INDWvAUSW 3rd ODI: India ends Australia’s 26-game winning streak

The Australian women’s winning streak in 26 games in one-day internationals came to an end after India ended their highest-ever chase in the third ODI on Sunday to defeat Meg Lanning’s team with two wickets.

India held the nerve to win by three balls after Shafali Verma and Yastika Bhatia helped pursue a 265 goal in Mackay for half a century.

38-year-old Jhulan Goswami also played for India and picked up three wickets before taking the win with a limit in the final. Australian captain Meg Lanning said the hosts missed their chances in the important moments.

“Credit to India. I thought they came out really well with the ball and kept fighting with the bat, so they deserved to win, ”said Lanning.

Half centuries of Ashleigh Gardner and Beth Mooney took Australia to formidable totals, but a string of missed catches and runouts meant they couldn’t keep the target and limped to their first loss since October 2017.

India’s skipper Mithali Raj praised her team’s performance, which also saw a late cameo from Deepti Sharma and Sneh Rana. “We are very happy. I was just telling the girls that Australia’s winning streak against India started in India, so now we’re the ones who broke that winning streak, ”she added.

“It’s good to have a bit of depth in the order in which you hit.”

After winning the first two of the three ODIs, Australia leads 4-2 on points in the multi-format series.

The two teams will next play a day-night test in Gold Coast on September 30th before ending the series with three Twenty20 internationals on October 7th.