The first semi-final match of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa was played on Thursday (February 23). In the India vs Australia match played at Newlands, the Indian team had to accept a narrow defeat by 5 runs. With this, the Indian team’s challenge in the tournament ended. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s aggressive half-century for the Indian team went in vain. However, she returned with a very unfortunate run out. She then threw her bat in anger.
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Chasing the 173 set by Australia, the Indian team got off to a very poor start. Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana and Yastika Bhatia returned to the tent within 30 runs. However, after that captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemima Rodrigues saved India’s innings. Both made a partnership of 69 runs. Jemima scored 43 runs off 24 balls. After her dismissal, Harman played an aggressive stroke and completed his half-century to lead India to victory. However, she was unfortunately run out.
She was trying to get a double when the Indian team needed 40 runs to win. It slowed down a bit after the first run. 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.
Harman looked quite angry after being eliminated. After walking next to the Indian dugout, she threw her bat in anger. The video of that incident is going viral on social media. For the fourth time, the Indian team faced defeat in the World Cup against Australia. India was defeated by Australia in the last World Cup final as well.
(Harmanpreet Kaur Angry Reaction On His Run Out In World Cup Semi Final)