AUS W vs IND W: Welcome to our live coverage of historic Pink Ball Test Day 3 between Australia Women and India Women from Metricon Stadium in Gold Coast.
Rain wiped out a significant part of the second day’s play after India opener Smriti Mandhana stole the limelight with a magnificent maiden Test hundred in the historic women’s day/night match against Australia here on Friday.
India were 276 for five in 101.5 overs when lightning forced the players indoors sometime after the dinner break, meaning more than a session’s play was wasted due to inclement weather. The lightning was followed by rain, rendering the outfield wet.
FOLLOW LIVE UPDATES:
11.00 AM: WICKET! Taniya Bhatia departs on 22. The Indian wicketkeeper looked composed throughout her innings but Stella Campbell finally gives the hosts their first wicket of the day. No foot movement from Bhatia as she chases a delivery outside off. She finds a thick outside edge and Alyssa Healy grabs a regulation catch. Pooja Vastrakar is the new batter in. India 319/6
10.45 AM: 300! India have reached the 300-run mark after Deepti Sharma and Taniya Bhatia gave India a steady start on the resumption of play on Day 3.