To beat the best, you need to be the best - Anonymous. We all love a good underdog story in sport, but these Australian eves are making the world stop believing in fairytales. Winning seems to be an addiction for them, decimating opponents their biggest drug. Perhaps the world is always going to be playing catch-up to them, because to beat the best, you need to be the best. For now, all we can do is sit back and enjoy one of the dominant sides in sporting history in all their glory. We’ll be back for the T20I series next, but for now this is Saurabh Shankar, signing off on behalf of Abhinav Guha and Mukesh.
Alyssa Healy lifts the trophy and walks over towards the rest of the team for some photographs. Not too many animated celebrations, just some beaming smiles for the cameras, almost as if they expected to be standing for these photos even before boarding that flight to India. A 9th consecutive ODI series win for Australia over India, the sign of sheer dominance.
Alyssa Healy: We'll take this, 3-0 win. Three T20s to go, we'll see how we do in that. We want to continue to maintain our standards, we weren't too thrilled with our fielding in the first game, but we came out with a point to prove after that. (On Litchfield) At 20 years of age, what an unbelievable talent. 2 hundreds already makes for scary stats. She's the self proclaimed best fielder in the team, and today she proved why. For me, to watch her bat from the other end is truly special. I am very blessed to have so many options with the ball, and everytime someone sticks their hand up to get the job done for Australia.
Pheobe Litchfield | Player of the Match and Player of the Series: It is a team effort, but pretty cool to get these awards. I think I've learnt from each innings. First 2 innings were a challenge, and I took notes from that and got a bit lucky today, but I believe I played well. It is about assessing conditions as early as possible, and just adapting to the turn. (On the catches) When it sticks, it looks pretty cool. I practice them in training, and it is also instinct at the end of the day. Winning all three ODIs is a great thing for our team, especially after losing the Test.
Harmanpreet Kaur: I think the ODI series didn't go well, we tried our best. Some of them performed well and some of us need to think of how we can do better. When we are playing red ball, we have a lot of time to think and execute. But in white ball, you don't have that kind of time. We are doing a lot of hardwork, but now we need to focus on T20s and take a few positives from this series. The youngsters, Shreyanka and all, have been chipping in and performing really well. That's one of the positives. We always discuss about the Australian fielding, because skill wise we believe we are really close. Fielding is something that has been bothering us, and we need to think about that and do well in the future.
Alana King: Absolutely stoked. We knew winning the series 3-0 would be very tough, very happy with this win. Beth has caught a few many, so this one I’ll give it to Tahlia. They set the game beautifully, the middle order played a crucial role but we could capitalize a big partnership. The top order set it and Wareham and I could come out there and have a bit of fun. I would give our team performance a 10, but you should actually ask the fielding coach today.
20:00 Local Time, 14:30 GMT, 20:00 IST: Revenge is a dish best served cold. And the Aussies have served it up absolutely frigid after losing the solitary Test match earlier in the series. A comprehensive 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series, culminating in this 190 run win is a sign of just how dominant the world champions are and have been. A mismatch today as Australia got an opening partnership of 189, and Pheobe Litchfield continued her purple patch with a superb century. They also got contributions from Gardner, Sutherland and Alana King to finish at 338 - their highest score in an ODI against India. In reply, the chase never got going as Yastika was out early, and Smriti couldn't capitalise on a good start. The target was stiff and the Indians played too many dot balls at the start of their innings, going nowhere with the chase. Nobody in the XI could really build an innings, as everyone except Kim Garth got amongst the wickets. There were also four spectacular catches that would make the highlights reels for most Youtube montages. Alana King, Litchfield, McGrath and then Mooney - all making the fielding coach proud. A dominant performance in the end, hang around for the presentations.
Wareham to Mannat Kashyap, out Caught by Mooney!! All over!! Wareham pushes it quicker just outside off, Kashyap tries to play it off the backfoot but the ball arrives quicker than expected. Takes an edge and goes quickly and low to the left of first slip. Beth Mooney leaps forward and gets fingertips under before the ball could hit the ground. A fourth blinder of a catch for this innings. Australia win by 190 runs and take the series 3-0. Mannat Kashyap c Mooney b Wareham 8(15) [4s-1]
Wareham to Mannat Kashyap, THATS OUT!! Caught!!
Wareham to Mannat Kashyap, no run, flighted up delivery, defended
Wareham to Mannat Kashyap, 2 runs, flat and skids onto off stump, Kashyap with a very late and prudent KL Rahulesque late cut behind square for a couple of runs. Australia review this just to check if the ball thudded onto the pad first, it did strike the back pad first but outside the line of off
Wareham to Mannat Kashyap, no run, googly at the stumps, Kashyap defends off her backfoot
Georgia Wareham [6.0-0-21-2] is back into the attack
Sutherland to Deepti Sharma, no run, pitched up on off, driven to extra cover
Sutherland to Mannat Kashyap, 1 run, short and wide, Kashyap hacks it in the air but gets it beyond the reach of McGrath who was running to her left from mid-off
Sutherland to Mannat Kashyap, no run, pace off and length, Kashyap turns it leg side
Sutherland to Mannat Kashyap, no run, very full on middle stump, pushed out towards the point fielder
Sutherland to Mannat Kashyap, no run, right in the blockhole from Sutherland, dug out
Sutherland to Mannat Kashyap, no run, full and slants onto the pads as Kashyap fails to tuck it away
Drinks are on the field now