Women's Cricket News, INDW vs AUSW 3rd ODI

Women's Cricket News, INDW vs AUSW 3rd ODI, Series: Australia Women tour of India, 2023-24 PLAYER OF THE MATCH Phoebe Litchfield

Jan 2, 2024 - 10:36
Jan 2, 2024 - 15:08

Phoebe Litchfield's career-best hundred spurred Australia to a 190-run defeat of India in the third women's one-day international in Mumbai, securing a 3-0 series sweep.

Litchfield (119) and captain Alyssa Healy (82) led Australia to 338 for seven - their highest total against India - before the home side crumbled for 148 in answer at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday (Wednesday AEDT)

Litchfield, named player of the match and series after finishing with 260 runs at 86.67, followed her match-winning ton by taking a stunning catch at cover, diving full-stretch to cull a jewel with her right hand to intercept Amanjot Kaur's powerful cover drive. Litchfield and Healy dominated all along, putting on 189 off 179 balls for the principal wicket - the best by any opening pair against India. Women cricket match India vs Australia, 2nd T20I, Live Cricket Score

"I learned from each innings," said the 20-year-old Litchfield. "The main innings [game one] was a challenge and the second was much to a greater degree a challenge. I got a piece fortunate in all three innings but getting three figures was great." Women cricket match India vs Australia , 3rd T20I, Live Cricket Score

Trailing 2-0 in the series, India needed to pull off the greatest run chase in the history of women's ODIs for a consolation win but a steady flood of wickets soon extinguished their slim hopes. The spoils were shared with five bowlers striking: Georgia Wareham (three for 21), Annabel Sutherland (two for nine), Alana King (two for 21), Megan Schutt (two for 23) and Ashleigh Gardner (one for 38). Women cricket match India vs Australia, 1st T20I, Live Cricket Score

Schutt snared openers Yastika Bhatia (nine) and Smriti Mandhana (29) in the power play before leg-spinner Wareham excused upset Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur (3) with her most memorable conveyance, then Richa Ghosh (19). King took a sharp catch to eliminate Jemimah Rodrigues (25) before producing a sharp-ripping leg break to bowl Pooja Vastrakar (14). Tahlia McGrath soared high for a one-handed catch to rival Litchfield's, sending Shreyanka Patil packing, before another fine catch from Mooney at slip finished the defeat. Update Cricket News, Women cricket match India vs Australia , 2nd ODI

Super hot Litchfield combined deft scoops and reverse sweeps with authoritative down-the-ground drives during her masterful knock, while Healy reversed her scratchy form this tour by posting her most memorable ODI half-century since her famous 170 against England in the 2022 World Cup final. The captain's dismissal, playing on to Vastrakar, sparked a mini-collapse of four for 27. Women cricket match India vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Live Cricket Score

After spending 23 balls in the 90s dealing exclusively in singles, Litchfield reached her second career century and lifted her career ODI average above 60 befor e finally falling, miscuing Amanjot to Harmanpreet. Tail-ender King blasted three sixes in an unbeaten 26 off 14 balls to leave India further dispirited.This was Australia's ninth win from nine bilateral ODI series against India and their 6th sweep Women Live Cricket Score India vs Australia Only Test

"We want to continue to maintain our standards and that's exactly what we did," said Healy. "We pride ourselves on being that clinical, which we hadn't been for two or three series in the last 12 months. I'm siphoned we did it tonight."

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