Alyssa Healy player of the series in Australian T20 victory

Two trophies and a player of the series award were the spoils for Alyssa Healy who says she’s “still learning” as a captain despite leading her team to five wins from six white-ball games after taking over from legendary Meg Lanning.

The shock international retirement of Lanning late in 2023 thrust Healy, who had been doing the job during the former captain’s self-imposed break from the game, in to the role full-time with the multi-format tour of India her first experience as skipper.

A loss in the one-off Test was a shock result for the wold beaters before a return to type when they players put the coloured clothes on, securing a clean sweep of three ODI wins and finishing with two from three in the T20.

With separate trophies on offer, Healy’s luggage will be full after also being named player of the T20 series after finishing with a 38-ball innings of 55 in the final seven-wicket win in Mumbai.

“I am not sure if I deserve this,” Healy said after accepting the award, having made scores of just 26 and eight in the previous two games.

“Our bowlers did a great job. Phoebe Litchfield also.

“The last two games have been clinical. Happy with that. (on bowling) It’s probably the first time in a while that we have used just five bowlers when we have eight.

“Full credit to them, I am still learning the captaincy, they make my job easier. Really lucky to have a bunch of people who know what they are doing.”

Healy became the first Australian and fourth player overall to reach 150 T20 Internationals in the third and final match as she lead the chase for India’s 6-147.

The home team was kept in check by Annabel Sutherland (2-18) and spinner Georgia Wareham (2-24), the latter finishing with five wickets for the T20 series, the most for the Aussies.

AUSTRALIAN TOUR OF INDIA RESULTS

Test match: India won by eight wickets

First ODI: Australia won by six wickets

Second ODI: Australia won by three runs

Third ODI: Australia won by 190 runs

First T20I: India won by nine wickets

Second T20I: Australia won by six wickets

Third T20I: Australia won by seven wickets

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