India dictated the rules to the mighty Australia, who did everything they could to withstand the difficult overs and scored 143 for four on the third day of the rain-hit Pink Ball Test on Saturday.
At stumps, Australia senior Julan Goswami (2/27) bowled beautifully, hitting 63 and trailing by 234 runs at one stage.
India declared their first innings at 377 for 8.
Mithali Raj’s side were lucky when the referee misjudged out Australian captain McLaughlin (38), raising her finger despite the inside margin and ending her dangerous decision in the middle. On that occasion, the lucky bowler was Pooja Vastragar (2/31).
It was snowing, but it didn’t help the Indian bowlers who kept things tight for most of the Australian innings.
After Dahlia McGrath (28) scored 119 for 4 against straight and narrow bowler Smriti Mandana, Goswami had two wickets, a knock and a silly mid-off, but Ellis Perry (27 not out) and Ashley Gardner (13 not out). Escaped.
Lanning’s dismissal raised questions about the lack of TRS, which was considered part of the game, but the organizers were unable to carry out their plans.
Earlier, Goswami hit two runs after India declared their first innings to reduce Australia to 69 for two in tea.
In the second session of the day / night Test, India got the right announcement time considering that batting with the pink ball was very difficult due to radiant factors.
Alyssa Healy (29) and Captain Lanning not only stabilized the pair but also played some elegant shots as Australia bounced back well after losing Beth Mooney.
However, shortly before the break, Goswami delivered to the spectators with his magnificent bowling.
After softening Healy with some narrow objects, Goswami threw a long ball and moved enough to hit the waiting hands of wicket-keeper Tanya Patia.
After cleaning the 38-year-old cracker Moni’s stump again in the left-handed opener, the thunder saw it reach the side of the foot.
Deepti Sharma scored 66 for India, the team’s second-best scorer, after Smriti Mandana’s first century at the start.
The previous day, India had dug deeper instead of quick runs, reaching 359 for seven at dinner.
After rain and lightning ended prematurely for the second day’s play at the Carrara Oval, the Indians were 276 for five at night, losing the wickets of Tanya Patiya and Pooja Vastragar for 83 in the long first session.
Tanya scored 22 off 75 balls and Vastragar scored 13.
At the lunch break, Deepti Sharma batted with 58 runs.
Tanya’s dismissal ended the innings with 45 runs for the sixth wicket, which came at a slower pace than on Thursday with Sharma. The match was ruined by bad weather.
The Tanya and Sharma pair took more than 28 runs and scored those 45 runs.
Stella Campbell was the lone wicket-taker, while Alyssa Healy went out for her first Test wicket off the stumps.
Although they did not lose many wickets, what could not help India’s cause was the inability to use loose balls on a flat base. Deepti was very slow as usual and did not play the attacking game, which may be due to the earlier announcement.
Meanwhile, Sharma, who started the day on the 12th, swept his second Test fifty behind the square and reached the milestone with the help of five fours off 148 balls.
Ellis Perry gave the team another breakthrough, with Pooja Vastragar being brilliantly caught in the gill by Beth Mooney.
This is Perry’s 300th international wicket, even though Sharma has surpassed his previous best Test score of 54. Perry is the only female cricketer to score 5000 international runs and take 300 wickets.