We weren't able to stop Australia: Harmanpreet Kaur 

image-lbx3fcwfIndia lost the T20I series 4-1 [Source: Twitter]

The Australian Women's team muscled themselves out of trouble in the fifth and final T20I last evening to register a thumping 4-1 T20I series win over hosts India. Harmanpreet Kaur, after winning yet another toss, opted to chase, which saw Australia's top-order get reduced to 72 for 4 midway, however, Ashleigh Gardner (66*) and Grace Harris (64*) had other plans.

The pair slammed 124 in their last 10 overs to take Australia's total to a mammoth 196 for 4. In reply, the Indian team succumbed to the pressure and lost wickets at regular intervals. Heather Graham's four-for included a hat-trick as well. 

Kaur, speaking in the post-match presentation, accepted that Australia outpowered them and learned a lot about power-hitting from their opponents.  

“I think we were really good in the first 10-12 overs. We know the kind of power they have in their game, unfortunately we weren't able to stop them. Lots of learnings for us. We knew the type of cricket they play, happy to have improved though in a lot of areas. Lot of things we learnt from them, the way they were clearing the boundaries - that's something we'd like to bring in.”

The 33-year-old also revealed that India's biggest takeaway from this series was self-belief within the team.

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