result
1st Match, Canberra, Jan 31 2020, Australia Tri-Nation Women's T20 Series
(19.3/20 ov, target 148)150/5
IND Women won by 5 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
67 (44) & 1/20
heather-knight

India win by five wickets with three balls to spare. Brilliant from Harmanpreet Kaur. Kept her cool and closed it out. England will rue the dropped catch and wides in the penultimate over.

Heather Knight is the player of the match for her 67 off 44 and 1 for 20 off three. Knight: "I rode my luck a bit. The wicket did dry out and get better. There's loads of things we can improve and get better for tomorrow."

Harmanpreet Kaur: "We were really happy with the support and happy we could do that. I'm really happy that our young players could play with freedom. We have to work hard on our fielding. We need to improve."

Praveen: "Harman doing it in true Dhoni fashion. Keeping cool, taking it deep till the last over, and finishing off with a six!"

Sandip Poudel: "Catches do win matches !! That dropped catch in 19th over literally turn around match's perspective. "

That concludes our coverage from Canberra. Join us again tomorrow as England takes on Australia.

19.3
6
Brunt to Kaur, SIX runs

lofted over cover for six! What a way to win it! Full outside off, but in the slot, she lofted this powerfully through the line up and over cover and it carries all the way. Sensational shot to finish it

19.2
1
Brunt to Sharma, 1 run

112kph, back of a length, she mistimes a pull to deep midwicket

Tom de Sailor: "How about another super over? "

19.1
1
Brunt to Kaur, 1 run

short ball, she walks at her and pull off the top edge, it hangs in the air for an age but falls short fo fine leg

Katherine Brunt to deliver the last. 6 off 6 needed.

end of over 1911 runs
IND-W: 142/5CRR: 7.47 RRR: 6.00
Deepti Sharma11 (7)
Harmanpreet Kaur35 (32)
Nat Sciver 4-0-34-1
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-24-1
18.6
2
Sciver to Sharma, 2 runs

an outside edge is sliced over backward point and it runs away for two. It was full and angled across, she swings hard and the edge lands safely behind point

18.6
2w
Sciver to Kaur, 2 wide

fired down leg and a wide! Jones can't take it cleanly and they get an extra run and an extra ball! A huge error from Sciver

18.5
2
Sciver to Kaur, 2 runs

slower ball on off, she lofts this high inside out over cover and it just clears the fielder running back! They get back for two this time

Kabir : "@ Reju- don't have a decent WK batswoman, batting is top-heavy & bowling resources are weak- no doubt - these girls are below Aussies, English & maybe Kiwis- though they have brilliant individual talents-which does give them outside chance/ dark horse but not the favourites to lift the title- maybe 2-4 years down they would be the force like men counterparts."

18.4
Sciver to Kaur, no run

slower ball, 84kph, wide of off, she mistimes a cut to backward point

18.3
Sciver to Kaur, no run

fuller outside off, she drives to mid off

18.2
4
Sciver to Kaur, FOUR runs

guided past short third man! Great skill. Back of a length outside off, she backed away, opened the face and guides it in the air past short third man. It wasn't far away but it was flying.

18.1
1
Sciver to Sharma, 1 run

dropped at long on by Villiers! Length ball, swatted across the line down to long on, Villiers runs in from the rope and spills the waist high chance! Just made a mess of it.

17 needed off 12. Sciver on.

end of over 189 runs
IND-W: 131/5CRR: 7.27 RRR: 8.50
Deepti Sharma8 (5)
Harmanpreet Kaur29 (28)
Sophie Ecclestone 4-0-24-1
Katherine Brunt 3-0-25-2

Bimal: "Poor running between wickets by India! Many potential 2s restricted to singles." It is very hot but you're right Bimal. They have missed some opportunities.

17.6
1
Ecclestone to Sharma, 1 run

tossed up, she skips down and lofts with the turn to the gap at midwicket, they want two but decide against it

17.5
4
Ecclestone to Sharma, FOUR runs

runs fine off the glove! Shorter length, 88kph, she tried to pull, it came off the glove and went over Jones and runs away fine

REJU JOHN: "Surprised Bhatia has played so many T20's with an average under 10. Does this mean India does not have a good WK batsmen?"

17.4
2
Ecclestone to Sharma, 2 runs

81kph, angled into leg, she sweeps and it comes off the glove and runs fine for a couple

17.3
Ecclestone to Sharma, no run

fuller outside off, she mistimes a sweep to midwicket

17.2
1
Ecclestone to Kaur, 1 run

tossed up on middle, she reaches out and paddles fine but only gets one

Kabir : "@ Rob Harvey- agree with you- criminal leaking 87 runs in last 10 overs. @Kapil Baldawa- Deepti is possibly being groomed as a finisher after her exploits in Kia league"

17.1
1
Ecclestone to Sharma, 1 run

82kph, pushed through outside off, she sweeps forward of square

Deepti Sharma

end of over 174 runs • 1 wicket
IND-W: 122/5CRR: 7.17 RRR: 8.66
Harmanpreet Kaur28 (27)
Katherine Brunt 3-0-25-2
Nat Sciver 3-0-23-1
16.6
W
Brunt to Bhatia, OUT

caught at point! Short ball that climbs outside off, she gives room to uppercut but is too far away from it, just pops this cut shot straight up to point and Knight cruises across from cover to take the catch easily

Taniya Bhatia c Knight b Brunt 11 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 91.66
16.5
Brunt to Bhatia, no run

slower ball on middle, she drags this to midwicket

16.4
2
Brunt to Bhatia, 2 runs

110kph, short ball, she pulls off the top edge behind square for two

16.3
Brunt to Bhatia, no run

slower ball, 81kph, drops on Bhatia and she drives to mid off

16.2
1
Brunt to Kaur, 1 run

110kph, short and wide, she's back and late cutting very nicely wide of third man but can't get two

16.1
1
Brunt to Bhatia, 1 run

short outside off, 110kph, she stands up and upper cuts over cover but only gets one

Brunt returns