New Delhi. Under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian women’s team failed to win another big match. In the first semi-final of T20 World Cup (IND vs AUS), Australia defeated India by 5 runs in a close match. In the match, Australia scored 172 runs while playing first. In response, the Indian team could only score 167 runs. Harmanpreet Kaur scored a half-century, but her run out proved to be the turning point of the match. Australia has won the T20 World Cup title the most 5 times and made it to the title match for a record 7th time. Today there is a clash between England and South Africa in the second semi-final.
18 runs were scored in the 20th over of the Australian innings. Due to this the Kangaroo team could score more than 170. Talking about the last over of Renuka Singh, Australian captain Meg Lanning hit a six on the first ball and a four on the second ball. No run scored on the third ball. One run was scored on the 4th and 5th balls. Lanning hit a six on the last ball. Lanning remained unbeaten after scoring 49 runs off 34 balls. Hit 4 fours and 2 sixes.
The rhythm was spoiled due to Zaheer
Earlier in 2003 Men’s ODI World Cup, Australia defeated India by 125 runs in the final. In the match, Australia scored 359 runs for 2 wickets while playing first. In response, the Indian team could score only 234 runs. Talking about the Australian innings, the first over was bowled by fast bowler Zaheer Khan and he scored 15 runs. Due to this the rhythm of the team was spoiled. In the match, he had given 67 runs in 7 overs and he did not get a single wicket.
Talking about the match, Renuka Singh gave 41 runs in 4 overs and did not get any wicket. She was the highest wicket-taker for India in the tournament. He got 7 wickets. Talking about the 2003 World Cup, left-arm fast bowler Zaheer Khan took the maximum 18 wickets from the Indian team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 24, 2023, 08:47 IST