Turning the ODDS

India Vs Australia, Semi-final 2: On one side it was the experienced, 6 times world champions, Australia and on the other hand, it was the young, but full of enthusiasm, India. And how one player, turned the odds in Indian favour. Presenting you the snapshot review of the match:

  • – After rain interrupted the rain and match was reduced to 42 overs a side, India came on to bat on a pitch that was rather slow. India started on off a bad note when Mandhana and Punam were both out for 35. A partnership, that was taking shape soon saw the perils when Mithali was also out on 36.
  • – The score was 101/3 with the run rate of just touching 4. In came Deepti Sharma to join Hampreet and together they started building up. Hampreet in particular was brilliant. After bringing her her half cent in 64, she was unstoppable. Deepti anchored the role of a side kick and carried it out well.
  • – Hampreet (171 off 115) was in the mood to re-write history and had the match been of full 50 overs, she would have become second women cricketer after Dendra Dotin to score a double Hundred. Well, here efforts were no less. Bringing her last 100 in just 60 balls against a formidable side on the biggest of stage, it couldn’t get better. GettyImages-819493124
    [9:21 AM, 7/21/2017] +91 80171 71914: India Vs Australia, Semi-final 2: On one side it was the experienced, 6 times world champions, Australia and on the other hand, it was the young, but full of enthusiasm, India. And how one player, turned the odds in Indian favour. Presenting you the snapshot review of the match:
  • – After rain interrupted the rain and match was reduced to 42 overs a side, India came on to bat on a pitch that was rather slow. India started on off a bad note when Mandhana and Punam were both out for 35. A partnership, that was taking shape soon saw the perils when Mithali was also out on 36.
  • – The score was 101/3 with the run rate of just touching 4. In came Deepti Sharma to join Hampreet and together they started building up. Hampreet in particular was brilliant. After bringing her her half cent in 64, she was unstoppable. Deepti anchored the role of a side kick and carried it out well.
  • – Hampreet (171 off 115) was in the mood to re-write history and had the match been of full 50 overs, she would have become second women cricketer after Dendra Dotin to score a double Hundred. Well, here efforts were no less. Bringing her last 100 in just 60 balls against a formidable side on the biggest of stage, it couldn’t get better. India ended up with the score of 281/4 in 42 overs.GettyImages-819513242
  • – 282 in a semi finals is never easy, but that is what the kangaroos like. At a time, thanks to ellyse , Australia was at 126/3 in 22 overs and where looking firm. This is where the game turned. Villani was out for 75 and looked like a procession was initiated.
  • – From 126/3 to 169/9, Australian middle and lower order completely led them down. But Blackwell was standing tall till the last moment. Along with the tail-ender Beams, she single handedly took the team from 169 to 245. Had couple of wickets more left, the scene would have been different.GettyImages-819702330
  • – For India it was Goswami(2/35) , Deepti (3/59) and Shikha (2/17) who turned the odds. With this win, India qualifies for the finals to be held in Lords on Sunday, where they take on host England. This will be the second time India will play in Women’s World Cup finals, but never won it. Hope this time.

India : 281/4 (42)

Aus: 245/10 (40.1)

Pic credits : ICC world

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