"It was a little tricky as to when we could declare. Getting eight wickets in 15 overs was a bit of a stretch," Mithali said at the post-match media conference.
India vs Australia: Smriti Mandhana says she got lucky with the no ball while batting in 1st innings
Mandhana, who scored 127 off 216 balls, survived at the personal score of 80 when she sliced a full Ellyse Perry delivery straight to Beth Mooney at point but the bowler overstepped giving her a reprieve.
As per rules of multi-format series, both teams settled for two points. The series score stands at 6-4 in Australia's favour.
A BCCI official said that rooms in Brisbane, in which the Indian women's cricket team players are spending 14-day hard quarantine, are too small with players somehow managing to do light training.
The Indian women's team's tour Down Under will commence with a three-match ODI series between 19-24 September, followed by the one-off day-night Test from 30 September to 3 October.
Schutt (3/24) became the first Australian women to claim a hat-trick in ODIs. Her feat enabled Australia women to bowl out West Indies women for a paltry 180.
Women's T20I Tri-series: Australia's depth and versatility helped them to title victory and dominance over England, India
The Australian women’s team showed that ruthless wins can be achieved without a “pack of dogs” mentality, against two teams they had scores to settle with.
Women's T20I Tri-series: Natalie Sciver, Tamsin Beaumont's half-centuries power England to victory over Australia
Fielding after winning the toss, England restricted the Australians to 149 for eight at the Brabourne Stadium and in reply, the English team chased down the target with three overs to spare.
Women's T20I Tri-series: India's Smriti Mandhana admits team not learning lessons from past mistakes
Smriti Mandhana's 67, her highest score in T20 Internationals, went in vain as India suffered a humiliating 6 wickets loss to the Aussies.
Women's T20I Tri-series in India: Australia start as favourites, but exciting tournament may suffer due to lack of publicity
The practice wickets at the Brabourne didn’t seem to offer much turn, so this tri-series is likely to be another run-festival, but one with no audience.
Bryony Smith, Tamsin Beaumont, Heather Knight score fifties as England Women beat India A in first warm-up game
After posting a massive 176 for four, England Women bundled out the hosts for 131 at the Brabourne Stadium.
Indian women vs Australia women: Mithali Raj and Co let down by undisciplined bowling, underprepared batting in 2nd ODI
None of the Indian batswomen seemed to know how to tackle Megan Schutt and they had little preparation for her languid inswingers.
India women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj became the leading run-getter in women's ODIs, going past former England captain Charlotte Edwards' tally (5,992).
Australian women's cricket team to no longer be called 'Southern Stars' as CA aims for gender equality
The members of the Australian women's cricket team have for long wondered what the merit was for awarding the team a special name, when the men's team did not warrant any.
Australia's elite women cricketers such as Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, etc could earn upto AUS$ 100,000 after the side did well in the recent World T20.