rain-hit second day in Carrara.

The opener was dismissed for 127 as India ended the day on 276-5 within the day-night sport on the Gold Coast.

After rain closely affected day one, there have been extra downpours with solely 57.4 overs attainable.

There isn’t a reserve day scheduled for the four-day Check, however higher climate is predicted for days three and 4.

Mandhana began the day on 80 not out however was virtually dismissed by the second ball of the day.

Beth Mooney appeared to take a spectacular one-handed catch at level nevertheless it was referred to the TV umpire to find out whether or not the catch was taken cleanly, and replays confirmed it was a front-foot no-ball by bowler Ellyse Perry.

Mandhana continued to punish the Australia bowlers and introduced up her maiden century by exquisitely pulling seamer Perry to the boundary.

She was ultimately dismissed by spinner Ashleigh Gardner after a mistimed drive ballooned straight to Tahlia McGrath at mid-off.

In an act which adhered to the spirit of the sport, Punam Raut’s affected person knock of 36 got here to an finish after she walked when given not out.

The batter performed at a supply from spinner Sophie Molineux which bounced, turned and nestled into the gloves of wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy.

With the umpire’s finger unmoved and the Australia fielders nonetheless in mid-appeal, Raut walked away from her crease and again to the dressing room.

Yastika Bhatia (19) was dismissed by Perry and captain Mithali Raj (30) was run out by Annabel Sutherland as India’s middle-order did not capitalise on good begins.

Deepti Sharma (12*) and Taniya Bhatia – but to attain – have been on the crease when thunderstorms arrived in the course of the second session.

An early tea was taken however a soaked outfield and extra rain meant no additional play was attainable.

The Check types a part of a multi-format collection that consists of three one-day internationals – gained 2-1 by Australia, which means they lead the collection 4-2 on factors – and is concluded by three Twenty20 internationals on 7, 9 and 10 October.

Take heed to ABC Grandstand commentary from days three and 4 of the Check match on BBC Radio 5 Stay Sports activities Additional, BBC Sounds and the BBC Sport web site and app from 05:05 BST on Saturday-Sunday 2-3 October.

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