result
3rd T20I (N), Carrara, Oct 10 2021, India Women tour of Australia
(20 ov, target 150)135/6
AUS Women won by 14 runs
Player Of The Match
44* (31)
tahlia-mcgrath
Player Of The Series
86 runs
tahlia-mcgrath
end of over 2021 runs
IND-W: 135/6CRR: 6.75 
Richa Ghosh23 (11)
Deepti Sharma9 (8)
Nicola Carey 4-0-42-2
Sophie Molineux 4-0-22-0

The margin narrowed by those late blows, but Australia win by 14 runs to take the T20I series 2-0 and the multi-format series 11-5. Make no mistake, though, the home side have been pushed hard over the last three weeks. That overall margin a bit harsh on India. A few moments here and there, a couple of close calls, a little lack of experience and some poor fielding made the difference. Is worth saying, too, though that Australia have won with Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen, plus Rachael Haynes since the Test match.

Vivaan: "The scoreline doesn't to justice to how well India have played in this series."

pratik bakshi: "Richa just shown Wbbl power."

Ramesh Powar having a huddle with his squad on the outfield straight after the match while Australia congratulate themselves. The focus for the Aussies, and a lot of the Indians, now moves to the WBBL. Then Australia will think about the Ashes in January and February

Jack: "Bring on the Ashes later this year. Australia for the first time in a long time is kinda vulnerable. England may have a chance!"

Tahlia McGrath is Player of the Match and Series: "It's been unreal to be part of, loving wearing the Aussie shirt again. I haven't played T20 at this level before, but batting is batting. See ball, hit ball."

Harmanpreet Kaur "The result wasn't in our favour but we have good players like Pooja Vastrakar and Richa Ghosh. So a lot of positives we can take and we are on the right track. Thanks to our support staff, they really stood for us. I'm very excited [for WBBL], it's a great opportunity for us to grow as a team."

Meg Lanning "We were looking forward to today, knew India would come back hard. Been a great series, both sides have had momentum. India have really tested us and given us a great challenge. Tahlia McGrath, Player of the Series, is a great effort to dominate the series and a number of young players have contributed at different times."

Well, that wraps this up for tonight and this series. Thanks for joining us over the last few weeks. We'll be back soon. From Gnasher and Hemant it's goodbye for now.

19.6
4
Carey to Ghosh, FOUR runs

whacked through the off side, steps to leg and flays it past cover

19.5
6
Carey to Ghosh, SIX runs

all the way again! Goes leg side, a short of a length delivery, pulled over deep midwicket

19.4
6
Carey to Ghosh, SIX runs

great shot down the ground! It's too late, but a fantastic stroke as she drives through the line of a back-of-a-length delivery

19.3
1
Carey to Sharma, 1 run

full at off stump, whipped to deep square leg

19.2
Carey to Sharma, no run

full outside off, swings and misses

19.1
4
Carey to Sharma, FOUR runs

length ball at the stumps, swings it backward of square

Carey to bowl the final over. A pretty clinical defence from Australia

end of over 195 runs
IND-W: 114/6CRR: 6.00 RRR: 36.00 • Need 36 runs from 6b
Deepti Sharma4 (5)
Richa Ghosh7 (8)
Sophie Molineux 4-0-22-0
Annabel Sutherland 3-0-13-1
18.6
1
Molineux to Sharma, 1 run

full at off stump, pushed down the ground

18.5
1
Molineux to Ghosh, 1 run

goes for a reverse swipe, cut off in the covers

18.4
1
Molineux to Sharma, 1 run

full and straight, a bottom-handed whip to deep midwicket

18.3
1
Molineux to Ghosh, 1 run

swings across the line down to long-on

18.2
Molineux to Ghosh, no run

missed stumping! Ghosh down the pitch and plays over a full one, Healy can't gather it

18.1
1lb
Molineux to Sharma, 1 leg bye

gets the yorker in from round the wicket, deflected to the off side