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India fall short in closely-fought game as Australia book finale berth

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After losing three early wickets, Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur kept India in the hunt but they eventually fell short by five runs in the close game.

Following the conclusion of the league stages, the action in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 moved to the knockout stages, with India and Australia meeting in the first semi-final on February 23. Meg Lanning, Australia’s captain, won the toss at Newlands in Cape Town and chose to set a target for India in the crucial match.

Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney of Australia got off to a good start, putting India under pressure. The Indian team appeared pale and sloppy in the field, with several misfields and catches dropped that allowed Australia to take complete control.

The openers put on 52 runs for the first wicket in 45 balls before being broken by Radha Yadav, who dismissed Healy for 25. Mooney, on the other hand, persevered and ended up scoring a magnificent half-century to propel her team to victory. Shikha Pandey dismissed her after she scored 54 off 37 balls.

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