The Australian colts registered a comprehensive victory over India in the final ODI of the three-match series to clinch the series by a 3-0 margin. It was an utterly dominant performance by the Aussies as they romped home by 97 runs. A sensational century from Alyssa Healy helped her earn the Man of the Match Award.

It was Aussie skipper Meg Lanning who won the toss and opted to bat first. Ekta Bisht provided the maiden breakthrough in the form of Nicole Bolton’s wicket. Healy, on the other hand, began with some exquisite boundaries to begin her innings. Healy kept on smashing the Indian bowlers all around the park as the Jhulan Goswami led attack failed to curb down the scoring rate

Alyssa Healy became the first wicket-keeper to score a century. Credit: Twitter

Healy went on to smash a well deserved century. Rachael Haynes, on the other hand, breezed her way to well composed 43 off 39 deliveries which was studded with five hits to the fence. Beth Mooney provided the late impetus and scored 34 off 19 deliveries which contained five boundaries. Australia eventually reached 332/7 in their allotted 50 overs. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was the pick of the Indian bowlers bagging a couple of wickets.

While chasing the total Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodriguez shared a 101 runs partnership for the opening wicket in the 14th over. Smriti smashed 52 off 42 deliveries which contained ten fours while Rodriguez scored 42 off 41 deliveries.

However, their partnership came to an end on the score of 101. One more wicket fell without the addition of a single run. Harmanpreet Kaur and Mithali Raj started off well but couldn’t quite continue. The Indian colts kept losing wickets at a regular interval which never really allowed them to claw their way back into the match. From a score of 182/4, the Indian Women’s were skittled out for 235 thus handing Australia a comfortable 97 runs victory. Courtesy their win; the Aussies complete a 3-0 pounding.

Brief Scores

Aus Women 332/7 in 50 overs (Allysa Healy 133, Harmanpreet Kaur 2/51)

India Women 235 all-out in (Smriti Mandhana 51, Ashleigh Gardner 3/40)

Aus Women won by 97 runs