Thursday, March 30, 2023

Poor fielding, middle-over lull value India in first T20I towards Australia

By Specific Information Service

CHENNAI: When Deepti Sharma took the Australian bowlers to cleaners, smashing an unbeaten 16-ball 36 to assist India end with 172/5 within the first T20I on the DY Patil, it appeared just like the Girls in Blue had a recreation of their palms. Nevertheless, Beth Mooney (89 n.o off 57) and Tahlia McGrath (40 n.o off 29) made a mockery of the goal as Australia cruised to victory with eleven balls and 9 wickets to spare.

Not that India have been too unhealthy with the ball, but it surely was a mixture of unhealthy fielding and a few calculated chasing masterclass from the Australian ladies that stole the present. That Harmanpreet Kaur’s poor loss report – she acknowledged it earlier than the beginning of the sport – and the dew issue didn’t assist them both as they have been put in to bat first. 

Meghna Singh, whose choice was underneath the radar for her poor T20 report this yr (3 wickets in 6 matches with economic system of 8.73 in T20Is vs AUS/PAK/BAR/ENG  and a couple of wickets in 5 matches with 8.4 RPO in 2022-23 home T20s), had one other poor outing going for 27 runs in two overs. 

Earlier within the day, India began off properly racing to 48/2 in the long run of the powerplay, however a lull interval adopted as they scored 39/2 within the subsequent 42 balls. However Richa Ghosh took cost from thereon, smashing Alana King for 3 consecutive boundaries, together with a six.

Devika Vaidya, too, joined the occasion as she despatched Jess Jonassen over the ropes. As soon as Richa obtained out, it was all Deepti, who performed the sector, smashed 4 consecutive boundaries off Megan Schutt within the last over. It was her cameo that helped India rating 39 runs within the final three overs. In the long run, it was not sufficient. 
Temporary scores: India 172/5 in 20 ovs (Deepti 36 n.o, Richa 36) misplaced to Australia 173/1 in 18.1 ovs (Mooney 89 n.o, McGrath 40 n.o).

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