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March 31, 2020
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World news Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreLive ReportingBy Mark MitchenerAll times stated are UKPost updateAlister NicholsonBBC Test Match SpecialThe crowd’s enthusiam hasn’t been dampened despite the contest fizzling out.15.4 oversFans around the ground hold up their mobile phones to create a bit of a light show around the MCG – Deepti Sharma forces the ball just over three pursuing cover fielders, while concussion sub Richa Ghosh is playing a mature innings.Post updateAlex HartleyEngland spinner on BBC Test Match SpecialThis India batting collapse shows how reliant they are on their top three.15 oversDelissa Kimmince returns at the Great Southern Stand End – while the camera picks out two legends of the game, ex-England skipper Charlotte Edwards and current New Zealand superstar Suzie Bates who are watching from the stands.Knowing the game has well and truly gone, India help themselves to five singles. They need 104 from 30 balls.With five overs left, the trophy engraver can start work.Post updateAlex HartleyEngland spinner on BBC Test Match SpecialAustralia have been clinical. It’s a shame it’s not been a better game of cricket, but Australia have been so good to watch.Posted at 9:439:43Post updateCatching up with the wickets, here’s how it ended for Veda Krishnamurthy:Video contentVideo caption: Krishnamurthy holes out to KimminceKrishnamurthy holes out to KimmincePost updateAlex BlackwellFormer Australia batter on BBC Test Match SpecialAustralia are cutting off every run they can; they are enjoying themselves out there. They can enjoy the last six overs knowing they are going to win another World Cup.14 oversDeepti Sharma has rather dawdled in this innings – and even when she does target the long-off boundary, Jess Jonassen stretches every sinew to cut off the four and restrict India for two.Sharma gives the India fans a brief moment to cheer as she swipes a four off the edge over the vacant slip cordon – a single takes her to 25 from 27 balls.India need an increasingly unlikely 109 from 36 balls.From the press box13.3 oversouchAustralia’s bowlers continue to operate in one-over spells, but there’s a steely stare on Meg Lanning’s face – she will continue to remorselessly press for victory.Richa Ghosh is struck on the body as she tries to pull Carey to leg – hopefully India won’t need to replace her replacement? She seems fine – moving to eight from nine balls.13 oversSophie Molineux has bowled well, she finishes her four-over spell with 1-21 as Ghosh tries to repeat her boundary shot from earlier, but Schutt cuts it off and they run two.India need 118 more from 42 balls. Any India fans looking for some blind optimism… I’m afraid it’s not going to happen.Posted at 9:359:35Post update12.2 oversNow, that’s not a bad way to get your innings under way – Richa Ghosh lofts a four over mid-off!Post updateHenry MoeranBBC Test Match SpecialIt’s frustrating and disappointing that the match hasn’t been closer and more exciting, but the home fans won’t mind that.12 ballsNow, here’s a novelty – we have a concussion substitute in place, which I’m not sure we’ve had in a World Cup before. With Taniya Bhatia having retired hurt earlier on after being hit in the helmet grille, she has been replaced by 16-year-old Richa Ghosh, for only her third international appearance.India need 127 from 48 balls.Post updateAlex BlackwellFormer Australia batter on BBC Test Match SpecialThat’s a great catch. Jess Jonassen has been great for Australia in this World Cup.11.3 overswicketWICKETKrishnamurthy c Jonassen b Kimmince 19 (Ind 58-5)Video contentVideo caption: Krishnamurthy holes out to KimminceKrishnamurthy holes out to KimminceA slightly tortuous innings from Veda Krishnamurthy (19 from 24 balls) comes to an end as she’s caught at mid-off.Post updateHenry MoeranBBC Test Match SpecialAustralia captain Meg Lanning is close to her moment of destiny now.We had 81,000 through the gates here by the time the first innings ended.11 oversNicola Carey returns, India are doing their best to hustle for every run, but this game is still only going one way – and some of the India players in the dugout can’t even watch.The win predictor has India with a rather generous 8% win probability. They need 129 from 54 balls to make it a certainty. The tallest of tall orders.Posted at 9:269:26The women’s football World Cup are watching…
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