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13th Match, Group B, Providence, Nov 15 2018, ICC Women's World T20
(20 ov, target 146)93/8
IND Women won by 52 runs
player of the match
Mithali Raj
India Women
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• The Report by Sreshth Shah

India choke Ireland for first semi-final entry since 2010

Raj makes battling half-century before spinners take over; Pakistan, New Zealand knocked out

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Scorecard summary
India Women145/6(20 overs)
Ireland Women93/8(20 overs)
end of over 202 runs
IRE-W: 93/8CRR: 4.65 
Mary Waldron2 (4)
Celeste Raack1 (3)
Poonam Yadav4-0-14-1
Radha Yadav4-0-25-3

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2.15pm Harmanpreet Kaur: "Happy to qualify into the semis. But a lot of areas to improve. It'a a short format, so sometimes when your main bowler doesn't bowl according to plan, so you need other bowlers to bowl. That's why Jemmy and I bowled today. To win the WT20, we need to be aggressive in the field. And today, we didn't bat according to our plans. Same with the bowlers, so need to improve in those areas. Against Australia, we need to be aggressive. If you want to win against them, you need to be aggressive.

Laura Delany: "Delighted with how we approached the game. We were superb in the first innings. To restrict them to 145 when they scored 195 against NZ is a big achievement. We were much sharper in the field today. Our batting has been exposed to better bowling attacks, and we're still trying to find the right balance with the batting order. We're pretty taken aback in this tournament. Players from other countries have been very supportive."

Mithali Raj is the Player of the Match "I'm sure my knee will get better," she says. "Today the wicket was quite challenging. The pitch was soft. And playing slower bowlers was difficult, but the partnership with Smriti was crucial. Hopefully we can get a better pitch next game. When someone (Smriti) is going through a lean patch, you need to give them positivity. This team has definitely improved since the last world cup. They're ready to put in the effort, and the way we've started off.. it's been incredible. And I want this team to play the finals. When we bat, we try and innovate to suit our format."

19.6
Poonam to Waldron, no run

full just outside off stump, and she tries to paddle sweep. But she misses, and Taniya removes the bails to signify the end of the game. India win by 52 runs and qualify into the semi-finals!

19.5
1
Poonam to Raack, 1 run

good length outside off, and cut off the back foot to point. Raack scampers across to get off the mark

19.4
Poonam to Raack, no run

full outside off stump, and spinning away once again. Raack looks to cut, but misses

19.3
Poonam to Raack, no run

good length outside off stump, and the ball stays low as it turns away. She misses the cut and Taniya must bend to collect the ball

19.2
1
Poonam to Waldron, 1 run

but just past the keeper! Length ball outside off, and cut with hard hands. Short third man must race to intercept

19.1
Poonam to Waldron, no run

full outside leg stump, and she tries to reverse paddle. But she misses the shot, and therefore it's not called a wide

Final over.

end of over 195 runs • 3 wickets
IRE-W: 91/8CRR: 4.78 • RRR: 55.00 • Need 55 from 6b
Mary Waldron1 (1)
Radha Yadav4-0-25-3
Harmanpreet Kaur4-0-10-1
18.6
W
Yadav to Maritz, OUT

another stumping! This is definitely the third one for Taniya. Full ball just outside off. She comes down the wicket to try and lift it over Radha, but the ball goes past her outside edge and Taniya was waiting to pounce on it

Lara Maritz st †Bhatia b Yadav 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.5
W
Yadav to Waldron, 1 run, OUT

full on middle stump, and nudged off the back foot to square leg. Richardson's not looking at the fielder, and she's going for the second. Waldron isn't even thinking of a second, and that means Richardson is stranded halfway. Hemalatha aims at the keeper's end, and Taniya whips the bails off in a flash

Eimear Richardson run out (Hemalatha/†Bhatia) 4 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
18.4
W
Yadav to Garth, OUT

that's her third stumping! But the stumping won't count since the ball grazed the stumps before it went into her gloves. Will go down as a 'bowled' on the stats column. It was a full ball on middle, that teasingly turned away from the batsman as she came down the wicket. A classical legbreak delivery to prise out another wicket

