I Don't Want My Nation to See Me Crying Harmanpreet appears at the post-game presentation wearing glasses
Australia advanced to their seventh Women's T20 World Cup final with a five-run victory over India in the first semifinal at Newlands Cricket Ground on Thursday. Despite a valiant counterattack by skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues.
Australia's star players contributed to a total of 172/4, but India's top three scored just 15 runs collectively. Harmanpreet and Jemimah led the charge in the chase with an outstanding 69-run stand off just 41 balls, rising to the moment by scoring 52 and 43, respectively. India, however, could never recoup from it and finished at 167/8 in 20 overs as a result of the duo falling in 4.2 overs after the ten-over mark overs, again coming so close but falling so short. In addition to giving up 61 runs in the final five overs, India would also examine their shoddy defensive efforts and the fact that they missed two significant opportunities.
After the heartbreaking defeat, Harmanpreet broke down and exited the post-game show with glasses in hand. After the game, Harmanpreet said, "I vow, we will improve and won't let our nation down like this again. I am wearing these spectacles because I don't want my country to see me weeping.
India's attempt to reach 173 was off to a rough start. When Shafali Verma attempted to brush Megan Schutt off, she became lbw.
Smriti Mandhana was struck on the pads while attempting to cut off Ashleigh Gardner in front of the wickets. A terrible error was observed Yastika Bhatia was unsuccessful and left India at 28/3. Then, Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet joined forces to save India. But both collapsed quickly, Harman due to an odd run-out in which her bat became stuck to the earth.
Harmanpreet lamented her failure and lamented the hand she had been dealt. Not feeling any more unlucky than this. With Jemi, we gained impetus once more. We weren't expecting to lose from here.
(Why am I crying?) I can't imagine being more unlucky than the manner I was run out. We were glad to make it to the final ball because putting in the work was crucial. Up until the final ball, we wanted to battle. It was okay when they decided to bat today because we also wanted to pursue. even when you've lost We were confident in our opening lineup after the first two wickets, "said Harmanpreet.