The women’s white-ball series between India and Australia was characterized by two critical moments at the DY Patil Stadium on Tuesday. One such moment occurred in the tenth over of the Indian innings, where Alyssa Healy signaled field changes before Harmanpreet Kaur got out after facing a short-length ball by Antabel Sutherland. The other moment came in the 17th over of Australia’s chase when Phoebe Litchfield hit boundaries despite India having four fielders on the boundary. After winning the T20I series against India, Alyssa Healy appreciated Litchfield’s contribution.
On the other hand, Harmanpreet’s form slump was evident with six single-digit scores across formats against Australia. Despite her struggles, Healy showed support for Harmanpreet. Healy also highlighted the differences in attitude between herself and Harmanpreet, indicating a competitive yet respectful relationship between the two. Despite the series loss, India’s head coach, Amol Muzumdar, expressed pride in the team’s performance and stated that the dressing room was a “happy space.”
Looking back at the series, Healy emphasized the positives for Australia and expressed pride in the team’s performance despite “two and a half days” of poor cricket. Both teams showed determination and resilience in the series, setting the stage for exciting cricket in the future.