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Live Reporting

By Stephan Shemilt and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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    And that's where we're going to leave it - you can have a read of Stephan's match report and feast your eyes on all the video clips. There will be many, many more to come over the next fortnight.

    Tomorrow, it's a double-header from Perth - with Thailand making their World Cup debut against West Indies (07:00 GMT), before New Zealand take on Sri Lanka at 11:00.

    We hope you'll join us - until then, it's goodbye from us.

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    Ash Gardner's big hitting kept Australia in with a faint chance, but their victory hopes departed when she did - and they were bowled out with a ball to spare.

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    In the end, it was the loopy leg-spin of Poonam Yadav - and some top-class wicketkeeping by Taniya Bhatia - that turned the game in India's favour.

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    Ultimately, India were indebted to Deepti Sharma's unbeaten 49 from 46 balls to drag them towards a competitive total of 132-4.

    But things didn't go India's way in the field early on, as Smriti Mandhana painfully collided with an advertising board, while Alyssa Healy rediscovered her form with some boundaries.

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    I can't really argue with Alex there - as if to show that T20 isn't all about sixes off every ball, hopefully that match will have really energised interest in the tournament.

    It seems a long time ago now that Shafali Verma - who, we need to keep reminding ourselves and yourselves, is still only 16 - lit up the start of the India innings, before Australia reasserted control with three quick wickets.

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    Alex Hartley

    England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    We've had a low-scoring thriller, which I think was the perfect way for the tournament to start.

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    We've already seen some novelties in this tournament - like the front-foot no-ball called by the third umpire, and the double-bounce no-ball.

    Clips will be shared around the world, people will be aware of this story, it wasn't good for Australia but from the competition's point of view, it was brilliant.

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    cricketingview: I love how wonderfully understated Poonam Yadav's reaction was after beating the best player in the world neck and crop with a wondrous googly. If Imran Tahir had done that he would have been on a plane by now.

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  9. Captain's view

    India captain Harmanpreet Kaur on TMS: "It's a great feeling, you always look to win your first game as it will set the tone for you. Poonam Yadav is always good for the team, I'm happy for her as she's had some injuries and made a good comeback."

    Can you make the final? "If we play good cricket, everyone is looking very positive."

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    Henry Moeran

    BBC Test Match Special

    This India team is not celebrating wildly like they've won the tournament. It's one game. But contrast that with Meg Lanning as she walked over for the TV interviews - she looked worried. Suddenly, Australia's wriggle room for making mistakes is much less.

    Credit to Australia, their players are all signing autographs for both the Australian and Indian fans.

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    Here's the winning moment:

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    Alex Hartley

    England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    In T20 cricket, momentum is key. Get one win on the board, and you find ways to win. I think if India had lost this game, they might have had a difficult tournament. Australia will be fine, I'm still backing them to make the semi-finals. England lost the first game of the 2017 World Cup, for instance.

    But Harmanpreet Kaur was phenomenal, she absolutely nailed it. A big win for India.

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    Chris Hunter: What a game of cricket to start the T20 World Cup!

  14. Player of the match

    Player of the match was Poonam Yadav - taking 4-19 from her four overs, nearly capturing a hat-trick and only being denied a fifth wicket when she was no-balled for a double-bounce.

    Here's some of her best bits. And the double-bounce.

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    Alex Hartley

    England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    Bhatia only missed one chance, which was the catch on the hat-trick ball. If she'd taken that, it would still be shown on the screen now. She was on fire tonight.

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    A perhaps unsung hero today for India was Taniya Bhatia. Fans of top-class wicketkeeping can feast their eyes on this stumping.

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    Australia spinner Jess Jonassen on TMS: "It's not the way we wanted to start the tournament, we lost too many wickets in clumps and didn't have an answer to Poonam Yadav. She's got quite a good wrong 'un, we allowed her to settle and she made it really difficult for us to score. If we get another chance, hopefully we'll play her much better as we weren't able to capitalise.

    "No World Cup goes 100% to plan, we know we need to play good, hard and consistent cricket - unfortunately tonight it didn't come off. Hopefully we can finish with a few wins and get through the group stage.

    "It's pretty incredible, there were just over 13,500 here, it's one of the biggest crowds I've played in front of at home and hopefully it's a stepping stone towards breaking that record on International Women's Day."

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    This was that enormous six from Ash Gardner which gave Australia hope...

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    Alex Hartley

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    As a spinner, Poonam Yadav has turned the game when she took that caught-and-bowled from Alyssa Healy. But we can't overlook Deepti Sharma's innings.

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    So, who would have predicted that? Before the tournament? When India were bogged down in mid-innings, or when Alyssa Healy was teeing off at the beginning?