Indian batsman Harmanpreet Kaur completely outplayed Australia in the semi finals of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with her brilliant innings of 171-runs off just 115-balls to advance India to the finals of the tournament after India elected to bat first against six-time champion Australia after winning the toss. Harmanpreet’s inning helped India to put a target of 282-runs in the 42-overs a side affair.
But after Harmanpreet’s storm when India came out in the middle to defend the target, seasoned bowler Jhulan Goswami did something which had the capacity to overshadow Harmanpreet’s brilliance. The 34-year old pacer bowled an unplayable delivery to remove Australian legend and captain Meg Lanning, the ball pitched on off, seaming away on a very small angel and disbanded the wickets which eventually put India over the top in the game. The sight was probably the best moment of the tournament.
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While the match saw another best moment of the tournament when Indian captain Mithali Raj and Veda Krishnamurthy starts performing a happy dance in the middle watching Harmanpreet’s brutality.
That was indeed a most epic match in the history of Indian women cricket history. India will now play host England in the semi finals at Lord’s. Lord’s has a great significance in the India cricket history. India won its first world cup at the same stadium under Kapil Dev in 1983. The fifteen-year-old Natwest series final was also played at the same stadium which was again one of the most memorable matches for India