Friday 23 March 2012 

Goswami And Sharma Seal Victory For India

Goswami And Sharma Seal Victory For India
Goswami And Sharma Seal Victory For India
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India Women 92-2 (Sharma 55no) beat
Australia Women 89 (Goswami 5-11) by 8 wickets
Fifth Twenty20 International, Visakhapatnam

Jhulan Goswami returned figures of five for 11 as India Women picked up an eight-wicket victory over Australia Women in the fifth and final Twenty20 International in Visakhapatnam.

Australia, who had won all three One-Day Internationals and the first four Twenty20s, were bowled out for 89 and India then reached 92 for two in 14.3 overs.

Goswami dismissed Alyssa Healy (5), Lisa Sthalekar (2), Ellyse Perry (1), Erin Osborne (0) and Sharon Millanta (0) as India waited until the final opportunity to produce their finest performance of the series.

Leah Poulton (30), Alex Blackwell (20) and Jodie Fields (10) were the only players to reach double figures.

Amita Sharma then scored an unbeaten 55 in 47 balls, hitting nine fours, to lead India to victory.

Poonam Raut made 16 and Harmanpreet Kaur scored nine in support of Sharma while Mithali Raj was unbeaten on four.

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