India A Women eye clean sweep against Australia A women

India A Women will look to complete a 3-0 clean sweep when the side clashes against Australia A Women in the third and final T20 on Friday.

Mithali Raj struck an unbeaten century to guide India A women to a 28-run victory in the second T20. (FILE PHOTO)   -  Getty Images

Having taken an unassailable 2-0 lead, India A women will aim to complete a clean sweep when the side takes in the Australia A women team in the third and final T20 match here Friday.

The India A women's team rode on Mithali Raj's unbeaten century to register a 28-run victory in the second T20 on Wednesday.

2nd T20 report: Mithali hits century to help India A women clinch series

The match, only of academic interest, also provides an opportunity for the other batters like Jemimah Rodrigues, Anuja Patil, D. Hemalatha, who haven’t fired yet, to get runs under their belt.

Smriti Mandhana, who notched up a half-century in the first match before a rare failure in the next, will be eager to continue her form before heading to the World T20 competition.

With the series already bagged, the team management may even consider fielding a few younger players.


India A: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Tanya Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, D Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar and Arundhati Reddy.

Australia A: Samantha Bates, Maitlan Brown, Lauren Cheatle, Piepa Cleary, Josephine Dooley, Heather Graham, Sammy Jo Johnson, Tahlia McGrath, Chloe Piparo, Georgia Redmayne, Naomi Stalenberg, Molly Strano, Belinda Vakarewa and Amanda-Jade Wellington.


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