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Asked to bat first, Australia finished with 188/3 (Perry 72* off 42).
In reply, India finished with 181/5 (Harmanpreet 46 off 30, Richa 40* off 19).
IND 181/5 (20 overs): Deepti hit Schutt for two fours in the last over but it wasn’t enough. Australia clinch the five-match series 3-1. Richa (40* off 19) with a cracking knock at the end. India fought hard with the bat but Perry’s knock proved to be decisive as the visitors got the job done.
Australia win by 7 runs
IND 169/5 (19 overs): Richa takes Heather to the cleaners with two sixes and a four. Such clean ball-striking by the young right-hander. India now need 20 off 6. Can they pull it off? Schutt has the ball in hand with Deepti on strike.
IND 151/5 (18 overs): Ash Gardner finishes with excellent figures of 2/20 from her four overs. India now need 38 off 12.
IND 149/5 (17.2 overs): OUT! It’s Gardner again for the Aussies. She beats Devika and Mooney completes the stumping. The left-hander departs for 32 off 26 as Deepti comes to the crease.
IND 148/4 (17 overs): Dropped! Australia’s stand-in skipper Tahlia McGrath drops a straightforward catch to give Richa a reprieve. Schutt the unlucky bowler. Meanwhile, Richa and Devika hit a four each to make it a good over for India.
IND 136/4 (16 overs): Another crucial over by Gardner for Australia, just six runs from it. India need 53 off 24.
IND 130/4 (15 overs): Richa Ghosh is off to a superb start in her knock. She hits fours off the first two balls she faces to send the crowd into a frenzy again. India need 59 off 30.
IND 121/4 (14.2 overs): OUT! Alana King gets the wicket Australia wanted. Harmanpreet Kaur miscues a sweep and is caught by Darcie Brown at short-fine. The India captain departs for an entertaining 46 off 30 as Richa Ghosh comes to the crease.
IND 119/3 (14 overs): Brown bowls a fine over for Australia, just six runs from it, to finish with figures of 1/33 from her four overs. India now need 70 off 36.
IND 113/3 (13 overs): Massive over for India! Harmanpreet hits Heather for four fours and the crowd goes wild. India believe. They now need 76 off 42.
IND 96/3 (12 overs): Two fours for India in that Schutt over. Devika lifts one straight over before Harmanpreet plays another stylish late cut.
IND 84/3 (11 overs): A quiet over from Alana King as the Indians pick seven runs through five singles and a double.
IND 77/3 (10 overs): Harmanpreet Kaur hits the first six of the Indian innings. Gardner toss is up and the right-hander brings out her classic bat-swing to send the ball over the mid-wicket fence.
IND 68/3 (9 overs): Right-arm medium pacer Heather Graham joins the attack and bowls an expensive over. India get four byes before Harmanpreet plays a late cut for four.
IND 58/3 (8 overs): Sutherland joins the attack and Devika ends the right-arm pacer’s first over with a stylish square-cut past point for four.
IND 49/3 (6.5 overs): OUT! A disappointing dismissal for Jemimah as she scoops one from King straight to Brown at short-fine. The right-hander departs for 8 off 11 as Devika comes to the crease.
IND 43/2 (5.4 overs): OUT! Brown gets the key wicket of Shafali. The right-hander hits consecutive fours before miscuing one, Perry takes a fine catch peddling back. Shafali walks back for 20 off 16 as skipper Harmanpreet comes to the crease.
IND 35/1 (5 overs): Perry joins the attack and bowls one slightly short and wide, Jemimah punches it stylishly off the back foot for four. Seven runs come from that over.
IND 28/1 (4 overs): Darcie returns to the attack and bowls one on the pads, Shafali whips it away for four. But the right-arm pacer does well to bowl four dots and concede just one more run in the over.
IND 23/1 (2.4 overs): OUT! Huge wicket for Australia early in the innings as Gardner removes Mandhana for 16 off 10. The left-hander edges it and Mooney, with the gloves in place of Healy, takes a nice catch. The new batter is Jemimah.
IND 21/0 (2 overs): Mandhana walks out to Schutt and pulls the ball in the gap for four. Eight runs come from that over.
IND 13/0 (1 over): A solid start for India. Mandhana pulls and cuts to pick up two fours before Shafali punches one past cover for four.
8.35 pm: We’re ready for the chase in Mumbai. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma are at the crease for India. Darcie Brown has the new ball in hand for Australia. Here we go!
AUS 188/3 (20 overs): Ellyse Perry with another splendid knock, she hits Deepti Sharma for two sixes in the last over to remain unbeaten on 72 off 42. Grace Harris remains not out on 27 off 12. Deepti was the pick of the Indian bowlers with figures of 2/35 from her four overs.
Australia finish with 188/3
AUS 172/3 (19 overs): Harris is showing her power game again, she hits Anjali for four and six to make it another fruitful over for Australia. Last over coming up, the visitors will be eyeing the 190-run mark. Deepti has the ball in hand.
AUS 161/3 (18 overs): Harris got a four off the first ball she faced and she follows that up with consecutive fours in this over by Renuka. Perry then ends the over with a thumping cover drive for four. Australia continue to dominate with the bat.
