The Indian Women’s cricket team locked horns with the Australian Women’s cricket team in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup, but the results didn’t favor the women in blues, and they got knocked out of the tournament eventually. Though it was a close encounter to witness, and the Indian women fought till last, but the last laugh shined in the face of the Aussies as they defeated their opponents by a marginal five runs.
The Australian women primarily started the match with dominance, with both the openers, including Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney, giving a good start to their team and Meg Lanning and Ashleigh Gardener handling the business henceforth. With their decent batting performance, they created a good total on the board, which was 172, by losing only four wickets.
The Indian women were struggling at their time, as both the openers, including Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana, got out soon, followed by Yastika Bhatia. The job was on the shoulders of the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues, and they both played their part well, scoring 43 of 24 and 52 of 34, respectively. However, Kaur’s terrible luck got her run out, and since then, India seemed to be losing grip on the match, and that eventually resulted in their defeat.
Deepti Sharma tried hard to get India past the victory line
Though Deepti Sharma tried to get India past the victory line as she was looking good with her decent score of 20 of 17 balls, the Australian bowlers made sure that the victory crown got on their heads. Like their batting, they’re good at bowling and fielding too, and they were awarded for the same. Ashleigh Gardener was awarded the man of the match prize for her speedy innings, taking two wickets and also dismissing the Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur via run out.