Australia Women’s Tri-Nation T20I Series, 2020: Match 5, Australia Women vs India Women – India's record chase, Gardner's big knock, Mandhana's fifty and more stats

All the statistical highlights from India Women’s record chase against Australia.

Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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Sampath Bandarupalli

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India Women kept themselves alive in qualifying for the final of the Tri-Nation T20I series with a record chase against the mighty Australia Women. Ashleigh Gardner smashed 93 from only 57 deliveries with 11 fours and three sixes to help the hosts finish with 173/5.

Shafali Verma’s aggressive knock of 49 from 48 balls set up the chase for Indians who added 70 runs in the first six overs. Smriti Mandhana played anchor role with a 48-ball 55 as India completed the run-chase with two balls to spare.

All the statistical highlights from India Women’s record chase against Australia:

India’s biggest T20I chase:

174 – India Women’s 174-run chase in this match is their highest successful chase in T20I cricket surpassing the 165-run chase during 2018 Potchefstroom T20I against South Africa. Overall, this is the 3rd highest successful run-chase by any team in Women’s T20I cricket.

England Women chased down 199 against India during the 2018 Tri-Nation T20I series and also chased 179 against Australia during the 2017-18 Women’s Ashes in Canberra.

Harmanpreet – The finisher:

13 – Harmanpreet Kaur remained unbeaten in 13 successful T20I chases; the joint-most times a player remained unbeaten in successful Women’s T20I chases. Harmanpreet shares the record alongside West Indies’ Deandra Dottin.

A big knock against India:

93 – Ashleigh Gardner’s 93-run knock is now the 2nd highest individual T20I score by a player against India Women. Danielle Wyatt struck 124 in only 64 balls during the 2018 Tri-Nation T20I series match against the Indian team while chasing 199.

Mandhana stars with a fifty:

3 – Number of fifties for Smriti Mandhana in the T20I format against Australia Women. She is the first player with three fifties in AUS-IND Women’s T20Is. Jess Duffin and Alyssa Healy have two fifties apiece in Women’s T20Is between Australia and India.

6 – Smriti Mandhana has scored six half-centuries while chasing in T20Is as an opener. Only Suzie Bates (8) and Stafanie Taylor (8) scored more fifties as openers in Women’s T20I chases. Alyssa Healy and Lizelle Lee also struck six fifties apiece in the Women’s T20I chases while opening the innings.

Lanning goes past Edwards:

2618 – Runs scored by Meg Lanning in the T20I format; the 3rd most by any player in Women’s T20Is behind Suzie Bates (3125) and Stafanie Taylor (2900). Lanning went past Charlotte Edwards’ tally of 2605 runs during this match.

Australia recover after an early setback:

173/5 – Australia Women’s total of 173/5 is the 2nd highest total in Women’s T20Is where a team lost their first wicket at score of 0. Alyssa Healy was dismissed on the 3rd ball of Australian innings.

During the 2007 Taunton T20I, the England Women posted 180/5 against South African Women from being 0/1 after the 2nd ball of the game.

Schutt and Radha continue their streaks:

21 – Megan Schutt now has picked up a wicket in each of the previous 21 T20I matches; the longest such streak for a player in Women’s T20I cricket. Radha Yadav has got the second biggest streak of taking a wicket in most consecutive innings in this format as the left-arm spinner has claimed at least one wicket in each of her last 20 T20Is.