Australia recovers from ‘ball of the century’ contender to claim series win over India

Tahlia McGrath scrapped then steered Australia to a nail-biting series win over India, but the decisive match may well be remembered for throwing up a contender for ball of the century.

McGrath was the cool head the Aussie’s needed as she hit an unbeaten 42 in just her second T20 international as Australia won the second of two T20’s and secure a thrilling multi-format series victory against India.

Set just 119 runs to win on the Gold Coast, Alyssa Healy was the first to fall as Australia began their chase but there was absolutely nothing the veteran wicketkeeper could have done to prevent it. Shikha Pandey hit the pitch short of a length and well outside of off, but somehow the ball swung back in to beat the inside edge and take the top of off stump.

Healy walked off shaking her head, as did the rest of the cricket world.

Despite the modest target, Australia’s chase wobbled following the dismissals of Meg Lanning, Ashleigh Gardner and Ellyse Perry.

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