Eden Park, Auckland (NZ)
Team India gave a very tough fight to the Australian Women’s Cricket Team in the fifth match of their ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 campaign at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, which was captained by Mithali Raj.
However, the high score of 277, which was posed by the Indian Cricket Team, could not be defended as Meg Lanning played a captain’s knock, scoring a brilliant 97 off 107 balls to take her team to a straight fifth win and thereby becoming the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of this World Cup.
As the opening pair of Alyssa Healy and Rachael Haynes added 121 before it was broken by Sneha Rana, Australia was up to the task from the very start of their chase.
India attempted a comeback by taking two consecutive wickets, but a 103-run stand between Lanning and Ellyse fell apart.there was a rain break and after that India bowled tight overs and removed Perry and then Lanning to get the game to the last over with 8 runs needed from it.
Scoring a four, a double and another four Beth Mooney won the game in the first three balls, when Jhulan Goswami was given the ball. team scored 277/7 earlier in the day after being put to bat first.
The 130 run partnership between captain Mithali Raj (68) and Yastika Bhatia (59) helped the Indian team get going, but after the partnership, the Indian team, at one point, was struggling at 213-6 before Harmanpreet Kaur (57) and Pooja Vastrakar (34) added a crucial 64 off just 47 balls to take India to 277. Darcie Brown took three wickets for Australia and she finished with figures of 3/30 in her eight overs.
Published By :- Tarsem Singh
Edited By :- Khushi Thakur