India thump Australia by 48 runs to go on top of table
India were clinical in their performance as they sent out a warning to their rivals at the Women's World Twenty20 with a 48-run thrashing of Australia.
Smriti Mandhana smashed 83 off 55 balls at the top while Harmanpreet Kaur struck a quick-fire 43 off 27 as the Indians racked up 167-8 batting first, before restricting Australia to 119-9.
Mandhana struck 12 boundaries, including three sixes, in a 55-ball 82, putting on 68 for the third wicket in just seven overs with skipper Kaur.
Australian batters, however struggled against India’s spinners with Anuja Patil taking 3-15 and Radha Yadav claiming 2-13, including the vital wicket of Meg Lanning for just 10.
Captain Lanning was optimistic that key batter Healy would be fit for the last four.
"We'll have to look after Alyssa and hopefully she'll be all right for the semi-final," she said.
Smriti Mandhana was declared player of the match for her blistering knock.