India vs Australia Women’s World Cup Semi-final: Five articulate points from India’s win


Harmanpreet Kaur scored 171 runs for India. (Source: Reuters)

Harmanpreet Kaur was is such a mortal mood on Thursday that she was indignant during Deepti Sharma. Even after reaching her century off usually 90 balls, she did not celebrate. She threw her helmet and gloves on a belligerent and was cheering during her partner. She was not happy that she had no concentration on a game. Deepti usually looked down. Later, Harmanpreet put her arm around Deepti and with patience sorted things out.

This was not a usually articulate points of India’s 36-run win over fortifying champions Australia in a semi-final of a ICC Women’s World Cup during Derby. India done it to their second World Cup final ever and will now face England during Lord’s on Sunday.

Raj and Kaur: At one theatre in her innings, Harmanpreet was scoring a run each 4 balls. There were no bounds and her partner Mithali Raj was doing a same. No discerning runs. The compare had been condensed to 42 overs per side and India indispensable a good aim opposite a strong Australia. After dual early wickets, India need to reconstruct though Raj and Kaur common a 66-run mount from 94 balls.

The turnaround: Harmanpreet scoring settlement went like this: Her initial fifty came in 60 balls. From 51 to 100, she took usually 30 balls and from 101 to 150 she took usually 17 balls. In her dominant innings of 171, Harmanpreet strike 20 fours and 7 sixes. India accelerated and how. Her 115-ball 171 carried India to 281 for 4 in 42 overs.

The lift: If we suspicion that Harmanpreet had power, she did not. She was attack those strong shots usually due to her backlift. A correct pitch of her bat and we could clarity that a strike will cruise over. Even her fours were some-more of timing and a movement she generated since of her back-lift.

Bowlers open up: For a third time in this tournament, Shikha Pandey now has a wicket in her initial over. She did it opposite South Africa, New Zealand and now Australia. Jhulan Goswami afterwards done it 9 for 2 for Australia and India got what they wanted: early wickets. Australia collapsed to 21 for 3 before Elyse Viallani and Perry struck that partnership.

Lone duo: Viallni done 75 runs for Australia though a approach she done them looked so melancholy for India that she could have taken a diversion away. But, Pandey had her held before any some-more danger. After Australia mislaid 9 wickets for 169 runs, Alex Blackwell began attack roughly each all out of a park. She done 90 runs off 56 balls though even that was not adequate for a win. But Blackwell kept them in a diversion and lot really dangerous. That was all a Australia batting could be unapproachable of.

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