Team India reached the semi-finals of the World Cup,May face champion Australia on 23rd,February 2023.
New Delhi:Team India Beat Ireland by 5 runs with DLS method in T20 Women world cup. Mandhana played career best innings.Smriti Mandhana scored career-best 87 as India qualified for the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday after registering a five-run victory, via DLS method, over Ireland.
India had set a target of 156 runs in front of Ireland. Batting first after winning the toss, Team India scored 155 runs for six wickets in 20 overs. Smriti Mandhana misses out on a century. She got out after scoring 87 runs in 56 balls with the help of nine fours and three sixes.
Harmanpreet Kaur, India captain: It was a good game for us. Smriti got runs which was very important. Whenever she’s giving us that start, we are always get good totals. I just wanted to go there and spend some time in the middle. It (reaching the semis) means a lot, we are working so hard for so many years and we always want to do well. Hope we’ll give our 100%. We always enjoy our match against them (Australia). It will be a do or die for both the teams. We just want to go and play free cricket.
India Women innings:
Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 42 runs, 0 wicket)
India Women: 50 runs in 7.3 overs (45 balls), Extras 3
1st Wicket: 50 runs in 45 balls (Shafali Verma 16, S Mandhana 31, Ex 3)
Drinks: India Women – 62/1 in 9.3 overs (S Mandhana 33)
S Mandhana: 50 off 40 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
India Women: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 7
2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (S Mandhana 35, H Kaur 13, Ex 3)
India Women: 150 runs in 19.4 overs (118 balls), Extras 10
Innings Break: India Women – 155/6 in 20.0 overs (P Vastrakar 2)
Ireland Women innings:
Powerplay: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 44 runs, 2 wickets)
Ireland Women: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 3
3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 40 balls (GH Lewis 31, L Delany 16, Ex 3)
Rain: Ireland Women – 54/2 in 8.2 overs (GH Lewis 32, L Delany 17)
India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
Ireland Women (Playing XI): Amy Hunter, Gaby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Louise Little, Laura Delany(c), Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron(w), Leah Paul, Cara Murray, Georgina Dempsey