Indian women’s cricket team suffered a 4-wicket loss towards the mighty Australia after a disappointing batting efficiency in their second match of the T20 tri-series in Canberra on Sunday.
India struggled to 103 for 9 in 20 overs after being requested to bat. The visiting team’s bowlers did properly to stretch the sport until the penultimate over however there weren’t sufficient runs on the board. Elysse Perry was the undisputed star of the sport, selecting up three wickets in one earlier than earlier than making 49 off 47 balls in Australia’s chase.
India had crushed England in the event opener whereas Australia had misplaced to England in a Super Over end on Saturday, leaving all three groups with a win every.
“Our lower order definitely needs to bat a lot better, especially when the top-order doesn’t get runs. However, really appreciate the performance of the bowlers,” stated India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on the submit-match presentation. India subsequent play towards England on the Junction Oval in Melbourne on February 7.
Barring opener Smriti Mandhana (35) and Harmanpreet (28), Indian batters confirmed full lack of utility on a pitch providing additional bounce.
India misplaced their final six wickets for 21 runs with pacer Perry (4/13 in Four overs) selecting three of them in 14th over over, eradicating Harmanpreet, Taniya Bhatia and Deepti Sharma.
Sixteen-year-previous Shafali Verma, touted as the subsequent large factor in women’s cricket, lasted solely three balls whereas Jemimah Rodrigues crawled to 1 off 11 balls, leaving their team at 16 for 2 in three overs.
The skilled Mandhana and Harmanpreet stitched a 40-run stand earlier than the latter’s dismissal triggered a collapse. The spin-heavy Indian bowling assault did all they might with left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad taking two wickets for 18 runs in 4 overs.
Offie Deepti Sharma, who opened the bowling, too stored issues tight taking one wicket for 18 runs in 4 overs.
The tri-series is a vital preparatory occasion forward of the T20 World Cup starting in Australia on February 21.