India beats Ireland by 52 runs to record their third victory in the tournament. It is said that the spinner Mithali’s effort was match-winning restricting Ireland to 92-8 from 20 overs. Seems the pitch rain-wet, India was asked to bat initially. Taking challenges on hand and Leaving a lot to be desired India’s batting team performance was outreached, the spinners Radha Yadav (3/25 in 4 overs), Poonam Yadav (1/14 in 4 overs) Deepti Sharma (2/15 in 3 overs), and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (1/10 in 4 overs) picked wickets at regular intervals. India’s strategy of packing off-side cordon and bowling wide of stumps, paid off as Ireland were ne’er within the chase yielding as several as 65 dot balls (nearly 11 overs).
Promoted to open the batting, Mithali (51 off 56 balls) additional 67 runs in 10 overs with Smriti Mandhana (33, 29 balls) however the innings ne’er gained needed momentum on a track that remained a touch damp because of nightlong showers. The decision to herald Jemimah Rodrigues at No 3, did not quite a total well as Mithali ne’er got going despite hit 4 boundaries and a 6.
Having effectively scored 22 off 5 deliveries, Mithali scored another 21 off 51 balls. Her failure to rotate the strike did have an effect on the momentum once Mandhana was bowled by medium pacer Kim Garth, making an attempt a wild slog. She hit four boundaries and a six. Young Rodrigues hit three fours in his 11-ball-18, however, was stumped off Laura Delany’s wide delivery once she tried to grant the charge.
Skipper Harmanpreet hit a six, however, was shortly pink-slipped. As wickets fell at one finish, Mithali could not shift gears at the opposite finish. She finally came in the 19th over, deceived by a slower delivery from Garth; however, India’s probabilities of putting up a considerable total had gone up in smoke by then.
PS: Entering semi-finals with the third Victory, India led 6 points were certain of a last-four spot along with Australia (6 points from 3 games) with New Zealand and previous match vs. Pakistan and Ireland before their campaign officially ends.