Cricket / t20 world cup
Excellent start by Indian women Cricket Team in ICC T20 World Cup by beating new Zealand and pakistan
In a stage group Indian women cricket team defeated new Zealand and then Pakistan and so they are top at the point table in group A. Against new Zealand Indian top order devasted suddenly by lossing 3 wickets under power play and pressure was on now Indian skipper harmanpreet kaur and Jeminah Rodrigues. They both made a 100+ partnership to give a huge target of 194 runs which was looking a mountain for new Zealand. India opened a new opener as Taniya Bhatiya and she did not give a good start for Team India. Smriti Mandana a great opener for Team India also got out for scoring just 2 runs in 7 balls on the bowling of Tahuhu and so team India want a good partnership to remain in the match and so Indian skipper harmanpreet kaur and Jeminah Rodrigues give a team new Zealand a decent total. Harmanpreet kaur scored 103 runs in 51 balls at the strike rate of 200 which was record for Team India. It was the 1st century for harmanpreet kaur in T20 world cup. with the support from Jeminah Rodrigues Indian women cricket team scored 194 runs and give a target of 195 runs for new Zealand. Poonam yadav who took 3 wickets by giving just 33 runs in 4 overs which help team India to restrict new Zealand under 190 and give team India a victory. Against Pakistan he took 2 wicket by giving only 22 runs which helped team India that Pakistan cannot give a huge total for Team India and so Pakistan scored 133 runs by losing of 7 wickets. Dayalan Hemalatha who took 3 wickets against new Zealand also take 2 wickets against Pakistan to give team India a good victory and also a good start for the world cup. After having a target of 195 runs new Zealand opener give a good start for Team and so pressure was on Indian women bowler and Anna Paterson was out for scoring just 14 runs of 12 balls and then no one able to score a good runs and Indian women were taking wickets. Suzie Bates scored 67 runs in 50 balls which helped newzealand to reached near the total but unfortunately she cannot give a victory and she out on bowling on Arundhati reddy bowling. Mithali Raj who does not opened the innings for Team India in first T20 against new Zealand and so opener were collapsed and so skipper harmanpreet kaur gave a mithali Raj to pened the innings with smriti mandana and so they made 50 runs partnership and give team India a easy victory against Pakistan. Mithali Raj appointed as man of the match for his brilliant innings in 2nd T20 against Pakistan. Bismah Maroof and Nida dar innings goes in vain as they did not able to take team a victory. Indian women cricket team got a good start in ICC T20 world cup by defeating new Zealand by 34 runs and winning the match by 7 wickets agaisnt Pakistan. Upcoming match is on 15 and 17 November against Ireland and australia. Indian women team is hot favourite to qualify for final match after winning semi final match.
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