India v Australia fourth T20


Australia hung on to claim a thrilling seven-point win to clinch the five-game series against India.

But now the team face a nervous wait after skipper and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy injured her calf while batting.

After just spanking on the edge of the sixth, Healy came to a quick stop after taking off for the run.

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She was treated by the physio, but came out of the ground soon after. She took no further part in the match, and Tahlia McGrath acted as captain.

Alyssa Healy grimaces as she hobbles after sustaining a calf injury. (Getty)

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After being sent off, the Australians were effectively 3-70 at the 10 mark, before Elysse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner and Grace Harris hit 118 of the last 10 overs to give India 189 wins.

After throwing a 50-33 in Game 3, Perry threw 72 not just 42 – his upcoming fifty on just 32 balls.

Ellyse Perry hit fifty 32 balls. (Getty)

In response, India soared from the blocks to be 23 in the third when Gardner had Smriti Mandhana caught by Beth Mooney for 16. When Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues fell in successive overs, the Indians were in shock at 3-49.

From there, Harmanpreet Kaur and Davika Vaidya stabilized the ship and threatened to put the girls in blue back in contention, before Alana King collected Kaur for 46 of 30 in the 15th.

But that only brought teenage sensation Richa Ghosh to the box office. And she continued as she did throughout the series.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur cheered on by fans with their telephone torches lit. (Getty)

She hit back-to-back limits and was waived on the 17th. They needed 38 from the final two overs and Ghosh hit six back-to-back, reducing the equation to 20 on the final over.

Megan Schutt was hit for four singles and only the two limits as the Aussies held on to win by seven runs.

“(Healy) is fine, she has a bit of calf strain which is not ideal, but she will be assessed the next day or so and we will see what happens after that,” said the versatile Ashleigh. . Gardner told cricket.com.au.

Alana King celebrates Kaur’s wicket. (Getty)

“(McGrath) was fantastic in that she’s very cool and calm and collected.

“It was quite an important game for her and she did a fantastic job.

“I know most people would probably recognize that when they see her play nothing really bothers her and I guess she was confident in all of our abilities, and we know our games pretty well.”

Australia now hold an unassailable 3-1 lead with one game to play.

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