Kim Garth b Yadav 3 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
18.3
1
Yadav to Richardson, 1 run

good length outside off stump. She gets down on one knee to try and slog, but she misses the shot, and the keeper loses sight of it as well. Hits her body and dribbles away to short third man

Ayush Kumar: "17.4..if edged, how its not out??" -- Hit the keeper's gloves, but it wasn't taken

18.2
2
Yadav to Richardson, 2 runs

length ball just outside off, and she muscles a pull to deep midwicket for a couple

18.1
1
Yadav to Garth, 1 run

good length outside off stump, and cut off the back foot to deep point

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
IRE-W: 86/5CRR: 4.77 • RRR: 30.00 • Need 60 from 12b
Kim Garth2 (3)
Eimear Richardson1 (2)
Harmanpreet Kaur4-0-10-1
Deepti Sharma3-0-15-2

Stat: Deepti Sharma had earned India's first successful review at the 2017 World Cup. And she's done the same here in the 2018 World T20 as well. It was Sciver who was the victim in England, and it was Kavanagh here in Providence

17.6
1
Kaur to Garth, 1 run

length ball just outside off, and worked off her pads to deep midwicket

17.5
1
Kaur to Richardson, 1 run

length ball just outside off, and punched to cover off the back foot

17.4
Kaur to Richardson, no run

good length outside off stump. Looks to paddle this too, but edges the shot into the keeper's gloves

17.3
W
Kaur to Joyce, OUT

holes out! Full outside off stump, and she shuffles across to try and paddle this over the leg side. But it's nowhere close to perfectly timed, and Harmanpreet collects another wicket

Isobel Joyce c Poonam Yadav b Kaur 33 (38b 4x4 0x6) SR: 86.84
17.2
1
Kaur to Garth, 1 run

full on leg, and skidding through. Nudged off her pads to the leg side

17.1
1
Kaur to Joyce, 1 run

full just outside off stump, and swept off the back foot to deep backward square

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
IRE-W: 82/4CRR: 4.82 • RRR: 21.33 • Need 64 from 18b
Kim Garth0 (1)
Isobel Joyce32 (36)
Deepti Sharma3-0-15-2
Harmanpreet Kaur3-0-6-0
16.6
Sharma to Garth, no run

good length outside off, and the offbreak is inside-edged onto her pads while trying to cut

16.5
W
Sharma to Kavanagh, OUT

big appeal for lbw, but not given! Should India review? And they are! Length ball outside off, and skidding into her pads. Impact is near off stump, so surely this will be close. UltraEdge says there's no bat. What does ball-tracking say? It says...OUT! This would've clipped leg stump. The umpire must change his decision.

Shauna Kavanagh lbw b Sharma 2 (6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
Best performances - batsmen
Mithali Raj portrait
M Raj
51 runs (56)
4 fours
1 six
Control80%
Productive shot
flick
17 runs
1 four
0 sixes
1043097810
Smriti Mandhana portrait
S Mandhana
33 runs (29)
4 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
8 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
02455179
Best performances - bowlers
Radha Yadav portrait
RP Yadav
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
3
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
2W
Deepti Sharma portrait
DB Sharma
O
3
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
5
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
Match details
Providence Stadium, Guyana
TossIreland Women, elected to field first
SeriesICC Women's World T20
Season2018/19
Player Of The Match
Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj
Match numberT20 No. 526
Hours of play (local time)11.00 start, First Session 11.00-12.30, Interval 12.30-12.50, Second Session 12.50-14.20
Match days15 November 2018 - day match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Langton Rusere
New Zealand Image
Wayne Knights
TV Umpire
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Sue Redfern
Reserve Umpire
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Claire Polosak
Match Referee
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Richie Richardson
PointsIndia Women 2, Ireland Women 0