AUS 140/3 (16.4 overs): OUT! Deepti gets the breakthrough again. Gardner finds Harleen in the deep and departs after a fantastic 42 off 27. The new batter is Grace Harris.
AUS 139/2 (16 overs): FIFTY for Perry! The Australian legend gets her fastest international half-century, off just 32 balls. An incredibly expensive over from Anjali as Perry hits a four and Gardner hits a four and six.
AUS 122/2 (15 overs): Shafali returns to the attack and strays down leg, with Perry sweeping it for four. Gardner then ends the over with a powerful cover drive for four.
AUS 111/2 (14 overs): Another cracking shot from Perry as she steps out to Devika and hits a six. This partnership is worth 65 runs now.
AUS 100/2 (13 overs): Another expensive over for India. Perry sweeps one for four before Gardner hits another straight six. Radha now has figures of 1/26 from three overs.
AUS 86/2 (12 overs): Renuka is brought into the attack and she bowls an expensive over. Two fours for Perry and one for Gardner.
AUS 73/2 (11 overs): Another good over for India as Devika concedes just three runs. India’s ground fielding has been impressive so far.
AUS 70/2 (10 overs): A wonderful over from Radha, just two runs from it. She concedes a single off the first ball before bowling four consecutive dots to Perry, who is nearly run-out off the last ball.
AUS 68/2 (9 overs): Shot! Now Gardner gets in on the act. Devika tosses one up and the right-hander stays in her crease and slams the ball straight over for six.
AUS 59/2 (8 overs): Another stylish stroke from Perry. Shafali joins the attack and her first over ends with the veteran Aussie all-rounder playing a cover drive for four.
AUS 46/2 (6.5 overs): OUT! Radha with a huge wicket in her first over. Tahlia walks across and attempts a sweep but is bowled round the legs for 9 off 10. India have the momentum as Perry comes to the crease.
Yep, Alyssa Healy is back in the pavilion retired hurt for 30 off 21. The right-hander seemed to be in a considerable amount of pain and couldn’t continue. Worrying sigh for Australia as Ash Gardner comes to the crease.
AUS 42/1 (6 overs): Deepti bowls one way outisde off but Healy manages to move across and pull the ball past the vacant square-leg region for four. But the Australia captain seemed to hurt her right leg in the process. She’s limping around and looks to be in pain.
AUS 35/1 (5 overs): Anjali strays on to the pads and Healy pulls the ball for four. But the left-arm pacer does well to concede just two runs in the rest of the over. She’s shaping the ball back in to the right-handers nicely.
AUS 24/1 (3.3 overs): OUT! Huge wicket for India as Mooney is on her way. Deepti strikes in her first over as the left-hander miscues one to mid-on and departs for 2 off 8. The new batter is Tahlia McGrath.
AUS 23/0 (3 overs): Better over from Renuka, just four runs from it. She beat Mooney and the left-hander also nearly drove one delivery to the mid-on fielder.
AUS 19/0 (2 overs): Two fours in Anjali’s first over too. Healy flicks an in-swinger to the fine-leg fence before getting an inside edge past Richa, who was standing up, for her fourth boundary.
AUS 10/0 (1 over): Healy gets a thick outside edge past backward point for four, before playing a well-controlled cover drive for another four.
7.00 pm: Right, we’re ready for play. Renuka Singh has the ball with Alyssa Healy on strike. Here we go!
Toss stat: After losing 10 tosses in a row, Harmanpreet Kaur has now won three tosses in a row in T20Is.
Just one change for India again: Harleen Deol gets a game, she replaces Rajeshwari Gayakwad.
India: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Devika Vaidya, Richa Ghosh (w), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Anjali Sarvani, Renuka Thakur Singh.
Australia: Alyssa Healy (w/c), Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Annabel Sutherland, Heather Graham, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown.
TOSS: Harmanpreet Kaur has won the toss, again, and India will bowl first.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the fourth T20 International between India and Australia at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai.
It’s a must-win game for Harmanpreet Kaur and Co as the Aussies aim to clinch the series tonight. Alyssa Healy’s team bounced back impressively after losing the second T20I via a Super Over, winning the third game by 21 runs. India will look to draw the series again and make the fifth and final T20I a decider. There have been a number of positives for the hosts and they’ll need a disciplined performance against their mighty opponents to get another victory.
India’s squad for the T20I series against Australia: Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana (vc), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Singh Thakur, Meghna Singh, Anjali Sarvani, Devika Vaidya, S Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wicket-keeper), Harleen Deol.
Net bowlers: Monika Patel, Arundhati Reddy, SB Pokharkar, Simran Bahadur.
Australia’s squad for the T20I series against India: Alyssa Healy (c), Tahlia McGrath (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Phoebe Litchfield, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland.
Schedule for the series
|Friday||9th December||Aus won by 9 wickets||1st T20I||DY Patil Stadium|
|Sunday||11th December||Match tied, Ind won after Super Over||2nd T20I||DY Patil Stadium|
|Wednesday||14th December||Aus won by 21 runs||3rd T20I||CCI|
|Saturday||17th December||7 pm||4th T20I||CCI|
|Tuesday||20th December||7 pm||5th T20I||CCI|