India Women on Sunday defeated Australia by 2 wickets in the third and final ODI at Mackay to end the 26-match unbeaten streak of the Meg Lanning-led team. Chasing a target of 265 runs, India needed 4 in the final over as Jhulan Goswami stepped down the ground to finish the match with a boundary.
India had suffered a heartbreak loss in the second ODI after failing to defend three off the last ball. A controversial no ball call from the umpire had seen the Aussies win on the final delivery of the match. The win for India also means end of Australia 26-match unbeaten run in the format.
Shafali Verma and Yastika Bhatia scored a fifty each for India after Jhulan Goswami and Pooja Vastrakar picked three wickets a piece to restrict Australia to 264/9 in 50 overs.
WHAT A GAME!
#TeamIndia wins the 3rd ODI by 2 wickets after a thrilling chase and with it end Australia’s marathon 26-match unbeaten streak. 👏🇮🇳👏#WasimJaffer #TeamIndia #INDIANWOMEN #IndvAus pic.twitter.com/AxmY7w3PzH— SportsCafe (@IndiaSportscafe) September 26, 2021
YES, WE WON!
Straight down the ground!!— Geofinn_12🦁 (@12Geofinn) September 26, 2021
Jhulan Goswami finishes off in style!!
She does this time with bat after missimg last time with ball
Indian Women won by 2 wkts!!#AUSWvINDW #IndvAus #Jhulangoswami pic.twitter.com/hzyydBBAJt
AGE IS JUST A NUMBER!
Absolute thriller, India ended Aussies 26 Matches Streak... 👏👏— Praneet Samaiya (@praneetsamaiya) September 26, 2021
The series could have been 2-1 in India's favor if there had been DRS & that inconclusive NO BALL in 2nd ODI#INDvsAUS #INDvAus #AUSvsIND #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/ySwRj6qj05