INDW vs. AUSW: Captain Harmanpreet Kaur of the Indian women’s national cricket team disclosed the key to their success on Sunday, following their two decisive victories in as many days. In Mumbai, India defeated Australia by eight wickets to win their first-ever Test match against the Southern Stars. They crushed England by a record run margin only a few days ago. (Scorecard | News on Cricket)
Following India’s momentous victory over Australia, Kaur stated that the secret to their success is to play “positive cricket” and keep “things very simple”—two qualities that were evident throughout their Test matches against Australia and England.
The Indian women’s team never held back when playing their maiden Test match against the all-time great Australians at Wankhede Stadium, where they were playing for the first time since 1984. Of course, there were times when you had to play catch up, just like in any game, and they performed well in such situations as well, such as breaking a stand or finishing things off.
Captain Harmanpreet Kaur disclosed the key to their success
“It’s a prize for all the arduous labor we have put in over the years. All of our support personnel deserves recognition, but especially our hitting and bowling coaches. We made every effort to maintain simplicity. It’s a reward for all of your patience and hard work,” Kaur said as soon as the historic victory was achieved.
When requested to bowl first, the Indian women initially dismissed the Australian women for 219 runs. Before answering with an innings of 406 runs. In addition to Richa Ghosh reaching a half-century, which both Shafali Verma and Pooja Vastrakar came dangerously close to doing, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, and Deepti Sharma also achieved their seventies.
“We reasoned that playing constructive cricket would be really beneficial to us. However we have been performing with this group for a very long time, and occasionally we would like to shuffle a little bit. We started Richa [Ghosh} at first base because we know how good a batsman she is. And how much damage she can do to the opposition,” Kaur continued. “We were not interested in returning to defensive cricket. We have to live in the present.”
INDW vs. AUSW Highlights
Day 3 saw Australia dominate, with Tahlia McGrath leading the comeback, but on the last day, India triumphed like the Lionesses. And it took 18.4 balls to finish the ceremony—a first-ever Test victory over Australia.
It was an extension of the campaign against England that Harmanpreet Kaur & Co. had begun in Navi Mumbai. They crushed the visitors on Day 1 of their first-ever home Test match, setting a world record with a winning margin of 347 runs. India had defeated England twice on the road in 2014, but this was their first victory against them at home in 15 Test matches.
India defeated Australia a few days later, their first victory in ten attempts. The newest rising stars in women’s cricket have been discovered. And the best talent in the world will come together in India in February and March to see just that.