New Delhi: Women’s Indian team’s dream of winning the World Cup one more time got shattered. Australia (India vs Australia) defeated India by 5 runs in the semi-final match of the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 played on Thursday. Batting first, Australia set a target of 173 runs in front of India. All the players from India tried their best to achieve this target. But, they lost this match by just 5 runs.
Indian team captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored the highest 52 runs. But, his run out once again broke the hearts of the fans. The video of Harmanpreet’s run out is becoming quite viral on social media. Even before this, Indian fans had to see this scene. Then there was Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) instead of Harmanpreet.
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Actually, captain Harmanpreet took over the team after the early dismissals of Indian team’s top batsmen Shefali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia. His brilliant half-century raised the expectations of the fans. But, she was run out on the 5th ball of the 15th over.
Harmanpreet’s bat got tangled, due to which she could not reach the crease in time and had to return to the pavilion. India got the biggest blow in the form of Harmanpreet. Everyone remembered MS Dhoni after Harmanpreet’s dismissal.
ICC has also shared a video of this. ICC shared the video and wrote, ‘Harmanpreet and MS Dhoni runout, which broke the hearts of crores.’ Let us tell you that in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in the year 2019, the Indian team was stuck in a similar situation. Then MS Dhoni took over the team and came back in the match.
Dhoni brought the team close to victory. He was batting on 50 runs. Then he was run out on Martin Guptill’s direct throw. Dhoni missed by a few inches and had to walk back to the pavilion. Indian fans were heartbroken after his dismissal.