Australia go 2-1 up! Another slower ball at back of a length and another pull to deep midwicket
10.30pm So Australia go into the fourth match on Saturday with a 2-1 series lead. We will see you then, again. It's Abhimanyu Bose signing off on behalf of Deivarayan Muthu and K Vairavan. Goodnight!
10.23pm Time for the presentation ceremony.
Alyssa Healy: "Bit of a rough start, but the way she bounced back, stuck to her strength, proud of how she played. Tonight the top order sort of got out of the way and the middle order came and did an amazing job. The impact that Harris had was remarkable and I thought Ellyse Perry played an outstanding knock. Very proud of the batting group"
Ellyse Perry is the player of the match: "I suppose the first couple of matches we have only used a few batters, but it was nice to bat and Grace especially was outstanding. [On Strike rate questions] I obviously enjoy batting for Australia whenever I can and I keep trying to improve. Not as many runs as the DY Patil, but it brought the bowlers into the game. Thought Indian bowlers bowled well in the Powerplay and our bowlers also did well. I thought we could use the slower ball here, Darcie used that really well.'
Harmanpreet Kaur: "[On Anjali and Renuka] Yes definitely, the way they are taking responsibility and playing for the team is outstanding to watch. We are impressed with how they are bowling. [On if they thought they were favourites at the half-way mark] Yes, definitely, getting them on 170-odd runs, we really thought we were in with a chance. But I think there were few overs where we scored less than 6 overs, that cost us. We had lot of dot balls after hitting boundary, we need to rotate strike, but that didn't won. Yes, one of us wanted to stay till the end, but we had to hit boundaries and sometimes you lose wickets when you play like that. We have a deep batting lineup now so it's not like we have to keep thinking about someone playing till the end."
Akash: "Miss Sneh Rana in this lineup. She's much better than Radha yadav."
Darcie Brown: "The start obviously wasn't ideal but good to be able to get the win on the end. [On if she enjoyed the pace and bounce on the pitch] Yeah I did, once I actually landed it on the pitch, it felt alright. Good to see what the Indian pitches are like. [On if they fell short of an ideal total] Yeah I guess so, but we've got a great bowling attack that can defend anything. We wanted to back our strengths and we did that well. [On if the Mumbai pitches are similar to Australia] It looks a bit different but there's a bit of bounce in there and some swing as well."
10.16pm Well, there it is. Australia back to winning ways as India fall short by 21 runs in the end. After that brilliant batting display by Perry and Grace, they got two early wickets. India looked like they were in with a shout when Shafali Verma and Harmanpreet Kaur -- both aided by some sloppy fielding -- were going strong, but once Shafali fell after her half-century, India lost wickets in heaps and the boundaries dried up. India had earlier put in an improved performance with the ball in the Powerplay, but Ellyse Perry and Grace Harris took the game away from them in the middle overs, before the hosts pulled things back at the death.
Banged in short on off, Deepti comes down the track and pulls it away to deep midwicket
Looks to pull away a length ball on middle but can only chop it onto her own pads
Drives this full ball to mid-off's left who does well to dive and stop the boundary
Slower ball on leg and she tucks it behind square to get Deepti back on strike
Full ball outside off, Radha Yadav steps out and tries to hit it hard and it comes back off her own leg. Radha wanted to run, Deepti turned her away, but Schutt did brilliantly to collect the ball and throw the stumps down at the striker's end. India lose their seventh wicket
27 needed off the final over which will be bowled by Megan Schutt
Full on middle and Deepti makes room and drives it through cover and another misfield by the Australians allows the ball to run away
Another length ball on middle and leg and she comes down the track again and flicks it between deep midwicket and long-on
Beats deep backward square! Full ball on leg and she steps out and flicks it square. Just beats the fielder in the deep
Full ball on leg, clips it to deep square and they get two quick runs
Cheekily done! Length ball on middle and Deepti steps across and scoops it behind and it goes over the fine leg fielder
Bala : "It's all done I guess in favour of AUS unless some miracle can work in India's favour. That knock by Harris is the difference between the two sides."
Back of a length outside off and it's pulled away to deep midwicket's left
On a length on off and she misses her sweep
Length ball around off and pulled away to square leg
Length ball outside off, Deepti comes down the track and drives it to sweeper cover
Looks to cut another short ball, but this was angled into her and she manages to only hit it bonto her body off the inside edge
Short ball outside off, chopped to short third
Tossed up very full on middle and leg, she comes down the track and whips it away to deep midwicket
Low full toss outside off, whipped to long-on's left and they get two
Pushes the ball to mid-off and takes off for a quick single and Deepti has to dive at the striker's end as the direct hit almost caught her short
|Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai|
|Toss||India Women, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Series result||Australia Women led the 5-match series 2-1|
|Match number||WT20I no. 1319|
|Match days||14 December 2022 - night (20-over match)|