23 Feb 2023

ICC Women's T20 World Cup: India Fails To Make It To Final; 69 Run Partnership Between Harmanpreet & Rodrigues Goes In Vain

Cape Town: The Indian team had to face defeat in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, losing to Australia in the Semifinal. With this defeat, India's dream of becoming champion for the first time remained incomplete. The Indian team was defeated by 5-time champions Australia by 5 runs.

Chasing a target of 173 runs, India reached 167/8 in 20 overs, with Harmanpreet Kaur's half-century going in vain, losing by five runs. 

Australia scored 172 runs after winning the toss and batting at the Newlands ground in Cape Town. Beth Mooney scored the highest innings of 54 runs for her side. Captain Meg Lanning scored 49 not out.

Shikha Pandey took two wickets for India. Deepti Sharma and Radha Yadav got one wicket each. 

In reply, the Indian team could score only 167 runs in 20 overs. Captain Harmanpreet scored the highest 52 runs for his side. Jemimah Rodrigues got out after scoring 43 runs. There was a partnership of 69 runs between the two off 41 balls.

For Australia, Darcie Brown and Ashleigh Gardner were in good form and took two wickets each.

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