New Delhi. On the basis of Jemima Rodrigues’ Atishi batting, Team India defeated Pakistan after a close encounter in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 match. At one point it seemed that the match was badly stuck. The defeat of the Indian team was looking very close. Meanwhile, Jemima Rodrigues, who came for batting, changed the gear and snatched the match from Pakistan’s jaws of rain of fours and sixes. In this innings of Jemima, the Virat Kohli connection has also come to the fore.
Jemima Rodrigues saved the shame
When Jemima came for batting, India’s score was 38 runs at the loss of one wicket. Yastika Bhatia was out after scoring 17 runs. Soon Shefali Verma also returned to the dugout after scoring 33 runs. By the time the Indian women’s team reached 93 runs, three batters were out. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur was able to score only 16 runs. Seeing the team in trouble, Jemima took the lead and along with Richa fought hard. After 16 overs, India’s score was 109 runs at the loss of three wickets. India needed 41 runs in the last 24 balls.
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Richa-Jemima’s fiery batting in the end
Nida Dar bowled the 17th over. Richa and Jemima scored a total of 13 runs in this over by hitting one four each. In the next over, Richa hit a hat-trick of fours and hit 14 runs in this over. Now the team needed only 14 runs in 12 balls. Which was easily made by the Indian women’s team.
Formula number-3 of Jemima Virat
Formula number-3 of India is a hit. Earlier Virat Kohli, playing at number-3, had confirmed victory over Pakistan in the T20 World Cup. Now Jemima has also shown this while playing at number-3. In the year 2022, T20 World Cup was played on the soil of Australia. Then in the India-Pakistan match, Team India needed a target of 160 runs to win.
On the lines of Jemima Rodrigues, Virat Kohli also came for batting at number-3. Wickets kept falling at the other end. Virat batted strongly. The role of Richa Ghosh was played by Hardik Pandya in that match. Virat and Hardik took the match to the end. The match, which had completely slipped out of hand, was named after him on the last ball. Virat had played an inning of 82 runs in 53 balls in that match.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : February 13, 2023, 06:00 IST