Australia Women defeat India by 54 runs in fifth T20I

Australia Women defeat India by 54 runs in fifth T20I
Australia Women defeat India by 54 runs in fifth T20I
Australian players celebrate with trophy after their victory against India during the T20 International series between India and Australia, at Cricket Club of India (CCI) Stadium in Mumbai, on December 20, 2022

Australian gamers rejoice with trophy after their victory towards India in the course of the T20 International collection between India and Australia, at Cricket Club of India (CCI) Stadium in Mumbai, on December 20, 2022
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It was carnage. Grace Harris (64 not out, 35b, 6×4, 4×6) and Ashleigh Gardner (66 not out, 32b, 11×4, 1×6) ruthlessly destroyed the Indian bowling assault to arrange a 54-run win for Australia within the remaining T20I on the Brabourne Stadium right here on Tuesday night time. Australia thus made it 4-1 within the collection.

It was an astonishing show of brutal hitting that you just wouldn’t discover usually in ladies’s cricket.

That took Australia to 194 for six. India, which misplaced Smriti Mandhana to the fourth ball, by no means actually threatened to chase down that rating. Only Deepti Sharma went previous 25. She was the final to get out 53 (34b, 8×4, 1×6), as India was bowled out for 14 off the ultimate ball.

Earlier, a lot of Harris’s sixes cleared the ropes by a ways – just like the one she smashed over deep midwicket off a full toss, from outdoors the off stump, by Renuka Singh. And this was from a bowler who had bowled a maiden earlier on. It was as if Harris and Gardner had turned the Indian bowlers from being considerably dominant to completely clueless within the blink of an eye fixed.

Australia might make solely 42 for 2 within the PowerPlay. Beth Mooney performed on to Anjali Sarvani, the left-arm seamer who has made an impression in her debut collection, that too on batting beauties.

Phoebe Litchfield, who straight-drove gorgeously the primary ball she confronted in worldwide cricket – from Renuka – was stumped by Richa Ghosh off the intelligent off-spin of Shafali Verma. Then Tahlia McGrath, captaining the facet within the absence of the injured Alyssa Healy, fell similarly, to Shafali Verma.

When the woman-in kind Elysse Perry holed out to long-on off Devika Vaidya, Australia slid to 67 for 4. Just 10.2 overs had remained at that stage. That was greater than what Harris and Gardner wanted to bat India out of the sport, as they added 129 for the unbroken fifth wicket, off simply 62 balls.

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