India threatened to chase down a stiff goal of 189 with past due fireworks from Harmanpreet and teen Richa Ghosh however handiest to fall seven runs quick after all.
Australia took an unassailable 3-1 lead heading into the overall event of the sequence right here on Tuesday. The sequence is a part of preparation for each the groups going into the T20 World Cup in South Africa in February.
“All the young girls who got an opportunity to play against this Aussie side will take away the experience. We have positives even though we lost the series,” Harmanpreet, who scored a 30-ball 46, stated on the post-match presentation rite .
After the skipper were given out, India wanted 68 from 34 balls when Richa Ghosh (40 now not out; 19 balls) and Deepti Sharma (12 now not out; 8 balls) revived the chase. They wanted 20 runs from the remaining over however the skilled Megan Schutt held her nerves to seal the win.
“We were in the game throughout. Just one over here and there could have made a difference. If I was there, things could have changed but unfortunately I got out, we still had faith in Richa and Deepti.”
Australia’s Ashleigh Gardner adopted up her 27-ball 42 with tidy figures of 4-0-20-2, together with a good 18th over the place she conceded simply 3 runs and brushed aside Devika Vaidya (32; 26 balls), to show the event within the visiting facet’s favour.
“The 18th over when we got only three runs made the difference,” stated the Indian captain.
Harmanpreet stated she is getting better from her Asia Cup harm and so used to be now not bowling.
“I want to take it slow and bat for now, I will definitely come and bowl soon,” she stated.
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Gardner, who used to be adjudged player-of-the-match, stated it used to be vital to be correct along with her duration and blend it up cleverly.
“It was really crucial what lengths you bowl. I know if you pitch it up, it’s easier to hit straight down the ground. So I was just bowling it into the ground.
“It’s vital with the intention to combine up your lengths. I do know T20 cricket is relatively batter pleasant and everybody simply assumes that whilst you come to India there will probably be a large number of spin, however on this layout you do not be expecting a lot flip,” Gardner stated.