Women’s World Cup: Australia made record run chase, India’s path to semi-finals difficult

Auckland | Women’s World Cup : Australia created history by defeating India in the Women’s ODI World Cup. This run chase by Australia was the biggest run chase in women’s cricket so far. Due to this, India had to face defeat by six wickets. Let us also tell here that with this victory, Australia has ensured its semi-final place. Earlier, India batted well and scored 277 runs. In this, captain Mithali Raj scored 68 runs in 96 balls and Yastika Bhatia scored 59 runs in 83 balls. At the same time, Haranpreet Kaur also scored an unbeaten 57 runs in 47 balls. India had given a target of 278 runs to Australia for the loss of 7 wickets.

Australia registered its fifth consecutive win

Women’s World Cup : No team in the history of the tournament could chase down such a huge target but Australia’s fine form and the Meg Lanning-led side registered their fifth win in five matches on a pitch favored by the Eden Park batting. Openers Alyssa Healy (72 off 65 balls) and Rachael Haynes (43 off 52 balls) put on a 121 run partnership to give Australia a quick start. After which Captain Lanning (97 runs in 107 balls) took the team closer to victory. Jhulan Goswami had to defend eight runs in the last over but Beth Mooney (30 not out off 20 balls) gave the team victory in the first three balls.

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The road to the semi-finals was difficult

Women’s World Cup : This defeat has made it difficult for India to reach the semi-finals. India had to face the third defeat in five matches. The runners-up team of the 2017 edition will now take on South Africa and Bangladesh in their remaining league matches. While batting was a matter of concern for India before the match, in contrast, Australia chased down this challenging target with ease, although their bowlers will have to give a lot of thought to their performance.

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Rushabh Kothari

Senior Journalist at Youthistaan.
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