Semi-final, shirt number 7, skipper is up, Harmanpreet reminds Dhoni – News 24 Hours
Cape Town: In the match, India is impressed. Only 40 runs needed for victory in 32 balls. 6 wickets in hand. Most importantly, Harmanpreet Kaur is hitting at a fast pace. The fans assumed that India would finally beat Australia. And therein lies the flip side of the game.
A run-out changed the color of the game. Harmanpreet was finished. From there the turn of the game turned. In the end, India was eliminated from the T20 World Cup after losing by just 5 points.
Many compare Harmanpreet’s run-out to MS Dhoni’s run-out. ODI World Cup 2019. That too was the semifinal. Mahi was exhausted in the game against New Zealand. That wicket prevented India from advancing to the next round. Eventually Yes. India’s farewell bell rang as soon as Dhoni returned. Just as Harmanpreet returned on Thursday, India’s lamp of hope went out.
Most importantly, like Dhoni, Harmanpreet also plays in the number seven jersey. Harmanpreet’s Cape Town run-out went viral on social media, the number seven shirt and the captain’s run-out, India’s nightmare match at the World Cup. The meme spread among netizens.
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India’s fight in the T20 World Cup semifinal was not an easy one. The heavyweight contender had to be under pressure from the start. Beth Mooney and Meg Lanning stepped up the pressure from Team India. A flurry of batting from the two Aussie stars left the Indian bowling in a shambles. Batting first, Australia made 172/4.
But India fought back. Chasing the target of 173 runs, Team India did not start well. 3 wickets away for just 28 runs. Jemaima Rodriguez and Harmanpreet Kaur started fighting back from there. Jemaima returned with a catch behind the wicket after scoring 43 runs off 24 balls. But Harmanpreet did not give up. Harmanpreet completed his half-century with 32 balls.
But with 40 runs left in 32 balls, Harmanpreet was exhausted. Then Richa Ghosh also returned (14 runs from 17 balls). In the end, India was stuck at 167/8 in 20 overs. India lost their dream by losing to Australia by 5 points.
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