India (INDIA WOMENS TEAM) lost to Australia in the semi-final encounter of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on Thursday.
Chasing a target of 173, India reached 167/8 in 20 overs, with Harmanpreet Kaur’s fifty losing by five runs.
The India skipper scored 52 off 34 balls, which included six fours and a maximum. For Australia’s bowling department, D’Arcy Brown and Ashleigh Gardner were in good form, taking two wickets each respectively.
Initially, Beth Mooney was in fine form as she scored a half-century as Australia posted 172/4 in 20 overs.
Mooney scored 54 runs in 37 balls with the help of seven fours and a six. Meanwhile, skipper Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 49 off 34 balls, including four fours and two sixes.
Shikha Pandey was in good bowling form for India and took two wickets, Deepti Sharma and Radha Yadav bagged one wicket each.
Pace back when me and Jamie were batting. We didn’t expect this. Couldn’t have been more unfortunate than the way I got run out. We discussed about fighting till the last ball.
The result didn’t go in our favor but I am happy with the way we played in this tournament. We know we have a good batting line-up even after losing wickets early on. Jamie did a great job today.”
He further added, “It was a pleasure to see those performances. Glad to see him playing his natural game. We dropped those easy catches. We can only learn from these lessons and not repeat the mistakes.”