Indian women cricket team qualified for the semi-final in going t-20 world cup 2020. Indian team is doing a fabulous job with both the bat and ball as never before. Women in Blue won 3 matches in a row to grab a ticket for semi.
With the bat, India crowed has witness new sensations, Shafali Verma. The 16-year-old right-handed batsmen doing an excellent job for Indian in her three innings she managed to score 114 runs at an average of 38 and strike rate of 172.73. She is 3rd highest run-getter in this ongoing t-20 world cup.
Journey Of Indian Women Team In T-20 Wolrd Cup 2020
Before sealing her spot in knockout Indian women, the team played three games.
Indian team started their journey of this world cup with the host Australia. While doing batting first Indian women team managed to score 132 in her 20 overs quota at the loss of 4 batsmen. In this match, Deepti Sharma was fabulous with the bat, and she managed to score unbeaten 49* with three fours in just 46 balls.
While the chasing target of 133 Australia started well. Australia women team’s wicket-keeper opener batter score 51 runs is just 35 balls. But Poonam Yadav broke the middle order and took four crucial wickets in her four-over quota at only 19 runs. Indian team won their first game by 15 runs.
This match was tough for the Indian team as their star left-hander Smriti Mandhana was not playing before of injury experienced against Australia. Taniya Bhatia replaced her in this game. During batting first team, India set the target of 143 runs. In this game, Shafali Verma (39 runs in 17 balls) and Jemimah Rodrigues (34 runs in 37 balls) did well with the bat. Like last game against Australia, Poonam Yadav again did well with the ball and took three crucial wickets in the middle order in her four-over quota at 18 runs. India women won this game by 18 runs.
Like last two games again, Shafali Verma did well with the bat, and today she scored 46 runs in just 34 balls. In her inning, S. Verma got four boundaries and three maximum. It was Shafali Verma, and Taniya Bhatia (23 runs in 25 balls) gave Indian women a solid start (49 runs in six overs). With the help of these two performances and short cameo of Radha Yadav in the last (14 runs in 9 balls) helped India women to set a target of 134 runs. While chasing New Zealand failed to a good start, and Indian women won her three third game in a row and fixed their set for the knockout.
The first semi-final will be played in Sydney on 5th March 2020 before semi India will face Sri Lanka women on 29th February 2020.