8-wicket victory for Australia

Vadodara: Opener Nicole Bolton struck an unbeaten 100 off 101 balls after Australian spinners bamboozled India to set up a crushing eight-wicket win in the opening game of the three-match series, which is part of the ICC Women's Championship.

Bolton's fourth ODI hundred ensured Australia reached a modest 201-run target in just 32.1 overs. The experienced Ellyse Perry (25 not out) hit the winning four.

India would have been bowled out for far less if it had not been for the 76-run partnership between Sushma Verma (41) and Pooja Vastrakar (51) for the eighth wicket, helping them muster 200.

Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen led a stellar show from the Australian spinners, taking four wickets for 30 runs in 10 overs. Amanda-Wellington picked up three.



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