India completed the ODI leg of the multi-format sequence on a excessive with a superb two-wicket win — original by a collective group effort — which ended Australia`s unbeaten ODI streak of 26 matches. Nevertheless, Australia received the ODI sequence 2-1, with the multi-format sequence` scoreline studying 4-2.
The third and ultimate ODI in Mackay went right down to the wire however this time India held their nerves as they sealed an exhilarating two-wicket win with simply three balls to spare. Tall India pacer Jhulan Goswami hit the successful runs, lofting it straight for a 4.
Chasing a goal of 265, India confirmed poise and energy of their response, with the opening pair of Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana placing on 59 for the primary wicket. Negotiating the new-ball partnership of Perry and McGrath, Mandhana fell to the off-spin of Gardner for 22 (25), with Annabel Sutherland taking a catch working again from mid-off.
Younger Yastika Bhatia continued her tremendous begin to worldwide cricket, ticking issues together with Verma, mentioning a 100-run stand in simply 19 overs. At 160/1 after 29 overs and needing simply 105, India regarded in prime place, earlier than a double blow swung the pendulum again as soon as once more. Verma fell to the left-arm orthodox spin of Sophie Molineux for 56, whereas wicketkeeper Richa Ghosh was dismissed an over later, with Sutherland taking her first wicket.
Bhatia continued her press with captain Mithali Raj, with solely a chunk of impressed fielder ending her keep on the crease. High-edging a brief ball, Bhatia turned Stella Campbell`s first sufferer in worldwide cricket, solely after a diving catch from substitute fielder Molly Strano.
Sutherland doubled her tally by rattling Vastrakar`s (3) stumps, leaving Mithali and No.7 Deepti Sharma needing a run a ball from the final 10 overs. Sutherland struck as soon as once more, in her subsequent over, snaring the India skipper, who was bowled for 16.
Rana obtained a lifeline when she was dropped by Nicola Carey on 11 on the final ball of the forty fourth over. The equation got here right down to India requiring 33 runs from the final 5 overs, with 4 wickets in hand.
The luck was on Rana`s facet as she obtained one other life within the subsequent over. As soon as once more it was Carey, who accomplished a caught and bowled dismissal, however the supply was referred to as a no-ball as Carey had overstepped.
McGrath broke the 33-run seventh-wicket stand by snaring Deepti`s wicket for 31. Driving on a fortunate run, the onus was on Rana to take her facet throughout the road however she finally turned Carey`s sufferer within the penultimate over.
Goswami and Meghna Singh made positive there weren`t any extra hiccups, as they guided India to a memorable win, that may assist enhance their confidence for subsequent yr`s ICC Girls`s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
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Earlier, Meg Lanning received the third consecutive toss for the Australians within the sequence and elected to bat. Australia`s opening pair of Rachael Haynes and Alyssa Healy regarded to maintain the warmth on within the center, racing to 40 inside the primary eight overs, just for the strain to be launched via the work of veteran fast Jhulan Goswami.
Transient scores: Australia Girls 264/9 in 50 overs (A Healy 35, B Mooney 52, A Gardner 67; T McGrath 47; J Goswami 3/37, P Vastrakar 3/46) misplaced to India Girls 266/8 in 49.3 overs (S Verma 56, Y Bhatia 64; A Sutherland 3/30) by 2 wickets.
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