Updated: March 9, 2020 9:45:42 am
India’s younger opener Shafali Verma failed to attain large within the Women’s T20 World Cup final at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Verma may rating simply two runs as India did not chase a stiff goal of 185 towards Australia within the final. Verma, who was additionally responsible of dropping the catch of Australian opener Alyssa Healy early on within the innings, was left in tears after the match was over.
Healy went on to attain a 39-ball 75 that includes seven fours and 5 towering sixes.
The 16-year-old who was the spine of Indian batting lineup all through the match was inconsolable after the 85-run loss. She was seen protecting her face whereas sitting within the dugout after getting out to Megan Schutt within the first over of the run chase.
Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Harleen Deol later tried to console the Haryana-born teen after the final loss.
It’s okay Shafali verma, you’ve achieved greater than what a 16 12 months previous can do 🔥🔥 don’t be unhappy 😭😭 We are proud you #shafaliverma #T20WorldCup #INDvAUS #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/c4Pdxi2ryE
— AVI♥️NASH (@avi__n__ash) March 8, 2020
— karthi Thondamuthur 🇮🇳 (@karthiabvp) March 8, 2020
Most 16 12 months previous don’t have any clue what to do in life, this lady had an entire nation watching her, banking their hopes on her. The inexperience in that age was going to indicate up some day, sadly it confirmed up on the worst attainable time.
Chin up, Shafali Verma ❤️🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/XFMBXaZyYS
— Prajakta (@18prajakta) March 8, 2020
— Chandu ☮ (@chandu_212) March 8, 2020
With the bat, Verma had a memorable match the place she completed with 163 runs from 5 video games at a mean of 32.60 and an astonishing strike fee of 158.25. She additionally hit 9 sixes within the match, equal to Healy’s tally of sixes.
Earlier, Meg Lanning gained the toss and elected to bat first. The opening partnership between Healy and Beth Mooney helped Australia dominate Indian bowlers as they posted the very best rating in a Women’s T20 World Cup final.
Unable to realize momentum and shedding wickets at common intervals all through the innings didn’t do India any favour as they had been all out for 99 with 5 extra balls to go.
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