It was one of the classics, the other night. One of the all-time most bonkers finishes. Australia lost off the last ball of the match, a wicket falling with three runs needed, then won off the last ball of the match after the former last ball of the match was deemed a no-ball. But it wasn’t just about that, it was about putting together one of the biggest chases ever to win by an Australian women’s team. It was about being behind the pace all night but staying in touch. It was about the hard running work that reined in a climbing required run rate even without boundaries being possible. And it was about a world record winning streak in the format that stayed alive and reached 26 in a row.
Today comes the third and final one-day match in this multiformat series, with a Test and three T20s to come. It seems reasonable that it might be a bit quieter than Friday’s game, like there might be a letdown from that height. But who knows? Maybe it will be even better.