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Women's T20 World Cup: India fail again, lose to AUS by 5 runs in semifinal

Women's T20 World Cup 2023, India vs Australia Semi-Final Highlights: The Indian Women's team lost to Australia in the first semifinal of the World Cup at Newlands, Capetown by 5 runs

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India women cricket team. Photo: @BCCIWomen

India women cricket team. Photo: @BCCIWomen

IND W vs AUS W, Women's T20 World Cup Highlights

The Indian heartbreak story continues as the women in blue are knocked out in yet another knockout game. 173 were needed in 20 overs and India lost its first three very early in the innings. However, Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodriguez put up 69 off 41 balls to get India close to the target. Both of them got out not on good deliveries but on bad shots and unlucky incidents. After the loss of Harmanpreet, India needed 40 off 32 balls, could not get to the target and eventually lost by 5 runs. 

Earlier, Australian captain Meg Lanning utilised the last over to a great extent as she hit a six on the first ball and on the last to extract 18 runs from it and take the Aussie score to 172 at the end of 20 overs. Getting to 120 never looked like a possibility at 99-2 after 14 overs. 

However, skipper Lanning’s 49 off just 34 balls combined with Garnder’s 31 off just 18 has pushed the score up there. India now need 173 to win the match and reach the final. It looks very difficult to get 173 on this wicket. 
How can people Live Stream Ind vs Aus Women’s T20 World Cup semifinal and watch the live telecast in India?

Since Star Sports are the broadcast partner for all the ICC tournaments, all the matches of this Women’s T20 World Cup, including the semifinal between India and Australia will be broadcast live and exclusively on Star Sports Network on television sets in India. All matches can also be live-streamed on Disney Plus Hotstar.

How will the Newlands Stadium pitch play for India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup Semi-final?

So far, the Newlands wicket has been good for both batters and bowlers. While teams like England have managed to go past 200, other teams like India and West Indies have also struggled to go past 150 as well. Thus a true wicket is expected for the semi-final as well.

Also Read: India W vs Australia W, Women's T20 World Cup: How to live stream in India

What is the weather going to be like in Capetown for the IND W VS AUS W T20 World Cup Semi-final?

A clear sky with the sun shining as bright as possible is going to be the mood of the day as far as weather is concerned for the first semi-final of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 in Capetown, South Africa. The humidity will increase from 58% at 03 pm Local time to 66% by 07 pm Local Time. Wind speed would vary between 26-28 kmph while the temperature will hover around 24 to 21 degrees Celsius.

India Women playing 11

Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Deepti Sharma, Yastika Bhatia, Sneh Rana, Shikha Pandey, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur Singh

Australia Women playing 11

Alyssa Healy(w), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning(c), Ashleigh Gardner, Ellyse Perry, Tahlia McGrath, Grace Harris, Georgia Wareham, Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

India Women vs Australia Women, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Smifinal Highlights: Catch all the updates from the first semifinal match at Newlands Stadium in Capetown, South Africa

9:48 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: India lose by 5 runs

 
It's deja vu once again for India as they lose by five runs and go out of yet another World Cup without a trophy. 16 runs were needed in the last over and India could manage to get only 10
 
9:38 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Brilliant save from Elysse Perry

 
Elysse Perry saved a certain four and that resulted in building the pressure which ultimately got the wicket of Rana and now India need 16 off just 06 balls to win the match. 
 
9:33 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Sneh Rana in action

 
Sneh Rana who has been in and out of the team ever since 2021 has always performed in crucial moments and now she has the time to prove her worth as she is on the crease and now 20 runs are needed off 12 balls. 
 
9:28 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Richa Ghosh departs as well

 
It is deja vu once again as India after almost getting near the victory line is being taken away from it under pressure. It was the same in the final of the 2017 ODI World Cup final. Now 31 runs are needed off the last three overs and it is really tough for India to get there 
 
9:20 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Harmanpreet departs, India in a tizzy

 
If somebody ever asked anyone to define bad luck, it would be this wicket of Harmanpreet Kaur who was walking in the park and almost strolling to the non-striker’s end as her bat got stuck in the wicket while skidding it into the crease. She is out now and India need 40 off 32 balls. 
 
9:15 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Free Hit not utilised

 
Though the free hit has not been utilised, Harmanpreet Kaur has been able to get the required runs by getting a four over point and then Richa Ghosh hit a brilliant inside-out shot to get India into the mix. 
 
9:10 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Harmanpreet Kaur given a chance

 
India dropped too many catches while fielding and the favour has been repaid here by Alyssa Healy as she has dropped Harmanpreet Kaur who looks set to get going and get her team over the line
 
8:59 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Rodriguez departs

 
Jemimah Rodriguez and Harmanpreet Kaur looked like taking the Indian team home with their great partnership of 69 runs off just 41 balls. But trying to get a cheeky shot going, Rodriguez has gotten out and it is back to basics now with a new batter Richa Ghosh in the middle. 
 
8:38 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: 50 up for India

 
Though the wickets have fallen at a quick speed, the Indian team has touched the 50-run mark in the powerplay and that is a big plus for the women in blue 
 
8:33 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: India in real need of partnerships

 
The Indian batting unit is suffering big time since the loss of Smriti Mandhaan and Shafali Verma and now as I type Yastika Bhatia has departed too. Although the Indian run rate is near nine, it's the wickets that they need to preserve if they are to get ahead in this game. 
 
8:26 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: India suffer back to back blows

8:03 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: 18 runs from the 20th over, Australia reach 172

 
The Australian captain Meg Lanning utilised the last over to a great extent as she hit a six on the first ball and on the last to extract 18 runs from it and take the Aussie score to 172 at the end of 20 overs. Getting to 120 never looked like a possibility at 99-2 after 14 overs. 
 
However, skipper Lanning’s 49 off just 34 balls combined with Garnder’s 31 off just 18 has pushed the score up there. India now need 173 to win the match and reach the final. It looks very difficult to get 173 on this wicket. 
 
7:52 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Pandey gets Harris with a slower one

 
Shikha Pandey, after being hit for a four on the very first ball of the 19th over, has made a comeback by getting the wicket of Grace Harris
 
7:50 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: Deepti Sharma gets Gardner

 
Deepti Sharma has put on some brakes on the Australian scoring rate as she removes Gardner and concedes only five runs in her over 
 
7:46 PM

IND W vs AUS W, Women’s T20 World Cup Semifinal Live Score: 38 runs in last three overs

 
Australia have started their slog overs hitting as they have gathered up 38 runs in their last three overs bowled by Sneh Rana, Radha Yadav and Renuka Thakur respectively. Ash Gardner has been the main aggressor as she has reached 30 off just 16 balls 
 

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First Published: Feb 23 2023 | 4:57 PM IST

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