Team India took on Australia in the second ODI on Saturday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. During the game, Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana were involved in a very terrible collision. This left Sneh Rana suffering an injury and walking off the field with tears in her eyes.
Australia had won the first ODI while chasing the 283 target set by India at the same venue. Phoebe Litchfield, Elyse Perry, and Tahila McGrath had scored half-centuries to help the visitors to a six-wicket win.
Alyssa Healy won the toss and chose to bat first as Kim Garth replaced Megan Schutt. India made two changes to their team from the previous game. Smriti Mandhana was back in place of Shafali Varma while Shreyanka Patil came in for Saika Ishaque.
Sneh Rana suffers terrible injury
The fifth ball of the 25th over saw high drama as Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar had a nasty collision. Shreyanka Patil was bowling around the wicket to Beth Mooney who went for a cut.
It was at this moment that the injury happened when Rana fielding at point did not see Vastrakar coming to field the ball. While Pooja Vastrakar was quick to get up there were concerns about Sneh Rana.
Team India’s medical team ran onto the field as the player slowly made it back to her feet. As she was walking back to the pavilion to get treated it was visible the pain Sneh Rana was in. Tears flowed easily as the player made her way off the ground holding her head.
Batting first Australia managed to post a healthy total of 259 from their 50 overs. Pooja Vastrakar for the first wicket when she dismissed the Australian captain Healy for 13. Elyse Perry joined Phoebe Litchfield and added 77 runs for the second wicket. The two batters scored their second consecutive half-century of the series.
Deepti Sharma and Shreyanka Patil then got the big wickets of the two set batters to put a break on the scoring. Once the two set batters were out the Australians kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
The star with the ball for India was Deepti Sharma who took 5/38 from her ten overs. The 26-year-old spinner has been in fine form recently during the Test matches against England and Australia. The fifer is a good reward for the youngster’s growing stature in the cricketing world.