Women's cricket : Australia A complete clean sweep, win 3rd ODI
Women's cricket : Australia A complete clean sweep, win 3rd ODI

Mumbai: The Australia A Women completed a 3-0 sweep against India A Women by beating the latter by five wickets in the third One-Day International here Friday. 

The clash was a dead rubber as Australia A had taken an inaccessible 2-0 lead after beating the hosts in the the first two ODIs by 91 runs and four wickets respectively. 

Choosing to bat, skipper Punam Raut led from the front with a 98-run knock from 123 balls as the hosts managed to put 254/8 in the allotted 50 overs. 

Raut was in a class of her own as she hit 16 boundaries at the Mumbai Cricket Association's Bandra-Kurla Complex facility. 

But, once again, she ran out of partners at the other end. Mona Meshram (57) too played her part to perfection while wicket-keeper Sushma Verma remained unbeaten on 40 to steer the home side beyond the 250-run mark. 

For the visitors, Amanda Jade Wellington returned with fine figures of 3-59. 

But Australian opener Georgia Redmayne laid the foundation of the win with her 123-ball 98. 

She missed a deserving hundred, but when the left-handed batter departed, she had made sure that her side was nearly home. 

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