Indian Women's Cricket Team Create History By Beating Australia To Win The First Twenty20 Series

30/01/2016 8:31 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 29: India players celebrate after taking the wicket of Jess Jonassen during the women's Twenty20 International match between Australia and India at Melbourne Cricket Ground on January 29, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Zak Kaczmarek/Getty Images)

MELBOURNE -- The Indian women's cricket team scripted history today by clinching its maiden Twenty20 series win over three-time world champion Australia with a comprehensive 10-wicket triumph in the rain-truncated second game, here today.

With today's win, the Indians thus established a 2-0 lead in the three-match series which will wind up on January 31 in Sydney.

Opting to bowl after winning the toss, the Indians had their more fancied rivals on the mat in overcast conditions.

India restricted Australia to 125 in the match which was reduced to 18-overs-a-side following rain interruption.

In reply, the Indian eves came out all guns blazing and were cruising along nicely before another round of showers forced a revision of target to 66 in 10 overs.

Skipper Mithali Raj (37 not out) struck the winning runs as India overhauled the target in 9.1 overs.

In a throughly dominating performance from start to finish, India cornered Australia early on by reducing them to 33 for three in just the fifth overs of the match.

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