WOMEN’S T20I TRI-SERIES IN AUSTRALIA, 2020 by Cricbuzz Staff • Published on ShareTweet Beth Mooney scored an unbeaten 71 off 54 in the final © AFP Beth Mooney’s unbeaten 71 off just 54 – laced with nine boundaries and Jess Jonnasen’s chase-crippling five-wicket haul was enough to undo Smriti Mandhana’s fighting, stroke-filled 66 as Australia did enough to catch India short in a run chase to clinch the tri-series title at the Junction Oval in Melbourne on Wednesday (February 12). With an above-par total to defend, Australia came equipped with lessons from their previous encounter against India that allowed Harmanpreet Kaur’s side to stay alive in the three-way competition. Australia’s first order of business was to neutralise the threat of the young Shafali Verma, who dragged the game away from Australia last time around with a 28-ball 49. Shafali began exactly in the way most – including Australia – expected, carting the No.1 all-rounder in the world Ellyse Perry for six straight back over her head in a 10-run first over. Australia held back Megan Schutt and brought Tayla Vlaeminck into the attack. The 21-year-old quick, who only yesterday pocketed the Young Cricketer of the Year award, made an instant… Read full this story
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