Smriti Mandhana is batting on 70 whereas Punam Raut is on eight not out. The solely wicket to fall was that of Shafali Verma within the first session for 31 off Sophie Molineux‘s bowling.
“Lightning remains in close proximity to the venue. Until such time that it is deemed safe to access the field of play the covers will remain on the pitch” cricket.com.au tweeted.
UPDATE: Lightning stays in shut proximity to the venue. Until such time that it’s deemed protected to entry the fie… https://t.co/JscaGjCKJ0
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) 1632990169000
There has been forecast of inclement climate throughout the first two days of the 4-day match.