The 18th match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 was played on Monday (February 20) between India Women and Ireland Women. In this match, Indian team won by 5 runs according to Duckworth-Lewis rule. Also, struck in the semi-final. However, there were some eye-popping moments in this exciting match. In the Indian team’s innings, Ireland’s women players did some fielding, which made even the cricket fans put their fingers in their mouths. Ireland women’s player Orla Prendergast won hearts with her brilliant catch.
Great catch by Orla Prendergast
This moment was seen in the 16th over of the Indian team’s innings. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur was playing on 13 runs off 19 balls. The 16th over was bowled by Laura Delaney. As she bowled the fifth ball to Harmanpreet, the ball flew towards midwicket. Seeing the ball approaching, fielder Orla Prendergast, who was standing there, ran and took a diving catch. Harmanpreet had to return to the tent on just 13 runs due to Orla’s haphazard fielding.
Brilliant fielding by Gabby Lewis
After this once again Ireland’s player Gabby Lewis showed a brilliant fielding view. She had Richa Ghosh caught off the sixth ball next to Laura. She tried to hit the ball straight, but Gaby Lewis, who was standing there, took a brilliant one-handed catch. Seeing this catch raised everyone’s eyebrows. Gabi’s brilliant fielding forced Richa to return to the tent for zero runs.
Smriti Mandhana’s 87 runs
Talking about the match, while winning the toss and batting, the Indian team scored 155 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. This time, Smriti Mandhana played a powerful innings and scored 87 runs in 56 balls with 3 sixes and 9 fours. This was the best score of her T20 career. (amazing catch orla prendergast gaby lewis in womens t20 world cup ind women vs ire women match video viral)
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