India v Australia, 3rd T20 international, Visakhapatnam

Healy leads Australia to series win

ESPNcricinfo staff

March 21, 2012

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Australia 151 for 2 (Healy 90, Lanning 42) beat India 88 for 6 (Naik 34, Coyte 3-19) by 63 runs

Australia Women continued their dominance of India Woman, wrapping up the T20 series with a convincing 63-run win at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. The win gives the vistors a 3-0 lead in the five-match series.

Having chosen to bat, Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy got the visitors off to a rousing start, adding 112 in 14.5 overs. Healy was the more aggressive of the pair, though Lanning was not exactly a slouch, making 42 from 44 balls, with six fours, before she fell to Archana Das. Healy continued to punish the bowlers in the company of Alex Blackwell, who was also content to play the supporting role. She was finally dismissed off the last ball of innings, run out for 90, having struck 10 fours and two sixes in her 61-ball knock, and having carried Australia to 151 for 2.

India's chase began in disastrous fashion, with four wickets falling in the first five overs. From that point on, it was merely a matter of survival. Mithali Raj's wicket made it 21 for 5 in the eight over, before Sulakshana Naik and Reema Malhotra provided some resistance, adding 60 for the sixth wicket in 11.4 overs before Naik became Sarah Coyte's third victim. Malhotra was left unbeaten on 32 as India finished on 88 for 6. Coyte was the pick of the bowlers, with 3 for 19, while Ellyse Perry took 2 for 8.

The fourth came will be played at the same venue on March 22.

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