The Indian team suffered a narrow 5-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. The turning point of the match was run out of captain Harmanpreet Kaur. The Indian captain angrily threw the bat on the ground.
The Indian women’s cricket team’s desire to win the World Cup title for the first time was shattered once again on Thursday. Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team suffered a narrow 5-run defeat at the hands of Australia in the semi-final match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023.
Australia batted first and scored 172 runs losing 4 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Indian team could score 167 runs losing 8 wickets in 20 overs.
The turning point of the Indian team’s defeat was run out of captain Harmanpreet Kaur. Very unfortunate run out for the Indian skipper. In the 15th over of the Indian innings, Harmanpreet Kaur played a sweep shot off Georgia Wareham and ran for two runs.
By the time the throw of the fielder at deep square leg reached the wicketkeeper, Harmanpreet Kaur would have easily reached the crease. But this did not happen.
While completing the second run, Harmanpreet Kaur was going to rub her bat on the ground, when her bat got stuck on the ground. Harmanpreet Kaur had both her feet in the air and wicket-keeper Alyssa Healy made no mistake and scattered the wickets. The manner in which the Indian captain got out was not even imagined by anyone. The facial expressions of the Indian team’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana were also caught on camera, she looked completely stunned.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s displeasure was clearly visible on her face while returning to the dugout. She could not control herself and threw her bat in anger on the middle ground. The Indian captain scored 52 runs in 34 balls with the help of six fours and a six. For the Indian team, Deepti Sharma made a strong effort in the end. Australia entered the final of the T20 World Cup for the seventh time.