New Delhi. The Indian women’s team lost yet another close encounter in the World Cup. In the first semi-final of the T20 World Cup, Australia defeated the Indian team by 5 runs on Thursday night. At one time the Indian team seemed to be heading towards victory, but the match turned upside down as soon as Harmanpreet Kaur was run out. Australia defeated India in the 2020 T20 World Cup final as well. Captain Harmanpreet was seen wearing glasses after the match. He could not believe the defeat of the team. On the other hand, Australia made it to the title match of the T20 World Cup for a record 7th time.
Before the Indian women’s team, the Indian men’s team also came close to the title in 2019, when they lost to New Zealand in the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup. This match proved to be the last international match of former veteran MS Dhoni and later he retired. The Indian women’s team has not won the World Cup title yet. On the other hand, the Indian men’s team has also not been able to win any World Cup trophy after 2011.
run out turned the match
Earlier in 2019, chasing the target of 240 runs in the last-4 match, the Indian team had a very poor start. The team had lost 3 wickets for 5 runs. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and KL Rahul all scored one run each. After this, MS Dhoni showed a strong struggle by scoring 50 and Ravindra Jadeja scored 77 runs, but the whole team was finally all out after scoring 221 runs. In this way New Zealand won by 18 runs. Dhoni’s run out turned the match.
Talking about the semi-finals of the women’s team, Australia had scored 172 runs for 4 wickets while playing first. In response, the Indian team had lost 3 wickets for 28 runs. After this Jemima Rodriguez and captain Harmanpreet Kaur handled the team by adding 69 runs for the fourth wicket. Jemima was caught out after scoring 43 runs. After this Harmanpreet Kaur was unfortunately run out on the score of 133 runs. He scored 52 runs. In the end, the Indian team could only manage 167 runs for 8 wickets. The record of 33-year-old Harmanpreet has been excellent against Australia.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 24, 2023, 06:42 IST