Know why megastar Amitabh Bachchan apologised to Indian Women Cricket team


Australia lost just two wickets in the chase - keeper-bat Alyssa Healy for 38 and skipper Meg Lanning for 33 - with the Indian bowlers being entirely ineffective.

Senior Bachchan probably got confused between the two countries as India are now playing Australia in a three-match ODI series.

Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opted to bat but inspired spells from Amanda Wellington and Jess Jonassen meant that India were bowled out for 200 on the last ball of the innings.

The Indian women cricketers were left red-faced after Australia thrashed the hosts by 8 wickets in the first ODI of the ICC Women's Championship.

Australia bowling: Megan Schutt 10-1-37-1, Ellyse Perry 7-0-46-0, Ashleigh Gardner 7-0-34-1, Nicola Carey 10-2-28-0, Amanda-Jade Wellington 6-0-24-3, Jess Jonassen 10-1-30-4.

"I think I was really determined to go out there and play really positively", she said.
"All the batters in our team are capable of scoring 100+ and everyone's wicket is important and if we continue to throw away wickets like this, it will become very hard". The Australians were disciplined with the ball with the spinners taking eight wickets.

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She was asked about the new central contracts where the elite women players stand to earn Rs 50 lakh per annum.

Kaur pointed out to her bowlers not sticking to the field settings and their tactics simply not working. In reply, Australia were cruising at 60 without loss after the nine overs of powerplay, and the thoughts of a century would perhaps had seemed a distant possibility to Bolton.

"We have to improve our fielding and also the contribution of tail-enders".

In a manner similar to her WBBL blitzkriegs this season, Healy hammered the barrage of short balls from the opening pace duo of Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar, and also took on spinners Deepti Sharma and Rajeshwari Gayakwad. That was the time when Verma and Vastrakar joined hands to bail India out of a precarious situation.

Poonam Raut and Smriti Mandhana got India off to a bright start with a flurry of boundaries, but the spinners pegged them back.