Australia beat India by 11 hurries to win the last of the ladies’ Twenty20 tri-arrangement in Melbourne.
Beth Mooney hit an unbeaten 71 from 54 balls before Rachael Haynes made 18 off seven balls to push the hosts to 155-6. Smriti Mandhana answered with 66 from only 37 balls as India moved to inside 41 runs of triumph with 35 balls and seven wickets remaining.
Yet, Jess Jonassen guaranteed 5-12 as India crumbled to 144 hard and fast, losing their last seven wickets for only 29 runs. Left-arm spinner Jonassen was named player of the match while Mooney got the player of the arrangement grant, having likewise hit half-hundreds of years in two of Australia’s three gathering games.
Triumph established Australia’s status as top choices to win the ladies’ T20 World Cup, which starts in Sydney on 21 February.
The hosts decided to bat subsequent to winning the hurl and regardless of losing Alyssa Healy (4) in the first finished, Mooney drove the recuperation with Ashleigh Gardner and skipper Meg Lanning.
The two of them made 26, helping Australia to 107-2, preceding Haynes’ quickfire commitment took them past the 150 imprints. In spite of the fact that India lost Shafali Verma (10) in the second over of their answer, by the fifteenth they had got themselves in a solid situation at 115-3.
In any case, Nicola Carey made a wonderful catch off Megan Schutt to reject Mandhana and that started the breakdown, with Jonassen expelling India chief Harmanpreet Kaur and Arundhati Reddy in the accompanying over.
Having been disposed of from the tri-arrangement on net run-rate following their 16-show destruction to Australia in the last gathering game, England proceeded with their arrangements for the T20 World Cup by beating a Cricket Australia XI by 29 runs.
Wicketkeeper Amy Jones, who had made just 21 runs from four innings in the tri-arrangement, top-scored with 75 from 53 balls, while in-structure captain Heather Knight included 39 as England posted 159-5 from their 20 overs.
Seamer Anya Shrubsole then took 3-31 as the CA XI completed well short on 130-6.
Britain currently have two warm-up games in Adelaide against New Zealand (16 February) and Sri Lanka (18 February) before starting their World Cup battle against South Africa in Perth on 23 February.