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Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020: Final, Australia Women vs India Women – Another Mandhana’s fifty in vain, India Women’s collapse and more stats

All the statistical highlights from the 11-run win for Australia Women in a thrilling final.

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The trend of Indian batting collapses in the big matches continued in the Women’s T20I Tri-series final where they lost wickets in a heap from winning situation. Beth Mooney’s unbeaten 71 played a key role in powering Australia Women to 155/6 on a slow track.

India lost three wickets in the first half of the chase but Smriti Mandhana struck 8 fours in the space of 20 deliveries from 8th over. Smriti’s 37-ball 66 brought down the equation to 41 off 35 deliveries. However, her dismissal triggered a collapse as they lost five wickets for 12 runs in 3.3 overs and were eventually bowled out for 144.

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All the statistical highlights from the 11-run win for Australia Women in a thrilling final:

Another collapse in a big game for India:

29 – India Women collapsed from 115/3 to 144/10 as they lost seven runs at the cost of 29 runs in 35 balls. This is the 2nd lowest aggregate by any team for losing their last seven wickets in a final of any T20I tournament. Chile Women went down from 19/2 to 45/10 against Brazil Women during the Final of the South American Women’s Championships. No team in Men’s cricket lost their last seven wickets for less than 30 runs in a T20I tournament final.


Contrasting series for Mandhana and Healy:

216 – Smriti Mandhana’s 216 runs in this tournament are the 2nd most for India Women in a T20I series/tournament. Mithali Raj’s 220 runs during the 2016 Women’s Asia Cup are the most for India Women.


15 – Alyssa Healy aggregated 15 runs in this T20I Tri-series; the fewest by any opener in T20I history (Men/Women) in any series/tournament of 5+ innings. Malaysia’s Yusrina Yaakop scored 16 runs across five innings during the Women’s Asia Cup in 2018. The lowest in Men’s T20Is is 30 runs by Rodrigo Thomas of Canada across the five innings he batted during the 2019 WT20 Americas Region Final tournament.


Mooney and Jonassen set up victory for the hosts:

5/12 – Jess Jonassen’s 5/12 in this match is now the best bowling figures in a final of any T20I tournament. Only two players in T20I cricket (Men/Women) have claimed a 5-wicket in the tournament final. Panna Ghosh took 5/16 against Ireland Women in the 2018 Women’s WT20 qualifier final while Norman Vanua took 5/17 against Vanuatu in the 2019 Pacific Games Men’s Cricket Competition final.


71* – Beth Mooney’s unbeaten 71 is now the joint 3rd highest individual score in a Women’s T20I final. Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 88 against England in the 2018 Women’s T20I Tri-series in India while Mithali Raj scored 73* against Pakistan in the 2016 Asia Cup final. Sanjida Islam also scored 71* during the 2019 Women’s T20 CWC Qualifier Final against Thailand.


Mandhana’s yet another fifty in vain:

6 – Number of fifties of Smriti Mandhana resulting in T20I defeats; the most fifty-plus scores by a player ending on the losing side in Women’s T20I cricket. Bismah Maroof and Stafanie Taylor have five T20I fifties each that came for the losing side.

In Men’s T20Is, Hamilton Masakadza (7), JP Duminy (6), Faf du Plessis (6) and Virat Kohli (6) have had six or more fifty-plus scores resulting in defeats.


4 – Smriti Mandhana’s Four out of seven T20I fifties resulted in defeats while chasing; the most number of fifty-plus scores in unsuccessful T20I chases in Women’s cricket. Mandhana went past Stafanie Taylor’s three half-centuries in three unsuccessful T20I chases.

In Men’s T20I cricket, Kane Williamson also has four fifties in unsuccessful chases while Aaron Finch, David Warner, Virat Kohli and Colin Munro have three such fifties.


Yet another quick-fire fifty by Mandhana:

6 – Smriti Mandhana scored her 6th fifty-plus score at 150+ strike rate in the T20I format. Only three players have as many knocks as Mandhana in this regard in Women’s T20I cricket. Suzie Bates also has six such scores while Sophie Devine has seven 50+ scores at 150+ strike rate.


4 – Smriti now has four fifties from 9 T20I innings against Australia Women; the joint-most 50+ T20I scores by any player against Aussie Women. Sarah Taylor, Stafanie Taylor and Suzie Bates also have four T20I fifties against Australia.


66 – Mandhana’s 66 is now the joint highest score in a T20I final chase in Women’s cricket. Hayley Matthews also scored 66 during the 2016 WT20 final also against Australia.


A youngster debuts in the big final:

16y 137d – Richa Ghosh is now the youngest player to make International debut (Men/Women) in a tournament final. Ireland Women’s Robyn Lewis was also exactly 16 years and 137 days when she made her international debut during the Women’s Qualifier for WT20 2016. No other player made their International debut in a tournament final before turning 19.

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