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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
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• ESPNcricinfo staff

Mooney, McGrath seal the T20I series for Australia

The hosts beat India 11-5 in the multi-format series, but the contest was a lot closer than that

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Scores: Vairavan
Comms: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia Women149/5(20 overs)
India Women135/6(20 overs)
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 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

end of over 188 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 109/6CRR: 6.05 RRR: 20.50 • Need 41 from 12b
Deepti Sharma2 (2)
Richa Ghosh5 (5)
Annabel Sutherland 3-0-13-1
Nicola Carey 3-0-21-2

Oswald: "Perry and McGrath havent bowled despite 6 bowlers being used. What depth!"

17.6
1
Sutherland to Sharma, 1 run

round the wicket, full outside off, whipped to deep midwicket

17.5
1
Sutherland to Ghosh, 1 run

hammered straight down the ground but at long-off

17.4
4
Sutherland to Ghosh, FOUR runs

well played! Brings out the scoop, goes over the keeper and just makes the rope

17.3
Sutherland to Ghosh, no run

full at leg stump, nails a straight drive but into the non-striker's stumps

17.2
1
Sutherland to Sharma, 1 run

round the wicket, full and straight, worked off the pads

India falling in a bit of a heap as the asking rate rises

17.1
W
Sutherland to Deol, 1 run, OUT

full and straight, tucked into midwicket, they attempt the second and Deol is a long way short . Strong throw from Wareham, perfectly to Healy. Sharp work

Harleen Deol run out (Wareham/†Healy) 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 101/5CRR: 5.94 RRR: 16.33 • Need 49 from 18b
Richa Ghosh0 (2)
Harleen Deol1 (3)
Nicola Carey 3-0-21-2
Annabel Sutherland 2-0-5-1
16.6
Carey to Ghosh, no run

almost gets another one under the bat, takes the bottom edge into the boot

16.5
1
Carey to Deol, 1 run

full outside off, takes the toe end into the off side

Best performances - batters
Beth Mooney
BL Mooney AUS-W
61 runs (43)
10 fours
0 six
Control91%
Productive shot
cover drive
14 runs
2 fours
0 six
61159111315
Smriti Mandhana portrait
S Mandhana IND-W
52 runs (49)
8 fours
0 six
Control80%
Productive shot
off drive
10 runs
2 fours
0 six
4101469108
Best performances - bowlers
Rajeshwari Gayakwad portrait
RS Gayakwad IND-W
O
4
M
0
R
37
W
2
ECO
9.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Nicola Carey
NJ Carey AUS-W
O
4
M
0
R
42
W
2
ECO
10.5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Carrara Oval
TossIndia Women, elected to field first
SeriesIndia Women tour of Australia
Season2021/22
Player Of The Match
Tahlia McGrath
Tahlia McGrath
Player Of The Series
Tahlia McGrath
Tahlia McGrath
Series resultAustralia Women won the 3-match series 2-0
Match numberT20I no. 983
Match days10 October 2021 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
Australia Image
Claire Polosak
Australia Image
Eloise Sheridan
TV Umpire
Australia Image
Phillip Gillespie
Reserve Umpire
Australia Image
Bruce Oxenford
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford
PointsAustralia Women 2, India Women 0