Australian women beat India by 63 runs; win T20 series

Visakhapatnam: Australia beat India by 63 runs and took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match Twenty20 women`s cricket series.

Australia, who won the toss and elected to bat first, scored 151 for two in 20 overs at the Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association (ACA-VDCA) Stadium here.

Alyssa Healey (90) and Meg Lanning (42) were the top scorers for the visitors. Healey hit ten fours and two sixes during her 61-ball stay at the crease.

Lanning`s knock was laced with six fours. Lanning and Healey scored 112 runs for the opening wicket.

Chasing a victory target of 152, Indian women managed to score only 88 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. S Naik (34) and R Malhotra (32) were the main contibutors for the hosts. S J Coyte was the most successful Australian bowler, claiming three wickets for 19 run. E A Perry accounted for two wickets giving away only eight runs.

The fourth match of the series will be played here on Thursday.

Brief scores: Australia: 151/2 in 20 overs. Alyssa Healey-90, Meg Lanning 42; A Das-1/13).

India : 88/6 in 20 overs. S Naik-34, R Malhotra-32; S J Coyte-3/19, E A Perry-2/8.


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