India (W) vs Australia (WMN) 3rd T20I: Exciting Recap of the Latest Match

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Australia opt to bowl vs India

On the occasion of her 150th T20I appearance and with the series on the line, Australia captain Alyssa Healy chose to bowl in Navi Mumbai in the third T20I against India. Both sides fielded an unchanged XI, with Australia aiming to claim both white-ball series on this tour and India looking for their first T20I series win over Australia since 2016, and their first win in a T20I series-decider since 2011.
Healy said dew was a factor in Australia choosing to chase, but she also said that she wanted her bowlers to have first crack while bowling conditions are best. Harmanpreet Kaur, the India captain, said her side will be aiming to score 10-15 runs more than in the second T20I at the same venue, which Australia won with six balls to spare.

The pitch report suggested a batting-friendly surface. The team chasing has won 12 of 15 completed T20 games here. In this series, played entirely at this venue, scores batting first have been 141 and 130 for 8.

India 1 Shafali Verma, 2 Smriti Mandhana, 3 Jemimah Rodrigues, 4 Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), 5 Richa Ghosh (wk), 6 Deepti Sharma, 7 Pooja Vastrakar, 8 Amanjot Kaur, 9 Shreyanka Patil, 10 Renuka Singh, 11 Titas Sadhu.

Australia 1 Alyssa Healy (capt & wk), 2 Beth Mooney, 3 Tahlia McGrath, 4 Ellyse Perry, 5 Ashleigh Gardner, 6 Phoebe Litchfield, 7 Grace Harris, 8 Annabel Sutherland, 9 Georgia Wareham, 10 Kim Garth, 11 Megan Schutt.

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