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
Player Of The Series
208 runs
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• The Report by Daniel Brettig

Beth Mooney 71*, Jess Jonassen 5-12 hand Australia tri-series title

The hosts pressured the Indians into a collapse of 7 for 29 to emerge winners by 11 runs despite Smriti Mandhana's 66

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Scorecard summary
Australia Women155/6(20 overs)
India Women144/10(20 overs)
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.

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
Jonassen to Gayakwad, 1 run

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

Jonassen to Sharma, 1 run

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

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
Jonassen to Bhatia, no run

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

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
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!

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!

Schutt to Sharma, 1 run

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

Around the wicket

Schutt to Bhatia, 1 run

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

Schutt to Sharma, 1 run

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

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

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 129/8CRR: 7.16 RRR: 13.50
Taniya Bhatia1 (1)
Deepti Sharma6 (9)
Jess Jonassen 3-0-9-3
Ellyse Perry 3-0-19-1
Jonassen to Bhatia, 1 run

tossed up outside off, she defends with soft hands towards cover

Jonassen to Sharma, 1 run

slower outside off, she sweeps in the air forward of square, they look for two but Schutt cuts it off

Jonassen to Yadav, OUT

sky ball caught at cover! Slightly slower and higher, 74kph, she backs away to try and go over cover but gets under it and slices it high to cover, Lanning back pedals and takes the catch

Radha Yadav c Lanning b Jonassen 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
Jonassen to Yadav, no run

slower pace, drifting in, she dances down and gets and inside edge onto pad

Jonassen to Sharma, 1 run

tossed up outside off, she swings with the turn hitting it in the air to long on but it lands short of Sutherland

Jonassen to Yadav, 1 run

tossed up on off, she skips down and mistimes a drives dragging it through midwicket

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 125/7CRR: 7.35 RRR: 10.33
Radha Yadav1 (1)
Deepti Sharma4 (7)
Ellyse Perry 3-0-19-1
Jess Jonassen 2-0-5-2

Shivam: "Jonassen wasn't bowling because Mandhana was there (left handed batsman), a huge mistake done by Harman in 1st innings bowling 2 left arm orthodox bowlers to 2 left handed batman" This is true. But it was a risk leaving her late, with Sharma coming in at the death as well.

Perry to Yadav, 1 run

112kph, high short ball, she pulls and gets a top edge but it falls just short of deep square coming in

Perry to Pandey, OUT

caught at mid off! 97kph, slower ball on off, she gives room to try and loft over mid off but she mistimes it and it just floats to Carey on the circle

Shikha Pandey c Carey b Perry 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200
Match details
Junction Oval, Melbourne
TossAustralia Women, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series
Player Of The Match
Jess Jonassen
Jess Jonassen
Player Of The Series
Beth Mooney
Beth Mooney
Series resultAustralia Women won the 2019/20 Australia Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series
Match numberT20I no. 845
Match days12 February 2020 - day (20-over match)
WT20I debut
Richa Ghosh
Richa Ghosh
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Donovan Koch
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Tony Wilds
TV Umpire
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Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
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Geoff Joshua
Match Referee
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Bob Stratford