Australia women’s cricket team entered the final match of the T20 World Cup. Australia defeated India by five runs in the semi-final match played on Thursday (February 23). India tried till the last ball to win, but finally had to accept defeat. Australia’s legendary all-rounder Ellyse Perry became the ‘villain’ of the match, but due to her agility, she can be called the ‘match hero’.
This match between Australia and India was very exciting. Batting first, Australia scored 172 for 4. In reply, India scored 167 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. Ashley Gardner played the most important role in Australia’s win. Gardner scored 31 runs off 18 balls and also took 2 important wickets while bowling. Ellyse Perry became the second star in Australia’s victory, who made Australia win by doing a great fielding in the 19th over.
Ellis Perry could not do much in this ICC T20 World Cup. Perry was already under fire for her disappointing performances in both the batting and bowling departments. Had she conceded a boundary in the 19th over in the semi-final last night, Australia could not afford the mistake. But Perry seized the opportunity and became a star. India needed 18 runs off the last 9 balls to win. Deepti Sharma and Sneh Rana were on the pitch this time. Even one big shot was enough to knock Australia out of the tournament.
Ellis Perry’s Maximum Fielding –
Jess Johnsen came in to bowl in the 19th over while the Indian team was batting in the penultimate match. On the fourth ball of this over, Sneh Rana played a powerful shot towards the square. The ball was speeding across the boundary. But Ellyse Perry, who was standing nearby, ran with the agility of a cheetah and did not let the ball cross the boundary. At first everyone thought it was a boundary, but then Perry blocked the ball. Perry is being praised for this excellent fielding. This video is going viral everywhere on social media. Perry also caught Ratha Yadav in the last over of the match.
(Ellyse Perry’s dive knocked the Indian team out of the World Cup)