The final T20 between the Australian and Indian women team was won by the hosts that allowed them to avoid a whitewash in the three match series. The Indian women however went on to win the series 2-1 and this win marked the first time that the Indian women’s team had won a bilateral series against the Australian women.
The Indian women won the toss and chose to field. And though Alyssa Healy was out for a golden duck, Beth Mooney and captain Meg Lanning revived the Australian innings with a 49-run stand for the second wicket. After the fall of Lanning’s wicket for 26 runs, Ellyse Perry and Mooney continued on, before Mooney lost her wicket for 34 runs. And while Grace Harris and Jess Jonassen’s wickets fell quickly, Perry’s unbeaten 55 was enough to push the Australian total to a respectable of 136/5 in their 20 overs.
Of the five Aussie wickets to fall, while one was a run out, two were picked by Rajeshwari Gayakwad and one each by Jhulan Goswami and Deepti Sharma.
Though the Indians started decently, the regular fall of wickets in their innings hindered their progress and they ran out of overs, finishing off with 121 runs at the loss of eight wickets. Vellaswamy Vanitha was the top-scorer with 28 runs, while Ellyse Perry capped off her successful day with a four wicket haul.
Not surprisingly, Perry was acknowledged as the player of the match, while India’s Jhulan Goswami was adjudged the player of the series.