Elyse Villani and Sammy-jo Johnson smashed quick-fire knocks to provide Australia A a simple win over India A within the 1st unofficial T20 at Gold Coast on Thursday (December 19).
Australia A bowlers restricted India A to only 112 for 9 in 20 overs. Villani (62 off 36) and Johnson (48 off 24) then hit unbeaten knocks to make gentle work of the chase as Australia A raced house for a nine-wicket win in 11.1 overs.
Villani smashed 9 fours and three sixes whereas Johnson hit 5 fours and three sixes. Captain Tahlia McGrath was the one wicket to fall, for two.
Australia A elected to discipline first and had India A in bother instantly, decreasing them to 25 for five inside 5 overs. D Hemalatha and Nuzhat Parween revived the innings with a 42-run stand for the sixth wicket.
Hemalatha hit 20 off 29 whereas Parween scored 43 off 44, serving to India A cross 100. Nevertheless, it wasn’t sufficient as Australia gained simply.
Molly Strano and McGrath picked up two wickets apiece for Australia A.
The second of three T20s shall be performed on December 21.