T20 tri-series: Indian women lose to Australia

CANBERRA: Indian women suffered a loss of four wicket against Australia after a disappointing batting performance in their second match of the T20 series here on Sunday.

India fought 103 for nine out of 20 overs after being asked to hit. The players of the visiting team did well to stretch the game to the penultimate, but there were not enough races on the board.

Elysse Perry He was the undisputed star of the game, collecting three wickets in one before making 49 of 47 balls in the pursuit of Australia.

India had defeated England at the opening of the tournament, while Australia had lost to England in a Super Over on Saturday, leaving all three teams with one victory each.

Our lower order definitely needs to hit much better, especially when the higher order doesn't get races. However, I really appreciate the performance of bowlers, said the captain of India. Harmanpreet Kaur in the post-match presentation.

India will play England at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on February 7.

Opener Smriti Mandhana (35) and Harmanpreet (28), the Indian hitters showed a complete lack of application in a field that offers an additional rebound.

India lost its last six wickets for 21 races with the Perry pacemaker (4/13 in 4 overs) choosing three of them in 14th place, eliminating Harmanpreet, Taniya Bhatia & Deepti Sharma .

Sixteen years Shafali Verma , promoted as the next big hit in women's cricket, lasted only three balls while Jemimah Rodrigues he crawled to 1 of 11 balls, leaving his team at 16 for two out of three overs.

The experienced Mandhana & Harmanpreet stitched a 40-run stand before the latter's dismissal triggered a collapse.

The bowling attack of India did its best with the roulette of the left arm Rajeshwari Gayakwad taking two wickets for 18 runs in four overs. Offie Deepti Sharma, who opened the bowling, too kept things tight taking one wicket for 18 runs in four overs.

The tri-series is an important preparatory event before the start of the T20 World Cup in Australia on February 21.