Thanks to Mandhana’s career-best knock, India posted 155 for six after opting to bat first in its last group match of the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Star nature Smriti Mandhana on Monday described the match- winning 87- run knock against Ireland as one of her toughest innings due to the delicate conditions at St George’s Park.
Thanks to Mandhana’s career-stylish knock, India posted 155 for six after concluding to club first in its last group match of the Women’s T20 World Cup. In the run chase, Ireland was 54 for two in8.2 overs, when rain stopped play. The DLS par score after8.2 overs was 59, and Ireland was five runs short of that aggregate.
As the match couldn’t be renewed, India won the match under the D/ L system.
“The cutlet is fine. One of the most toughest innings I would have played. Not the gate but the pace they were brushing and with the wind, it got worse, ” Mandhana said after the match.
“We were telling each other (with opening mate Shafali Verma) to try and maintain our shape. I was fur bad and she wasn’t timing it well, ” said Mandhana, who was named the player of the match for her 56- ball knock.
“But we were trying to bandy that and there was a lot of wind and we demanded to get used to the pace they were brushing. Good to post some runs and go into the semis. The England match was n’t the way we wanted. ” India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said it was a good game for her side.
“Smriti got runs, which is veritably important for us. Whenever she gives us starts we get to good aggregate. ” Asked why she maundered at number three, Harmanpreet, who made 13, said, “ Just wanted to go up and spend some time in the middle, since I have n’t really got that.
Mandhana further stated that the platoon is thrilled to enter the semifinals and that the women in blue will give their stylish to enter the final.
“Making to semis means a lot, we’re working a lot and wanted to do well whenever we get the openings. Good to get into the semis and we will give our 100 per cent. We always enjoy our match against them (Australia in semifinal). It’ll be a do or die and we want to play good justice. ”
Ireland captain Laura Delany was dissatisfied with the manner in which the match ended.
“We were preparing for wind and we just tried to make cooperation but rain got in our way.
“After 2018, Cricket Ireland have invested a lot in contracts. We want to ameliorate on our fielding, it has overall been a veritably positive experience. Orla Prendergast has gone from strength to strength and if we could emulate her, it’ll be great, ” she said.
Smriti Mandhana hit a career-stylish 87 as India beat Ireland in a rain- affected match in Gqeberha on Monday to bespeak a semifinal meeting with Australia in the Women’s T20 World Cupsemi-finals.
Replying to India’s assessing 155 for six, Ireland 54 for two when rain ended play, handing India a rain- acclimated five- run palm.
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.
Shafali Verma made 24 and helped Mandhana put on 62 for the first gate but both batters plodded to time the ball, although the left- handed Mandhana hit with authority after reaching her alternate consecutive half- century off 40 balls. Know More Latest News…