Bolton blasts Aussies to emphatic win over India

Nicole Bolton scored a run-a-ball ton.
Nicole Bolton scored a run-a-ball ton.

THE Aussie women's team romped to an eight-wicket win over India in the first match of their three-game one-day series in Vadodara.

An electric 100 not out from opener Nicole Bolton set up Australia's victory in just 32.1 overs as they chased down the target of 200 with ease.

In her return match from shoulder surgery, captain Meg Lanning struck a fluid 33 from 38 balls before being run out.

Alyssa Healy added a quickfire 38 off just 29 runs before her departure. It left all-rounder Ellyse Perry (25 not out) to team up with Bolton, who hit 12 fours in her 101-ball knock, to finish the job.

Ellyse Perry (left) and Nicole Bolton. Pic: AAP
Ellyse Perry (left) and Nicole Bolton. Pic: AAP

Earlier India could manage just a middling 200 as wickets fell in clumps throughout their innings.

Pooja Vastrakar top-scored with 51, coming in at No.9. Jess Jonasen was the pick of the bowlers with 4-30.

India shocked Australia in a semi-final of last year's World Cup, beating them before going on to lose the decider against England.

"It was pretty special," Bolton said of her thrilling knock.

"We knew it was going to be a hard series coming over here. To put on a dominant display like that is really pleasing and I think that's how we want to go about our batting: really good intent and finishing the game off."

Topics:  australia v india cricket nicole bolton one-day series

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

DASHCAM: Watch learner driver's lucky escape

Warwick learner driver has lucky escape.

AMAZING dashcam footage has captured a frightening carpark incident

Six tourists face drug charges or drug diversion programs

Police executed the warrant.

Joint operation by Wallangarra and Stanthorpe police

There is rain coming to the Border ranges

There isn't a great possibility of river rises this week.

Stanthorpe rated higher than Warwick for chance of rain

Local Partners