Women’s World Cup: Indian women’s team lost due to poor batting, England won by 4 wickets


In the ongoing Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, India had to face defeat at the hands of England in their fourth match. India had to lose this match due to poor batting of the team. England won this match by 4 wickets. England bowler Charlie Dean was adjudged ‘Player of the Match’.

The England captain decided to bowl first after winning the toss in this match, which the team’s bowlers proved right and kept the pressure on the Indian team from the beginning. India lost their first wicket for 18 runs. After this, wickets kept falling at regular intervals and the Indian team could hang only 134 runs on the score board. Smriti Mandhana (35), Richa Ghosh (33), Jhulan Goswami (20) and Harmanpreet Kaur (14) could only touch the double digits, while the remaining 6 players lost their wickets in single digits. For England, Charlie Dean took 4 wickets while bowling strong. Anya Sharubsole got two and Sophie and Kate got 1-1 wickets.

The start of England, which came down to achieve the small target of 135 runs, was also very bad. The English team had lost the wickets of both their openers for just 4 runs. Jhulan Goswami and Meghna Singh had given these early successes to India. However, after this the batsmen of England, batting cautiously, lost 6 wickets and achieved the target in the 32nd over itself. Captain Heather Knight scored 53 and Nat Shiver scored 45 runs for England. Meghna Singh took 3 and Jhulan, Rajeshwari and Pooja took 1-1 wickets for India.

It was a do or die match for England
The England team had lost its first three matches of the World Cup. In such a situation, this match was very important for him. Had she lost to India, the doors of the semi-finals would have been closed for her in the World Cup. After winning this match, England’s hopes of playing the semi-finals have come alive once. Here, the Indian team, despite losing the match against England, remains in the race for the semi-finals. India has so far won two out of four matches of the World Cup.

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