whacked through the off side, steps to leg and flays it past cover
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.
all the way again! Goes leg side, a short of a length delivery, pulled over deep midwicket
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
full at off stump, whipped to deep square leg
full outside off, swings and misses
length ball at the stumps, swings it backward of square
Carey to bowl the final over. A pretty clinical defence from Australia
full at off stump, pushed down the ground
goes for a reverse swipe, cut off in the covers
full and straight, a bottom-handed whip to deep midwicket
swings across the line down to long-on
missed stumping! Ghosh down the pitch and plays over a full one, Healy can't gather it
gets the yorker in from round the wicket, deflected to the off side
Oswald: "Perry and McGrath havent bowled despite 6 bowlers being used. What depth!"
round the wicket, full outside off, whipped to deep midwicket
hammered straight down the ground but at long-off
well played! Brings out the scoop, goes over the keeper and just makes the rope
full at leg stump, nails a straight drive but into the non-striker's stumps
round the wicket, full and straight, worked off the pads
India falling in a bit of a heap as the asking rate rises
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
almost gets another one under the bat, takes the bottom edge into the boot
full outside off, takes the toe end into the off side