Renuka Singh gets the big wicket of Alyssa Healy

Unbeaten on their way to the grand finale, Australia opted to bat first but the start was not rosy. than ideal. Renuka Singh provided India the early breakthrough as she had the big fish Alyssa Healy trapped lbw in the third over. However, Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney led a solid recovery with a 74-run partnership off just 47 deliveries.

Lanning got going with her typical slash for a boundary, albeit through a rare misfield on a day India were exceptional in the fielding department. The Australia captain made up for the earlier dots with a maximum over long-on and a four to third man to close out the powerplay on 43/1.