Smriti Mandhana’s fireworks and Kaur’s captain’s knock helped India to top the group B table in the ongoing World T20 tournament at the Caribbean. Though other players failed in contributing to the scoreboard, the bowlers made sure to rip apart the opponents by 48 runs.
While everyone was expecting an intense battle from the explosive Australian side, they weren’t able to handle the spinners and that brought a difference to the game. The side also missed the services of their senior most player Mithali Raj and she is expected to be fit for the semi-final.
This win by the Indian side ensured them a semi-final berth and in all possibilities, the side will face either Windies /England on Friday (November 23). The win is being applauded by several cricket experts across the world. Only India along with hosts Windies are yet to lose a game in the tournament and it will be interesting if the side can create a magic by ending it on a high.
Skipper Harmanpreet who led the pack with a stunning century in the opening game against New Zealand now tops the table for maximum runs (167 runs) while Poonam Yadav leads the bowling charts with eight wickets.
Twitter couldn’t believe what it has witnessed and was in full praise for the team.
Many congratulations India on a thoroughly dominating performance and beating the Aussies for a 4th consecutive win . Wishing the team all the best for the semis @BCCIWomen #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/1ChqOf5Qon
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 17, 2018
— Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) November 17, 2018
— Dhawal Kulkarni (@dhawal_kulkarni) November 18, 2018
Wonderful and an important win for Indian women. Well done ladies ????????. Through to the semi finals topping Pool B @WorldT20 @BCCIWomen. A good team effort. The batting being backed by good, steady bowing. @mandhana_smriti Spectacular! ?? @ImHarmanpreet
— Anjum Chopra (@chopraanjum) November 17, 2018
Aanand de diya aap logon ne. What a wonderful exhibition from @mandhana_smriti with the bat and an outstanding performance by the bowlers to make it 4 wins out of 4 for our girls. 2 more steps to go, 1 at a time. Go Girls, best wishes @BCCIWomen pic.twitter.com/4DXzTheOg5
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 17, 2018
What a massive win today for @BCCIWomen beating 3 time Champions Australia!
Absolutely clinical in every aspect! A delight to watch these girls compete and dominate! Keep Going ? #WWT20 #INDvAUS
Terrific knock @mandhana_smriti
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) November 17, 2018
A real pasting, that’s what Australia got from India today. Well done India!????#ICCWomensWorldT20
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 17, 2018
Australia clobbered by India. Few would have expected such an emphatic win. Women In Blue looking strong and ambitious for title #WomensWorldT20
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) November 17, 2018
T 2998 – CONGRATULATIONS … India Women's Cricket team on their victory .. beat Australia , convincingly .. !! Proud to be Indian .. !????
Can the Men please make us equally proud when they play 'down under' !! pic.twitter.com/YJMQEPxlSV
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) November 17, 2018
Fastest 50 by an Indian in Womens World T20, Second Fastest women to reach 1000 T20I Runs & also registered her highest score for ?? @mandhana_smriti was at her best supported well by @ImHarmanpreet & Anuja Patil. An absolute delight to watch @bcciwomen dominate! Keep Going ? pic.twitter.com/wSgPLEQYya
— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) November 18, 2018
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) November 17, 2018
Four matches, four wins for India to top Group B at @WorldT20! ??
— ICC (@ICC) November 17, 2018