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Australia Women Create History By Breaking India Women's Record

In the last game of the three-match WODI series between the Ireland Women and Australia Women, Australia comfortably won the game by 10 wickets. During that game, Australia Women recorded the highest WODI chase without losing a wicket.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 02.08.2023
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In the last game of the three-match WODI series between the hosts Ireland Women and the visitors Australia Women, the visiting team comfortably won the game by 10 wickets and clinched the series with a 2-0 lead. During that game, Australia Women recorded the highest WODI chase without losing a wicket.

Leading the WODI series by 1-0, Australia Women chose to field first after winning the toss in the last game of the series. Ireland Women were all out for 217 runs in 49 overs. While Orla Prendergast scored 71 runs off 109 balls (six fours), opener Gaby Lewis (35), captain Laura Delany (36) and Rebecca Stokell (27) were the other players in that innings with double-digit scores apart from the extras (23).


Among the Aussie bowlers, Ashleigh Gardner (3/38) and the former Irish bowler Kim Garth (3/34) took three wickets each.

In reply, the young Aussie openers Phoebe Litchfield and Annabel Sutherland comfortably chased the target without losing their wickets. While Litchfield scored 106 not out off 114 balls (14 fours), Sutherland scored 109 not out in 101 balls (11 fours). The Australian team chased 218 runs in 35.5 overs without losing any wickets.


Here are some crucial stats of the successful WODI chasing


  • Australia Women (221/0) became the first team to successfully chase more than 200 runs without losing a wicket in the Women’s ODI history. The previous highest WODI chase without losing a wicket was 174 runs by India Women against Sri Lanka Women at Pallekele on 4 July 2022.


  • Both the Australian openers, Phoebe Litchfield (106*) and Annabel Sutherland (109*), completed centuries in that chasing. It was the first time in WODI history that more than one century was recorded in the second innings.  


Australia Women openers Phoebe Litchfield and Annabel Sutherland set up the 221 runs partnership for the unbroken first wicket


  • Litchfield and Sutherland recorded the highest partnership in the second innings of Women’s ODI history (for any wicket). The previous WODI record in such case was 204 runs partnership for the unbroken third wicket between Australian cricketers Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry against West Indies Women at Bowral on 16 November 2014.


  • The previous record WODI opening partnership in the second innings was 190 runs by the Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues against New Zealand Women at Napier on 24 January 2019.


Women’s ODI record: Highest partnerships for any wicket in the second innings


Players (Team)

Partnership runs

Partnership wicket

Opposition

Venue

Date

Phoebe Litchfield & Annabel Sutherland (Australia Women)

221*

1st

Ireland Women

Dublin

28 July 2023

Meg Lanning & Ellyse Perry (Australia Women)

204*

3rd

West Indies Women

Bowral

16 November 2014

Lydia Greenway & Sarah Taylor (England Women)

201

3rd

New Zealand Women

Lincoln

5 March 2012

Chamari Athapaththu & Nilakshi de Silva (Sri Lanka Women)

190*

3rd

New Zealand Women

Galle

3 July 2023

Smriti Mandhana & Jemimah Rodrigues (India Women)

190

1st

New Zealand Women

Napier

24 January 2019

(Updated till 28 July 2023)

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