Ind-w Vs Sa-w, Icc Women's International Cup: India's Campaign Leads To Heartbreak, West Indies Attain Semifinal



India women suffered a heartbreaking go out from the continuing ICC Women's World Cup after South African ladies held their nerves to chase down the 275-run goal at the very last shipping and registered a three-wicket win in the final group recreation of the tournament in Christchurch to help West Indies seal a semi-very last berth.

India fought hard, fought bravely and it took a penultimate no-ball from Deepti Sharma to attract curtains on their World Cup campaign. West Indies have now joined Australia, South Africa and England in the semi-very last.

West Indies are thru to the #CWC22 semi-finals #CWC22— ICC (@ICC) March 27, 2022

Earlier, Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana and skipper Mithali Raj struck half-centuries and set the platform for India to attain a aggressive 274 for seven at the Hagley Oval on Sunday. South Africa chased down the target within the very last ball with Laura Wolvaardt (eighty), Mignon du Preez (fifty two now not out) and Lara Goodall (forty nine) scoring the majority of the runs.

India chose to put runs on the board in the high-stress recreation while their warring parties took the sphere in their ultimate league game having already qualified for the semifinals. Shafali (53 off forty six) and Smriti (71 off eighty four) shared a ninety one-run stand off ninety balls for the hole wicket to provide the begin India were looking for. Harmanpreet Kaur came up with 48 off fifty seven balls closer to the end of the innings.

Shafali scored the bulk of the runs in a partnership with Smriti and looked at her fluent great en path to her maiden World Cup fifty. She positioned South Africa's nice bowler, pacer Shabnim Ismail under the pump with the aid of attacking her from the word pass.

Shafali collected 3 boundaries off Shabnim's 2nd over such as an audacious stroll throughout the off-stump to whip the South African bowler over short-nice leg. Her interesting innings covered 8 fours.

The 18-yr-vintage completed her first fifty of the opposition with a boundary over mid-on off pacer Masabata Klaas.

With the way the openers were going about their commercial enterprise, India appeared on route for 300 for the second one time inside the tournament. However, India misplaced Shafali against the run of play before range 3 batter Yastika Bhatia got out in a weird style.

There became a miscommunication over a brief unmarried at the leg facet among Shafali and Smirti whilst

Yastika played a sweep shot directly to her stumps off spinner Chloe Tryon, leaving India at ninety six for two from 91 for no loss.

Mithali and Smriti then were given together to regain the misplaced momentum. Brought lower back into the assault after an steeply-priced spell, Shabnim came returned strongly. She used the bouncer brilliantly to position strain at the India skipper.

It turned into a regular Mithali knock as she changed gears after taking her time early on. She released the stress with a group of reduce pictures off spinners before hitting a chic cowl driving force off pacer Marizanne Kapp.

With Mithali going strong and Harmanpreet becoming a member of her inside the middle, India found their rhythm back to attain 223 for 3 in forty overs. However, only fifty one runs had been scored off the ultimate 60 balls for the lack of 4 wickets as India failed to get the very last flourish.

Interestingly, Mithali scored her fifty in a critical game on the identical floor wherein she scored her maiden World Cup half-century 22 years ago.

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