Highlights, India vs Australia, Women's T20I Tri-nation series, 4th T20I at Mumbai, Full Cricket Score: Hosts trounced by 36 runs

Highlights, India vs Australia, Women's T20I Tri-nation series, 4th T20I at Mumbai, Full Cricket Score: Hosts trounced by 36 runs

13:35 (IST)

India's journey might have ended in the series but their challenges have not come to an end. Such a loss and that too at home raises many questions. Harmanpreet Kaur said that the team would want fitter players when the next series begins. Wonder where this finger was pointed at? The statement takes us back to MS Dhoni of 2008 who wanted fresh legs in the team as well. Australia, on the other hand, are into the final to play England and the game on 28 March will be a chance to know each others' weaknesses and prepare for the final. For now, this is a good-bye from us and don't forget to return and join us when India play England on 29 March.

13:32 (IST)

Australia knock India out of the tournament. England and Australia will play the final on Saturday. Australia must be pleased with their effort after their loss against England. But Harmanpreet Kaur and Co have a lot to ponder over. India's depth, in all the departments, was lacking and this should ideally kickstart a process to provide more options and flexibility.

Devdutt Kshirsagar, Firstpost journalist in Mumbai

13:32 (IST)
13:25 (IST)

Megan Schutt, Player of the Match:

I was trying to hitting the batters on the toes and they happen to hit the stumps. Pretty simple plan and we wanted to be the first team to defend the score and I am glad we came out well. 

13:25 (IST)

Meg Lanning, Australian captain: It has been a pretty good all-round performance. Generally very happy. We were looking at 180-200-run mark. You can play good cricket shots here; the outfield is pretty fast. We put in a lot of effort in our fitness and it has come off. Our bowlers have been good coming on for one-over spells.

13:24 (IST)

Megan Schutt is the Player of the Match

13:22 (IST)

India captain, Harmanpreet Kaur: 

We wanted bowl first today as in last 2 games we batted first. We did not utilise. It is a learning experience for us. We are used to these conditions. I don't think our performance was dependent on the weather. We definitely need fit players in the team. We need players who can run all over the field. 

13:17 (IST)

India lose by 36 runs 

A nightmare run for India in the series. Australia were again quite professional in the way they came out to win this game. They planned their innings well and then Meg Lanning was superb as the captain, not letting the batters get setlled as she kept on changing the ends of the her bowlers. Some positives for India from this game. Jemimah Rodrigues reached her first fifty in T20Is. However, there are many lessons for them. There is one more match to go for them on 29 March against England and hopefully the Indians will come out good in that match. 

13:13 (IST)

After 20 overs, Ind 150/5 (Anuja Patil 36, Vastrakar 19)

India lose the game by 36 runs and their journey comes to an end in this series. However, there is one match to go but it will be a mere formality. Huge lessons for the Indian side from this and the last ODI series against Australia. 

13:12 (IST)
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FOUR! Reverse-sweep from Anuja and that brings the fifty partnership between her and Vastrakar. 

13:11 (IST)

India set to lose by a big margin. It was a given after the early wickets in the powerplay. India's weaknesses continue to show in the tournament.

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India vs Australia, 4th T20I, Latest Updates: India lose the game by 36 runs and their journey comes to an end in this series. However, there is one match to go but it will be a mere formality. Huge lessons for the Indian side from this and the last ODI series against Australia.

A nightmare run for India in the series. Australia were again quite professional in the way they came out to win this game. They planned their innings well and then Meg Lanning was superb as the captain, not letting the batters get setlled as she kept on changing the ends of the her bowlers. Some positives for India from this game. Jemimah Rodrigues reached her first fifty in T20Is. However, there are many lessons for them. There is one more match to go for them on 29 March against England and hopefully the Indians will come out good in that match.

Ind W vs Eng W Report: England completed a record chase to thrash India by seven wickets in a Women's T20I Tri-Series match on Sunday.

Chasing a formidable target of 199 runs, England pulled off the feat in 18.4 overs. Opener Danielle Wyatt played a starring role for the visitors, smashing England's highest ever Twenty20 individual score as she plundered 124 runs off just 64 balls. Her knock included 15 boundaries and five sixes.

She also smashed the fastest ever century for England in women's cricket, reaching three figures off just 52 deliveries.

Captains Harmanpreet Kaur, Meg Lanning. Agencies

Captains Harmanpreet Kaur, Meg Lanning. Agencies

Wyatt produced a partnership of 96 runs with Tammy Beaumont which laid the foundation of a successful chase for England. Beaumont's 23-ball 35 included three hits to the fence and a six.

Although both were dismissed in quick succession by Indian spinner Deepti Sharma late in the innings, Natalie Sciver and Heather Knight combined to carry England to a comfortable victory.

Earlier, India rode on half-centuries by openers Smriti Mandhana and Mithali Raj to produce a formidable total of 198/4 after being asked to bat first. Mandhana smashed 76 runs off just 40 balls while Mithali scored a steady 53 off 43 deliveries.

The two produced an opening stand of 129 runs off 12.5 overs to give the hosts a superb start. Pooja Vastrakar then scored an unbeaten 22 off 10 balls lower down the order to help India to a big total.

Brief scores:

England: 199/3 in 18.4 overs (Danielle Wyatt 124, Tammy Beaumont 35; Deepti Sharma 2/36) vs India: 198/4 in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 76, Mithali Raj 53; Tash Farrant 2/32).

Updated Date: March 26, 2018 13:56:16 IST

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