Australia won the toss and chose to bowl first
Australia team invited Indian team to bat first. This decision of the Australian captain proved to be correct and the Indian team lost the wickets of both their openers within 28 runs in the first 6 overs. Smriti Mandhana (10) and Shafali Verma (12) were dismissed soon after. From here, captain Mithali Raj (68) and Yastika Bhatia (59) made a partnership of 130 runs to get the Indian team back. After the dismissal of these two players, Harmanpreet took the lead and scored 57 not out off 47 balls. They stayed at one end. From the other end Richa Ghosh (8) and Sneh Rana (0) returned cheaply to the pavilion. Although Pooja Vastrakar, who came out to bat at the 9th order, supported Harmanpreet well before being run out. He played a wonderful innings of 34 runs in 28 balls.
Australia’s challenging target of 278 runs
Australia team has not lost a single match in this World Cup so far. She has already made it to the semi-finals. This time he has been given a good challenge by the Indian team. Australia need to score 278 runs to win. Looking at the recent form of the Australian team, this target does not seem too difficult, but the Indian team has performed well in bowling in the last four matches of the World Cup. In such a situation, achieving this goal for the Kangaroo team will not be so easy.
Indian Women’s Team: Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Mithali Raj (Captain), Harmanpreet Kaur, Sneh Rana, Richa Ghosh (Captain) Wicketkeeper), Pooja Vastrakar, Jhulan Goswami, Meghna Singh, Rajeshwari Gaikwad.
Australian women’s squad: Alyssa Healy (wk), Rachel Haynes, Meg Lanning (c), Ellyse Perry, Beth Mooney, Tahlia McGrath, Ashley Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcy Brown .