Australia Women defeat India by 54 runs in 5th 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 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
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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 attack to set up a 54-run win for Australia in the final T20I at the Brabourne Stadium here on Tuesday night. Australia thus made it 4-1 in the series.

It was an astonishing display of brutal hitting that you wouldn’t find often in women’s cricket.

That took Australia to 194 for six. India, which lost Smriti Mandhana to the fourth ball, never really threatened to chase down that score. Only Deepti Sharma went past 25. She was the last to get out 53 (34b, 8×4, 1×6), as India was bowled out for 14 off the final ball.

Earlier, many of Harris’s sixes cleared the ropes by some distance – like the one she smashed over deep midwicket off a full toss, from outside 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 somewhat dominant to absolutely clueless in the blink of an eye.

Australia could make only 42 for two in the PowerPlay. Beth Mooney played on to Anjali Sarvani, the left-arm seamer who has made an impression in her debut series, that too on batting beauties.

Phoebe Litchfield, who straight-drove gorgeously the first ball she faced in international cricket – from Renuka – was stumped by Richa Ghosh off the clever off-spin of Shafali Verma. Then Tahlia McGrath, captaining the side in the absence of the injured Alyssa Healy, fell in a similar fashion, to Shafali Verma.

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

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