Australia women’s team defeated their Indian counterparts in the final of the tri-series final on Wednesday. During the match, the Australian skipper, Meg Lanning got a lucky reprieve as the stump-mic came to her rescue. In the 14th over, she made an attempt for a quick single but the ball went on the bounce to Shikha Pandey at mid-off who had a shy at the stumps.
The ball was on course to hit the stumps but the throw landed on the stump-mic wire and changed course and completed missed the stumps. Lanning was quick to capitalize on the opportunity to sneak in an extra run. Cricket Australia took to Twitter to share the video of the ‘rare’ incident on the field.
Here is the video of the unusual incident:
Another example of technology saving the batter!
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) February 12, 2020
Earlier, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first against India in the summit clash. Beth Mooney’s unbeaten knock of 71 runs helped Australia Women to reach a competitive total of 155 for six. For India, Deepti Sharma was the pick of the bowlers as he scalped three wickets and conceded just 30 runs in her quota of four overs.
Chasing 156 for the win, India got off to a poor start as Shafali Verma was sent packing in the second over by Tayla Vlaeminck. Young batter Richa Ghosh then played the anchor role along with Smriti Mandhana as the duo added 43 runs for the second wicket. Annabel Sutherland removed Ghosh for 17 but Mandhana held her end and went onto to score her 12th T20I half-century.
India were 113 for four after 14 overs, needing 43 off the last five overs with captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Mandhana out in the middle. Once Mandhana lost her wicket, the Indian team suffered a shocking batting collapse and eventually fell 11 runs short of the target.