India beat Eire by 52 runs to enter the semi-finals of the ICC Girls’s World T20 on Thursday. Batting first, India scored 145 for six with Mithali Raj scoring 51 off 56 balls and Smriti Mandhana supporting with 33 off 29 balls.
In reply, Eire may handle solely 93/eight in 20 overs as Deepti Sharma bought 2 fo 15 in Three overs. Radha Yadav picked 3/25 in four overs.
India produced a below-par batting efficiency managing solely 145 for six in opposition to Eire, using on a painstaking half-century from former skipper Mithali Raj, of their penultimate group league encounter of the ICC Girls’s World T20 right here Thursday.
Promoted to open the batting, veteran Mithali (51 off 56 balls) added 67 runs in 10 overs with Smriti Mandhana (33, 29 balls) however the innings by no means gained required momentum on a monitor that remained a bit damp as a consequence of in a single day showers.
The choice to herald Jemimah Rodrigues at No 3, did not fairly work out nicely as Mithali by no means bought going regardless of hitting 4 boundaries and a six.
Having successfully scored 22 off 5 deliveries, Mithali scored one other 21 off 51 balls. Her failure to rotate the strike did have an effect on the momentum as soon as Mandhana was bowled by medium pacer Kim Garth, attempting a wild slog. She hit 4 boundaries and a six.
Younger Rodrigues hit three fours in his 11-ball-18 however was stumped off Laura Delany’s huge supply when she tried to offer cost.
Skipper Harmanpreet hit a six however was quickly dismissed. As wickets fell at one finish, Mithali could not shift gears on the different finish. She was lastly out within the 19th over, deceived by a slower supply from Garth however India’s probabilities of placing up a considerable whole had gone up in smoke by then.