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India Women Vs Australia Women, 1st T20I: Social Media Lauds Women In Blue's Remarkable Win In Mumbai

A memorable performance by the Indian bowlers restricted the mighty Australia to 141, which Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana chased down easily. Here's how social media reacted to India women vs Australia women, 1st T20I

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IND-W vs AUS-W: Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues celebrate India's win
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India women's national cricket team began their three-game T20 Internationals series against Australia on the right note by securing a nine-wicket win in the first match in Navi Mumbai. Titas Sandhu shone with the ball, claiming four wickets, while Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana raced past the 50-run mark respectively to ease the home side toward a comfortable win. (More Cricket News)

Australia batted first but lost their two openers early to Renuka Singh and Sandhu. Sandhu then bagged another in quick succession and before they knew it, the visitors had surrendered four wickets for a combined score of 33. Ellyse Perry and Phoebe Litchfield prevented India from running rampant at the DY Patil Stadium with the ball, taking Australia past the 100-run mark before losing their wickets. With the top and middle order collapsed the Indian bowlers made quick work of the tail-enders, limiting the Aussies to just 141 runs. 

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Comparatively, India started their innings strongly, with Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana knocking the Australian bowlers all over the field. Both batters crossed the 50-run-mark, helping the hosts to a win without breaking a sweat, much to the delight of the Indian cricket fans. 

Here's how the social media reacted to India women's win:

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India Women vs Australia Women, 1st T20I, Match Details

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Australia XI: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Phoebe Litchfield, Grace Harris, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

India XI: Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Amanjot Kaur, Renuka Thakur, Shreyanka Patil, Titas Sadhu, Richa Ghosh, Pooja Vastrakar

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Australia: 141 (19.2 overs); Phoebe Litchfield 49(32), Ellyse Perry 37(30)

India: 145/1 (17.4 overs); Shafali Verma 64(44), Smriti Mandhana 54(52)

India win by nine wickets, lead series 1-0. 

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