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!
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."
fuller on off, she sweeps this squarer into the gap for a single
full on off, she slog sweeps along the ground straight to midwicket
Molineux to bowl the final over. Four runs to win.
97kph, full on off, she drives firmly to long on and keeps the strike for the final over
full and driven to mid off
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
slower ball outside off, she opens the face and guides this to short third
108kph, good length on off, she drives to long on
full toss, on leg, she glances this to fine leg
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.
full and driven back to the bowler
darted through she backs away and chops this to point and they get a tight single
yorker, she tries to give room but has to jam it out
tossed up on middle, she defends on the front foot
tossed up outside off, tossed up outside off, she drives through cover
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
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
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
angled down the leg side
full on middle, she drives to long on