Updated December 24th, 2023 at 17:04 IST
Capturing moments: Alyssa Healy turns photographer to mark India's historic test win over Australia
Alyssa Healy turns photographer as India secures historic Test win against Australia led by Harmanpreet Kaur. A breakthrough moment in cricket history
In a historic turn of events at Wankhede Stadium on Sunday, the Indian women's cricket team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, secured their first-ever Test match victory against Australia. On the fourth day of the match, the hosts successfully dismissed the Australians for 261 in the second innings and comfortably chased down the target of 75 with eight wickets in hand.
As the home team celebrated their one-off Test win with the coveted trophy, Australia's captain, Alyssa Healy, surprised everyone by taking on the role of a photographer, capturing a memorable picture of the victorious Indian team.
Healy, when asked about her impromptu gesture post-match, clarified, "It wasn't my camera. It was just that they were pushing the cameramen back, so I thought I'd give one of them an opportunity to get up there, nice and close. I actually cut out half of the Indian team by accident, so I don't think they'd be using that one."
Reflecting on their performance in Mumbai, Healy acknowledged, "What an amazing experience to come here and play Test cricket. Not easy to win over here, we found that out. We'd love to play a couple more to make it really interesting. We probably had one bad day – the first day – and the rest of the time we showed a lot of fight. Proud of our effort. It's our first opportunity to play red-ball cricket over here."
This win marked a significant milestone for India, breaking the trend of 11 Test matches against Australia, with six ending in draws and four won by the Aussies.
Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur expressed, "It's a reward for all the hard work we have done for so many years. Credit goes to all our support staff, especially our bowling coach and batting coach. We tried to keep things very simple. It's a reward for all the hard work and all the patience."
Published December 24th, 2023 at 17:02 IST