The Indian eves suffered their third successive defeat in the ongoing triangular T20I series as the Australia women team outclassed the women in blue by 36 runs at the Brabourne Stadium, here on Monday.
Put into bat, Australia set India a challenging target of 186 for five, courtesy the two half centuries by Beth Mooney (71) and Elyse Villani (61).
For India, medium pacer Pooja Vastrakar bagged couple of wickets for 28 runs while POonam Yadav, Radha Yadav and Jhulan Goswami bagged one wicket apiece.
In reply, India was restricted to 150 for 5 in 20 overs as pacer Megan Schutt (3-31) took a hat-trick and dismantled the hosts batting line-up.
Opener Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur and Anuja Patil contributed with 50, 33 and 38 runs respectively, which was however, not enough to guide India home.
Brief Scores: Australia Women 186/5 in 20 overs (Beth Mooney 71, Elyse Villani 61, Pooja Vastrakar 2-28) bt India Women 150/5 in 20 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 50, Anuja Patil 38 not out, Megan Schutt 3-31) by 36 runs.