In the first semi-final match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, the Indian team lost to Australia in a close match. Australia women’s team beat India women’s team by 5 runs. The most talked about thing in this match is considered to be the way Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur was run out. While there are many discussions about that incident, now the Australian wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy, who dismissed her, has given a reaction.
In the first semi-final match, Australia challenged India by 173 runs. India had to struggle to overcome this challenge. At one point it seemed that the team would win, but the run out of Harmanpreet Kaur dashed the hopes. Hilli herself reacted to the way Harmanpreet was run out. she said,
“Harmanpreet may consider herself unlucky but the truth is she didn’t reach the crease in time. If she had pushed a little harder and sped up, she would have made it in time. In big competitions, these small but important things need attention. Only then can you become victorious. Our team excels in this regard.”
Harmanpreet was trying to get a double run when the Indian team needed 40 runs in 5 overs to win. After the first run, it slowed down a bit. As she was about to complete the second run, her bat got stuck on the ground. So she was run out. She hit 6 fours and 1 six in her innings of 52 runs off 34 balls. After that, the other batsmen failed to reach the winning target and the Indian team suffered a narrow defeat by five runs.
(Australia Wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy Slams Harmanpreet Kaur For His Slow Run In World Cup Semi Final)