IND W vs AUS W Highlights: Australia Women displayed a clinical all-round show to deny India a series-leveling win in the fourth T20I in Mumbai on Saturday. Australian bowlers held their nerves & restricted India Women to 181 runs total to register a narrow seven-run win.
Perry-Gardner’s crucial knocks helped Australia to post a huge total on Board
Batting first Australia Women got off to a poor start as they lost Mooney (2) cheaply in the fourth over. However opener Alyssa Healy was heading string with the bat by scoring 30 runs off 21 balls with six fours. But she couldn’t continue for long & had to leave getting retired hurt. Australia had another major blow as Tahlia too was dismissed off Radha Yadav’s delivery in the seventh over reducing Australia to 46-2. Gardner then joined hands with Perry & the duo smashed Indian bowlers all across the park to register a rewarding 50-run stand. The duo guided Australia over the triple-run mark in the 13th over In the process Ellyse Perry brought up her half-century. Soon their blooming stand was broken with Deepti Sharma dismissing Gardner for 42 runs off 27 balls, reducing Australia to 140-3.
But Perry on the crease made things easier for Australia as she teamed up with Grace Harris to help Australia cross the 150-run mark in 17.2 overs. Ellyse Perry stayed unbeaten at 72 off 42 balls while Harris remained unbeaten at 27 off 12 balls to guide Australia to a huge 188-3 total in 20 overs. For Australia, Deepti Sharma starred with the ball by returning with figures of 2-35.
Indian batters couldn’t face Australia’s fierce pace Attack
In reply, India got off to a poor start as they lost openers Smriti Mandhana (16) & Shafali Verma (20) within the powerplay overs followed by Jemimah Rodrigues (8) in the seventh over reducing India to 49-3. Then came Harmanpreet Kaur & Devika Vaidya for India’s rescue & the duo stitched a fruitful 72-run stand for the fourth wicket to resurrect India’s innings. Soon their power-pack stand was broken when Alana King dismissed Harmanpreet for 46 runs off 30 balls. It was a major blow for India as they were reeling at 121-4 in 14.3 overs. Devika then joined hands with Richa & the duo tried to resurrect India’s innings. But soon Devika was sent back to the hut for 32 runs off 26 balls, reducing India to 149-5 in 17.2 overs.
Richa Ghosh & Deepti Sharma then led the fightback by chipping in with crucial runs. Richa stayed unbeaten at 40 off 19 balls while Deepti stayed unbeaten at 12 runs off 8 balls with two fours. However, their efforts went in vain as India Women fell short of the target by seven runs getting bowled at 181-5. For Australia Gardner (2-20) & Alana king (2-23) starred with the ball.
IND W vs AUS W Highlights: Brief Scores
Australia Women 188-3 in 20 overs (Ellyse Perry 72*, Ashleigh Gardner 42; Deepti Sharma 2-35) India Women 181-5 (Harmanpreet Kaur 46, Richa Ghish 40; Ashleigh Gardner 2-20)