India fighting Australia in T20 SemifinalAditya DhanrajRewrite these paragraphs, The Indian Women’s side are fighting tooth and nail against Australia in the ongoing semifinal of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 as the side have managed to restrict the defending champions to 172 runs on the board.
Shafali Verma who was present on the field for the team gave a fiery send-off to the star Aussie opener as she caught Beth Mooney at the backward point.The furious reaction came as an act of both aggression and comfort from Shafali Verma as earlier in the game she had dropped the Australian batter in the 10th over of the contest, as the batter went on to score a fifty and provide Australia with the momentum in their inning.
The catch came off just a couple of overs later, this time in the 12th over of the contest as Beth Mooney facing Shikha Pandey looked cramped for room and tried to hit it over Shafali Verma at the point but did not get the needed connection handing the fielder a chance to redeem herself.
India’s chase has taken a major blow already as the side have already lost the wicket of Shafali Verma who departed at a personal score of just 9 runs. While India were trying to recover from the early blow Ashleigh Gardner struck head and centre as she found Smriti Mandhana plumb in front of the stumps to push India down to 23/2 in 3 overs.
India will be looking to build a partnership from this point as the Australian bowlers are looking rampant in the powerplay and losing another wicket here could make the job a lot harder for India.In the ongoing semifinal of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, the Indian Women’s team is putting up a fierce fight against Australia.
So far, they have managed to limit the defending champions to a score of 172 runs.During the game, Shafali Verma, who was on the field for India, caught Beth Mooney at backward point and gave her a fiery send-off. This was an act of both aggression and comfort, as Verma had dropped Mooney earlier in the game, allowing her to score a fifty and give Australia the momentum in their innings.
Verma redeemed herself just a couple of overs later, in the 12th over, when Mooney faced Shikha Pandey and attempted to hit the ball over Verma at point but failed to connect, giving Verma a chance to catch the ball.
However, India’s chase has already suffered a major blow with the loss of Verma, who departed after scoring just 9 runs. To make matters worse, Ashleigh Gardner struck and found Smriti Mandhana plumb in front of the stumps, pushing India down to 23/2 in just three overs.
India will now be hoping to build a solid partnership to recover from these early losses. The Australian bowlers are looking extremely strong in the powerplay, and losing another wicket at this stage could make the job much harder for India.