The almighty Australian woman crushed India in the 5th T20I, winning the series 4-1 | Cricket News
Heather becomes the country’s second female cricketer to score a T20 hat-trick as Harmanpreet Kaur and co. can only muster 142 to answer Australia’s 196 for 4.
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Graham (4/8 from 2 serves) was the star of the serve for the visitors as she knocked Devika Vaidya and Radha Yadav for the first time in the final two serves of the 13th round.
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She then returned in the last half of the innings to not only score a hat-trick with Renuka Singh’s opening ball, but also pick up Deepti Sharma’s precious scalp (53 of 34) in last serve.
Australian speedster Megan Schutt was her country’s first woman to score a hat-trick in T20 cricket in 2018.
Brought into the game, Gardner (66 not out of 32) and Harris (64 outside of 35) impressed during their half-century unbeaten run to take Australia to an impressive 196-4.
India’s pitchers slashed an unfortunate number after initial success as Gardner and Harris scored an unbeaten 129 hit from just 62 balls to take Australia to the top of the series overall. .
The claim rate is too high for India as they are consistently losing batting shots to get 142 out.
India started their big chase with a blast with vice-captain Smriti Mandhana (4) dragging Darcie Brown over the square-foot boundary on the first serve of the round.
But Mandhana’s stay was short-lived as two balls later she holed up in front of Grace Harris in the front square foot, looking to toss the ball.
Harleen Deol went on a one-on-one attack and hit a touch-through and shot from her first ball of the round.
Shafali Verma (13) was later pardoned in the third inning when she was knocked out at one point by Harris after the batter misplaced a hit.
But it wasn’t Shafali’s day when she was caught by Annabel Sutherland while bowling in Gardner for a long time.
Harleen Deol played a 16-ball cameo in 24 runs before falling victim to an unnecessary run.
Things took a turn for the worse when captain Harmanpreet Kaur left. Brought into attack in the ninth inning, Annabel Sutherland won a gold medal on her first serve, trapping Harmanpreet in front of the racket because the hitter failed to calculate the length of the serve.
Batter Richa Ghosh hit the two boundaries before dying and then Heather Graham knocking Devika Vaidya and Radha Yadav out on consecutive serves to contest a hat-trick she completed in the final of the match.
Before that, Gardner remained undefeated 66 on 32 balls with the help of 11 touchlines and one six, while Harris made 64 misses out of 35, of which she hit six quads and four over the fence.
Voted, India got off to a brilliant start, knocking out Beth Mooney (2) and Phoebe Litchfield (11) cheaply within four rounds.
Then captains Tahila McGrath (26 of 26) and Ellyse Perry (18 of 14) shared 38 runs for the third racket to stabilize the plays.
Just when the partnership seemed dangerous, Shafali Verma fooled McGrath with an upside-down serve just enough to knock off the aggressive McGrath’s bat and was defeated by Richa Ghosh.
Moments later, Perry sets off in search of a big hit to the ground, caught by Harleen Deol during a bowling match with Devika Vaidya.
After that, it was a complete performance by Harris and Gardner as the two tennis players took down the Indian pitchers.
All of India’s pitchers looked oblivious to the two Australians when they found the boundary at will.
It was Harris who brought her the first 50 points from just 28 balls with a hit against Renuka Singh in the 18th round and then the ball after which Gardner also achieved the feat with a touchline in just one half. 25 balls.
It rained at the boundary and six balls late in the game as the Indian pitchers looked completely out of place and some sloppy maneuvers on the field didn’t help the home team either.
Vaidya turned out to be the most frugal for India with a figure of 1/26 from her three passes.
(With input from PTI)