result
3rd ODI, Mackay, Sep 26 2021, India Women tour of Australia
(49.3/50 ov, target 265)266/8
IND Women won by 2 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
3/37
jhulan-goswami

India claw their way back into the multi-format series with the points total standing at 4-2 in Australia's favour after the three ODIs. There are 4 points up for grab in the Test match which starts on Thursday at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast. Lots of injury issues for both teams to work through before the historic day-night pink ball Test. Stay tuned for news and analysis from today's game. Thanks for your company. Join us again on Thursday.

6.00pm Jhulan Goswami is Player of the Match: "We were just trying to stay there and finish the game. On Friday it was difficult for bowlers and today as the senior bowler I wanted to stand up and use the new ball well."

Australia captain Meg Lanning: "We had our chances today. We probably weren't able to take them at the important moments. Credit to India. I thought they came out really well with the ball and kept fighting with the bat so they deserved to win."

India captain Mithali Raj: "We are very happy. I was just telling the girls, Australia's winning streak started against India in India so now we are the ones who broke that streak. It's good to have some depth in the batting order. Deepti scoing runs and of course Yastika's partnership with Shafali was very important. And Sneh Rana's cameo was very important for the team."

India win by 2 wickets with 3 balls to spare! Australia's world record streak ends at 26 matches. India produce their greatest ever run chase in the history of women's ODI cricket and produce the second highest run chase by any team against Australia. It was set up by a superb partnership between Shafali Verma and Yastika Bhatia. Before Deepti Sharma and Sneh Rana stole the show late in the piece to get India over the line with a little help from Jhulan Goswami. Ausralia will rue a slew of missed chances. They dropped a stack of catches, missed a heap of run outs, took a wicket off a no-ball and delivered 31 wides. Adding injury to insult, Rachael Haynes and Beth Mooney suffered hamstring injuries that will have them in doubt for the Test match. Sophie Molineux also copped a ball in the face but she bravely came back to bowl.

Akhil: "Why is it always India that breaks Australian winning streaks? In 2001, in 2008 and now."

49.3
4
Molineux to Goswami, FOUR runs

lofted straight down the ground! The veteran seals a famous win! What a shot! What composure! Full on off, she swings through the line and thumps it straight at the sightscreen. It lands just short of the rope but bounces over and she punches the air!

49.2
1
Molineux to Meghna Singh, 1 run

fuller on off, she sweeps this squarer into the gap for a single

49.1
Molineux to Meghna Singh, no run

full on off, she slog sweeps along the ground straight to midwicket

Molineux to bowl the final over. Four runs to win.

end of over 494 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 261/8CRR: 5.32 RRR: 4.00
Meghna Singh1 (1)
Jhulan Goswami4 (6)
Nicola Carey 7-0-42-1
Sophie Molineux 9-1-36-1
48.6
1
Carey to Meghna Singh, 1 run

97kph, full on off, she drives firmly to long on and keeps the strike for the final over

48.5
1
Carey to Goswami, 1 run

full and driven to mid off

48.4
W
Carey to Rana, OUT

holes out to fine leg! Rana's run of luck ends! Another twist perhaps? Short ball on middle, she pulled but got a top edge that flew all the way to fine leg, Darlington had to run in and dive forward but she held on superbly to complete the catch. Wow

Sneh Rana c sub (HJ Darlington) b Carey 30 (39m 27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 111.11
48.3
Carey to Rana, no run

slower ball outside off, she opens the face and guides this to short third

48.2
1
Carey to Goswami, 1 run

108kph, good length on off, she drives to long on

48.1
1
Carey to Rana, 1 run

full toss, on leg, she glances this to fine leg

end of over 482 runs
IND-W: 257/7CRR: 5.35 RRR: 4.00
Jhulan Goswami2 (4)
Sneh Rana29 (24)
Sophie Molineux 9-1-36-1
Tahlia McGrath 6-0-46-1
47.6
Molineux to Goswami, no run

full toss outside off, she drives straight to cover

Vijay: "That should have been 2nb for 45.6, if it was a no-ball and the batters crossed while the "catch" was being completed. A scoring error - is it only Cricinfo that made this mistake, or even the official scorers? Hope it does not cost India much." That is the official score. The batters crossed while the catch was taken but the run doesn't officially count because it wasn't completed. Confusing I know. But it has been scored as one run with the strike changing.

47.5
Molineux to Goswami, no run

full and driven back to the bowler

47.4
1
Molineux to Rana, 1 run

darted through she backs away and chops this to point and they get a tight single

47.3
Molineux to Rana, no run

yorker, she tries to give room but has to jam it out

47.2
Molineux to Rana, no run

tossed up on middle, she defends on the front foot

47.1
1
Molineux to Goswami, 1 run

tossed up outside off, tossed up outside off, she drives through cover

end of over 4714 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 255/7CRR: 5.42 RRR: 3.33
Sneh Rana28 (21)
Jhulan Goswami1 (1)
Tahlia McGrath 6-0-46-1
Nicola Carey 6-0-38-0
46.6
4
McGrath to Rana, FOUR runs

lofted over mid on! Sensational batting. A length ball in the slot, mid on is up and she swings through the line with control and finds the rope again for the third consecutive time in the over

46.5
4
McGrath to Rana, FOUR runs

upper cut over short third! What skill and composure! A bouncer outside off, she leans back and guides it up and over the fielder in the ring, using the pace

46.4
4
McGrath to Rana, FOUR runs

scooped over short fine! Brilliant shot! Full and angled into middle, she stepped inside the line and scooped it up and over the fielder in the ring

46.4
1w
McGrath to Rana, 1 wide

angled down the leg side

46.3
1
McGrath to Goswami, 1 run

full on middle, she drives to long on

46.2
W
McGrath to Sharma, OUT

Carey holds this at backward point! Not a no-ball this time! Slower ball outside off, Sharma slices a drive that floats to Carey on the ring, she's looking into the sun again without the sunglasses on but she holds onto this easily

Deepti Sharma c Carey b McGrath 31 (40m 30b 3x4 0x6) SR: 103.33
46.1
McGrath to Sharma, no run

an appeal for caught behind but it's not out. A 90kph slower ball angled across and she swings and misses. Healy thought she heard a nick but she missed it.

Tahlia McGrath

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