Australia Women vs India Women 3rd ODI: On the basis of brilliant innings of Yastika Bhatia (64) and Shefali Verma (56), the Indian women’s team defeated the Australian women’s team by 2 wickets in the third ODI at Harup Park. However, the Australian team had already won this three-match series by winning two ODIs.
Australia captain Main Lanning won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, Australia scored 264 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. In response, the Indian team chased down the target three balls before losing eight wickets. By winning this match, India also broke Australia’s winning campaign of 26 consecutive matches.
Chasing the target, the Indian team made a great start. Opener Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Verma shared a 59-run partnership for the first wicket. Gardner gave the first blow to the Indian team by dismissing Mandhana. Mandhana scored 22 runs in 25 balls with the help of three fours.
After this, Yastika, who came to bat at number three, carried on the innings with Shefali and there was a partnership of 101 runs for the second wicket between the two. Both of them scored the first half-century of their ODI career. This partnership was broken by Sophie Molineau and then the Indian innings faltered.
From 160/1, the Indian team reached 192/5. Shortly after Indian captain Mithali Raj got the sixth setback for Team India, then the score was 208 runs. India’s victory from here was starting to look difficult, but the 33-run partnership between Deepti Sharma and Sneh Rana kept India in the match. Deepti got out after scoring 31 runs in 30 balls and Sneh Rana now had the responsibility of taking India to the destination of victory.
Performing this well, she brought India closer to victory by hitting three fours in three balls in the 48th over. But his amazing catch on 30 runs was caught by the substitute player Hanna Dalrington and once again the match was seen turning towards Australia. Experienced Jhulan worked with patience in the last moments and gave Team India a historic victory. This is India’s first win in this multi-format series.
Earlier, for Australia, Ashley Gardner scored the highest 67 runs in 62 balls with the help of eight fours and two sixes, while Bed Mooney scored 52 runs in 64 balls with the help of six fours. Apart from this, Talia McGrath (47), Rachel Haynes (13), Alyssa Haley (35), Main Lanning (00), Ellyse Perry (26), Annabel Sutherland (00) Sophie Molyneau (01) returned to the pavilion after scoring runs while Nicola Carey ( 12) and Stella Campbell (0) remained unbeaten on the run. For India, Jhulan Goswami and Pooja Vastrakar took three wickets each while Sneh Rana got one wicket.