result
Final, Melbourne, Feb 12 2020, Australia Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series
(20 ov, target 156)144
AUS Women won by 11 runs
Player Of The Match
5/12
jess-jonassen
Player Of The Series
208 runs
beth-mooney
end of over 203 runs • 2 wickets
IND-W: 144/10CRR: 7.20 
Rajeshwari Gayakwad1 (1)
Jess Jonassen 4-0-12-5
Megan Schutt 4-0-28-1

Australia win the tri-series final by 11 runs. India needed 41 from 35 balls with seven wickets in hand and lost 7 for 29 with Jonassen taking a career-best 5 for 12. Mandhana had played beautifully and looked in control until she holed out to deep midwicket and the rest folded under the pressure of the chase. Australia win the series but India and England have proven that the margin between the teams heading into the T20 World Cup next week is pretty tight. Australia and India only made the final on net run-rate and India were in control in that chase but made some mistakes late to lose the game.

Presentation Jess Jonassen is player of the match for her 5 for 12.

Jonassen: "It was nice to have an impact on the game. I was lucky to come in on the back of some great work by the other girls."

Beth Mooney is player of the series.

Mooney: "We spoke early in the day that 140-150 was going to be defendable. It's nice to be hitting the ball well going into the World T20."

Harmanpreet Kaur: "I think it was a great game and great learning for us. We're getting confidence playing against Australia. Unfortunately we weren't good enough over the last few overs."

Meg Lanning: "I thought it was a good all round performance from us. We were put to the test by India and I'm pleased we came out on top. Jess Jonassen was outstanding."

That concludes our coverage of the tri-series. The women's T20 World Cup starts next Friday in Sydney with these two sides going at it again in the opening game. Hope you can join us then. Thanks for your company today.

19.6
W
Jonassen to Sharma, OUT

leading edge to short third man and Jonassen gets five! Tossed up, drifting across Sharma, she came down and tried to launch over long on against the angled, the leading edge floated to Haynes at short third man and she holds on easily!

Deepti Sharma c Haynes b Jonassen 10 (14b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42
19.5
1
Jonassen to Gayakwad, 1 run

73kph, tossed up outside off, she sweeps in the air off the top edge behind square for one

19.4
1
Jonassen to Sharma, 1 run

straighter on middle, she sweeps behind square to the fielder in the deep

19.3
W
Jonassen to Bhatia, OUT

caught at mid off! Great catch by Sutherland! Tossed up bravely again with mid off up, she advances and lofts a drive but doesn't get enough of it, Sutherland moves to her left on the circle and takes an outstanding diving catch

Taniya Bhatia c Sutherland b Jonassen 11 (7b 2x4 0x6) SR: 157.14
19.2
Jonassen to Bhatia, no run

77kph, tossed up, she advances and drives to mid off and doesn't run!

19.1
1
Jonassen to Sharma, 1 run

tossed up, 76kph, she advances and chips to long on, they had to run for two but didn't go!

Jonassen to finish

end of over 1912 runs
IND-W: 141/8CRR: 7.42 RRR: 15.00
Taniya Bhatia11 (5)
Deepti Sharma8 (11)
Megan Schutt 4-0-28-1
Jess Jonassen 3-0-9-3
18.6
4
Schutt to Bhatia, FOUR runs

and again! Another length slower ball outside leg, again she backs away and late cuts off a thick edge and it runs fine for four!

18.5
4
Schutt to Bhatia, FOUR runs

cut beautifully behind point! It was shorter but outside leg, she backs away and places the cut shot through the gap!

18.4
1
Schutt to Sharma, 1 run

shorter length, she pulls through square leg to the sweeper in the deep

Around the wicket

18.3
1
Schutt to Bhatia, 1 run

100kph fuller on off, she pushes to cover for a single

18.2
1
Schutt to Sharma, 1 run

length ball, hammered down the ground straight of long on but Perry rushes in to cut off two

18.1
1
Schutt to Bhatia, 1 run

good length, top of off, she defends to point and they pinch a tight single. Haynes throw was wide and Bhatia would have been short!

India need 27 off 12. Australia got 28 off the last 12 balls in their innings. Schutt will bowl instead of Perry