Mooney magic inspires epic Aussie comeback win

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Australia's women person extended their satellite grounds winning streak to 26 one-day internationals successful the astir gripping scenes successful Mackay, aft a contentious no-ball telephone kept their chances of a last-delivery triumph alive.

India appeared to person ended Australia's phenomenal tally successful the 2nd ODI erstwhile Nicola Carey holed retired to quadrate limb 49.5 overs into the innings, but the hosts were reprieved erstwhile the umpire called a no-ball, deeming an above-the-waist transportation had been bowled.

Needing 2 runs to triumph disconnected the last shot of the innings, opening batter Beth Mooney past bunted a Jhulan Goswami transportation to heavy mid-on and the Australians scurried done for two.

The triumph capped an astonishing comeback successful which Australia, chasing 275 to win, had been reeling astatine 4-62 successful the 16th over.

But Mooney plundered a sparkling 125 not retired disconnected 133 deliveries and Tahlia McGrath peeled disconnected 74 runs disconnected 77 balls, starring Australia to a melodramatic five-wicket win.

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Mooney was dropped astatine quadrate limb connected conscionable 1 run, earlier heaping misery connected India successful a sound that included 12 fours.

The left-hander played a bid of textbook drives and wowed the North Queensland assemblage with immoderate inventive brilliance, including a reverse expanse for 4 and a thigh changeable that besides raced to the boundary.

Her unbeaten 125 stands arsenic the apical people of her planetary career, portion it was her archetypal ODI period since February 2017.

Australia's Beth Mooney and Nicola Carey clasp aft the winning runs of the 2nd one-day planetary against India were hit. (Getty)

Mooney combined for a 126-run concern with McGrath, who walked to the mediate astatine No.6 and struck 9 fours successful her innings of 74.

Filling successful for injured opening batter Rachael Haynes, McGrath played a premix of elegant strokes and punishing shots connected some sides of the wicket arsenic she carved retired her maiden ODI half-century.

The right-hander's fantabulous innings ended erstwhile she was caught astatine backward quadrate limb erstwhile playing a propulsion changeable disconnected the bowling of left-arm orthodox spinner Yastika Bahtia.

Australia's Beth Mooney works the shot done the limb broadside during the 2nd one-day planetary against India. (Getty)

"It's beauteous singular that we came backmost to triumph that game," Mooney said of the epic comeback.

"I thought we were gone for each wealth astatine 1 point.

"And erstwhile Ash (Gardner) and I built a small partnership, followed by Tahlia and I, I deliberation conscionable moving retired the maths successful my caput I didn't deliberation we were excessively acold disconnected the mark.

"I tried to not fto the balls get excessively acold distant from however galore runs determination were. If that spread was getting excessively large I deliberation it was going to get a spot retired of hand.

"But wickets successful the shed astatine the 40-over people truly helped america and having acceptable batters and, arsenic good arsenic Tahlia, Nic came successful and played the location down."

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Tahlia McGrath of Australia plays a expanse changeable during the 2nd one-day planetary against India. (Getty)

Mooney played down the contention erstwhile asked astir the captious no-ball decision.

"I've been talking to immoderate radical connected the sideline and they said it was a wide no-ball," Mooney said.

"I wasn't definite due to the fact that of everything happening. Essentially we were conscionable trying to enactment retired if we got a tally for the tally that we did oregon who was connected onslaught and things similar that. Obviously it was a beauteous choky telephone successful the end."

McGrath paired her sound of 74 with 3-25 disconnected 9 overs.

Australia and India are present acceptable to conscionable successful a 3rd ODI successful Mackay tomorrow.

They volition past play 1 Test lucifer and 3 T20s.

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