Southern Stars win ODI series against India

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By SAT Sports Desk

Melbourne, 5 February: Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars won the ODI series following Australia’s six-wicket win against India in the second ODI at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart. The match was streamed live at cricket.com.au.

Nicole Bolton scored 77 and put on a 138-run opening stand with captain Meg Lanning (61) as Australia chased India’s total of 8/252 with 20 balls left.

Earlier, India’s Smriti Mandhana scored 102 in a Player of the Match performance. Ellyse Perry picked up three wickets.

The Southern Stars won the series with one match still to be played this Sunday (7 February) from 2.20pm (local time) at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart. Entry is free, with fans also able to live stream the match on cricket.com.au.

Addressing the media after the match Nicole said, “ We are trying to strike bigger and getting close to becoming a 300 runs team.”

“Time out in the middle of the ODIs is invaluable and places them well for the T20 World Cup,” she said.

With this win the Southern Stars pick up 2 more points for the 2017 World Cup qualification, with Australia still placed top of the Women’s Championship table.

- SAT News Service.

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