The Indian team was defeated by five runs in the semi-final match. Australia has entered the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup for the 7th time in a row.
Indian team lost in the semi-final
India’s dream of reaching the final match of the Women’s T20 World Cup has remained incomplete. India was narrowly defeated in the semi-final match. Australia reached the final with a 5-run victory in an exciting match. After a bad start, India looked like the match was slipping away, but captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemima Rodriguez played a fighting innings to keep the team in the match till the end. India fought till the end.
The Indian bowlers were not able to keep the Australians in check. However, mistakes were also made in fielding before batting, which became one of the major reasons for the defeat. The Indian team was being considered as a contender to become the champion this time. The dream that the Indian fans were dreaming of was shattered.
Here are 5 main reasons for India’s defeat
Bad Fielding: Fielding is the biggest reason for Indian team’s defeat. With that, Australia was able to make a big target against India. India dropped 3 catches including Lanning and Beth Mooney. Which proved to be very costly for India. Both played a big innings against India in an aggressive manner. India had to suffer the loss of Australia’s brilliant fielding against this.
Top Order Flop: Indian team’s mischievous batsman Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana were quickly dismissed. Mandhana lost his wicket by scoring 2 and Shefali 9 runs. Yastika Bhatia also returned to the pavilion cheaply.