Highlights India Women vs Australia Women 2018, 3rd ODI in Vadodara: Visitors win by 97 runs, claim series 3-0

Highlights India Women vs Australia Women 2018, 3rd ODI in Vadodara: Visitors win by 97 runs, claim series 3-0

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India have showed glimpses of outstanding cricket in passages, but was not enough to beat the might of Australia. Meg Lanning and her troops outplayed India in all departments. But good to see Women's cricket growing from strength to strength, with broadcasters slowly coming on board, crowds flocking in large numbers in the stadium. Will be very interesting to see how the crowds will turn in Mumbai for the T20I tri-series including ODI champions England alongside India and Australia. My hunch is the CCI stadium will be nearly packed to the rafters. We will bringing you all the updates from the forthcoming series as well. Do join us for that until then we bid goodbye!

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A professional performance, to say the least

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Hopes pinned on the Men's team in Nidahas Trophy final

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Australian captain, Meg Lanning: Oh look we spoke about setting the tone early. India put us under pressure early on we responded really well. Knew India would come pretty hard at us. We were happy with the total we had on board, and knew it was only a matter of a couple of wickets to pull things back

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Nicole Bolton, Player of the series: I was just trying to have fun on bench. I have loved it (the crowd). Amazing experience playing against India. Love batting with Healy. It was great to watch her bat today. Best of luck to the Australian team for T20Is. 

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Nicole Bolton is the Player of the series.

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Alyssa Healy, Player of the Match: I had no idea of any of that. (records she has broken). Great to get another opportunity and got lucky as well. So took a chance early, enjoyed my time after that. (Opening) Best time to bat, throughly enjoyed by time with Bolts (Bolton, who is doing the dab on the sidelines)  the left-right combination has been working well for us. I couldn't quite carry on with my innings in the Ashes, but am glad it came off tonight.

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Alyssa Healy is the Player of the Match

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Indian captain, Mithali Raj: I think though we are coming from South Africa on back of victory bt we know we have lot to catch up on. I think playing in such a crowd is a huge change. Getting international stadium to play is a big change as well. We do have many youngster in the team. In 2-3 years, they can take responsibility of the team. We need to work more on our bowling and fielding and sort our middle order.

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Australia win by 97 runs and complete 3-0 whitewash over India

Another show of domination by Australians today as they show utter professionalism with both bat and ball. India, on the other haand, always looked running out of breath. The series is a lesson learnt for them. 3-0 it is, a whitewash and Mithali Raj and her side will need to go back and do the homework. 

India vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Latest update: Australia win by 97 runs and complete 3-0 whitewash over India. Another show of domination by Australians today as they show utter professionalism with both bat and ball. India, on the other haand, always looked running out of breath. The series is a lesson learnt for them. 3-0 it is, a whitewash and Mithali Raj and her side will need to go back and do the homework.

Preview: The series already lost, India women would look to salvage some pride when they take on mighty Australia in the third and final game of the series, a part of the ICC Women ODI Championship, here tomorrow.

It has been a disastrous series for Indian women so far as they are yet to taste a victory in four matches, including the two practice games preceding the three-game ODI series.

It has been a dominating performance from Australia, who had lost to India in the World Cup semifinals.

Mithali Raj and Meg Lanning. Reuters

Mithali Raj and Meg Lanning. Reuters

Australia women have showed their class by registering convincing wins in all the matches. They won the first ODIs by eight wickets and sealed the series with 60-run victory in the second match.

Prior to the ODIs, Indian women had also lost both the practice games in Mumbai by massive 321 runs and seven wickets respectively.

And come tomorrow, it would be Indian women's last chance to redeem some pride and bring smiles back to the faces of their fans with a consolation win.

But to achieve a favourable result India will have to improve in all departments of the game.

In the absence of veteran Jhulan Goswami, the Indian bowling attack looked lacklustre in the series with Shikha Pandey and Pooja Vastrakar leaking runs upfront.

The spinners too failed to make any considerable impact with the likes of Ekta Bisht and Poonam Yadav struggling to contain the Australian batswomen in favourable conditions.

India's batting has been unimpressive in the two matches and it has cost the team badly.

Opener Punam Raut struggled in both the games and was also guilty of wasting too many deliveries while chasing 288 runs in the must-win second game.

Barring left-handed opener Smriti Mandhana, who made 67 off 53 balls in the second ODI, all the Indian batswomen struggled.

Much was expected from the likes of skipper Mithali Raj, who missed the first ODI due to illness, Harmanpreet Kaur, Veda Krishnamurthy and Deppti Shama but all of them failed to make any impact.

The onus would be on the Indian batters to shoulder the responsibility tomorrow and hand their side a much-needed morale-boosting victory.

Australia, on the other hand, have not put a foot wrong in the tour so far.

The Australians have been clinical in all departments of the game, be it batting, bowling or fielding.

Opener Nicole Bolton is in sublime touch, following up her unbeaten 100 with a classy 84 in the second ODI.

Ellyse Perry struck an unbeaten run-a-ball 70 while Beth Mooney smashed a 40-ball 56 in the last match and the duo would be looking to carry forward its good form.

Captain Meg Lanning got starts in both the games before getting out and would be hoping to score big tomorrow.

Teams (from):

India: Mithali Raj (captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy, Punam Raut, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sushma Verma, Ekta Bist, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Deepti Sharma, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Mona Meshram, Poonam Yadav, Sukanya Parida

Australia: Meg Lanning (captain), Alyssa Healy, Nicole Bolton, Nicola Carey, Ellyse Perry, Elyse Velani, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachel Haynes, Jess Jonassen, Sophie Molineux, Megan Schutt, Beh Mooney, Belinda Vakarewa, Amanda Jade-Wellington.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: March 18, 2018 16:48:38 IST

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