ICC Women’s World Cup 2022: The league matches of ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 came to an end with the match played between India and South Africa on March 27. In the match, the Indian team, unfortunately, lost the last ball by 3 wickets. With this defeat, the journey of the Indian team in this tournament ended. After which the position of the semi-finals has also been completely cleared. Australia, South Africa, England, and West Indies made it to the semi-finals of this tournament, while Team India, along with hosts New Zealand, Bangladesh, and Pakistan, ended their journey from the league stage itself.
Luck did not favor in ICC Women’s World Cup 2022
The Indian team ended its hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup with an unfortunate 3-wicket defeat in a thrilling match. Team India, playing under the leadership of Mithali Raj, had a chance to take their place in the semi-finals by removing South Africa. But, the luck of the Indian team did not support them here. South Africa needed 3 runs off the last 2 balls to win. Then, Indian bowler, Deepti Sharma took the wicket of du Preez. But due to Deepti’s overstep, it became a no-ball.
The Indian team had scored 274 runs
In this match, India’s captain Mithali Raj won the toss and elected to bat first. The Indian team scored 274 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in the allotted 50 overs on the basis of an excellent first wicket partnership between Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Verma and top batting by captain Mithali and Harmanpreet Kaur in the middle. Smriti Mandhana scored the highest 71 runs for India, while captain Mithali Raj played innings of 68 runs. Shefali Verma contributed 53 runs in 46 balls while Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 48 runs. For South Africa, Shabnim Ismail and Masabata Klass took 2 wickets each, while Ayabonga Khasa and Si Trion got one wicket each.
South Africa ends the league stage with a win
Chasing a target of 275, South Africa chased down the target on the last ball thanks to a 125-run partnership for the second wicket between Laura Walmart and Lara Goodall. South African team kept their spirits high for the semi-finals by winning the match by 3 wickets. West Indies got the biggest advantage of this victory, which managed to reach the semi-finals with 7 points.
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