Australian skipper Meg Lanning endured an unfortunate mode of dismissal when she knocked out her own bails while batting during Australia Women’s final T20I against India Women. The two sides are battling it out in a dead rubber at the Carrera Oval in Queensland.
The first T20I was washed out due to incessant showers after India looked in a dominating position courtesy of a Jemimah Rodrigues special. However, in the second game, the Aussies pulled through despite some lower-order heroics from Pooja Vastrakar.
The third and final game is going on, but Australia has already won the overall series. Nevertheless, any win for the Indian women down under is something to be happy about. The Australians were sent in to bat by their opponents.
Just like in the second game, Alyssa Healy was dismissed early, this time by Renuka Singh. Lanning joined Beth Mooney in the middle, and the two slowly built a partnership. In the 7th over bowled by Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Lanning unknowingly got too deep in the crease.
She tried to cut hard and managed to make contact with the ball, but not before knocking the stumps with the bat on the way down. Then, comically enough, the ball reached the fence, but Lanning had to walk back to the pavilion.
Watch Meg Lanning’s dismissal here:
Meg Lanning's out hit wicket!
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Australia eventually piled 149 on the board due to Mooney’s 61 and another fabulous lower-order effort from Talia McGrath. However, the total is above par at the Carrera Oval, and the Indian women will have to play out of their skin to win the match.