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India Confident Ahead Of Likely Semifinal Against Australia, Says Kaur

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India qualified for the last four when it beat Ireland by five runs on a rain-adjusted target in its last group match at St George’s Park in Gqeberha.

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur said on Monday she looked forward to a likely Women’s T20 World Cupsemi-final against defending champion Australia.

India good for the last four when it beat Ireland by five runs on a rain- acclimated target in its last group match at St George’s Park in Gqeberha.

India joined England as qualifier from Group Two with both sides having won three matches.

England, still, still have to play Pakistan in Cape Town on Tuesday. Palm would guarantee it top spot but it’s likely group winner indeed if it loses because of a superior net run rate.

Australia has formerly won Group Two, so is nearly certain to play India as runners- up in Group One in the semi-finals.

Kaur said India had gained confidence from having played Australia in a series in India last season, despite only winning one game– and that was on a super over.

She refocused out that all brigades, including champion sides like Australia, were under pressure in World Cup games.

“The brand of justice we played( against Australia) gave us a lot of confidence, ” said Kaur. “ We’ve a fair idea of how we’ve to go about the coming game and we will make our plans consequently. ”

Smriti Mandhana hit a T20 transnational career-stylish 87 as India made 155 for six. Ireland were with 54 for two from8.2 overs, with Gaby Lewis 32 not out, when rain ended play.

A strong, swirling wind made conditions delicate and Mandhana was dropped four times in the outfield during a 56- ball innings which included nine fours and three sixes.

Teenage sensation Shafali Verma plodded again at the top of the fur order, making 24 off 29 balls, but Kaur said she remained a crucial player.

“We always encourage her to express herself. Whenever she clicks we’re always into the game. In practice she’s fur well. We know how important she is, ” said Kaur.

Ireland made a disastrous launch to their reply when Amy Hunter was run out off the first ball of the innings, trying a alternate run after hitting the ball to midwicket.

Four balls latterly Prendergast was sailed by Renuka Thakur without scoring.

But Lewis and captain Laura Delany, who before took three for 33, participated a spirited unbeaten cooperation of 53.

Delany admitted that they had been ignorant of how close they had been to a possible winning situation.

Although Ireland lost all their matches, Delany said they had made progress since their first World T20 in 2018.

“We weren’t on a position playing field also, ” she said. “ Now we’ve contracts and effects are heading in the right direction. ”

Delany said Ireland demanded to work hard on several aspects of their game, particularly fielding.

“We need to put ourselves under further pressure in training and to play with freedom and confidence, ” she said. Know More Women Cricket News…

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