Women's T20 World Cup: Harmanpreet, Jemimah efforts in vain as Australia reach final with a five-run win
After Australia's big players stepped up to make 172/4, India's top three aggregated only 15 runs among themselves. Harmanpreet and Jemimah rose to the occasion by making 52 and 43 respectively while spearheading the chase with a brilliant 69-run stand off 41 balls.
Women's T20 World Cup: Beth Mooney hits fifty, Meg Lanning slams 49* as Australia post 172/4 against India
Australia's big players lived up to their reputation of coming good in a crunch knockout game as Beth, in her 37-ball knock, hit seven fours and a six apart from earning a reprieve, while Meg was outstanding in her 34-ball unconquered stay, hitting four boundaries and two sixes, to make up for a slow start to take 103 runs off the last ten overs.
Women's T20 World Cup: Australia win toss, elect to bat first against India in first semifinal
Hours before the semifinal, India's fast-bowling all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar was ruled out of the remainder of the tournament with an upper respiratory tract infection, with Sneh Rana named as her replacement in the squad. There were concerns over Harmanpreet Kaur's availability due to fever but is now fit to play in the semi-final.
Portugal, Haiti through to FIFA Women's World Cup after play-off wins
Haiti has qualified for the elite tournament for the first time after a thrilling 2-1 victory over Chile in the Group B final of the Play-off Tournament held here, reports Xinhua news agency. Meanwhile, Portugal beat Cameroon 2-1 in the Group A final to reach the Women's World Cup finals in nearby Hamilton.
Women's T20 World Cup: Australia are a strong team but we can beat them also, says Richa Ghosh
Australia, defending champions in the competition, head into the semi-finals as firm favourites, especially with a 3-2 upper hand over India in Women's T20 World Cup matches. Moreover, Australia got the better of India in the 2020 Women's T20 World Cup final at the MCG and Commonwealth Games gold medal match last year in Birmingham.
Women's T20 World Cup: England script history, thrash Pakistan by 114 runs
The England batters warmed up for the knockout stages with a thrilling display, smashing Pakistan's attack to all corners of Newlands as they reached 213/5 in their 20 overs, reports ICC. And the reply never really got going as Pakistan ended their tournament in disappointing fashion, managing to avoid being bowled out, but finishing on 99/9.
Women's T20 World Cup: We will give 100%, says Harmanpreet as India reach semis
India reached the last-four stage by beating Ireland via DL Method in a match affected by rain. India defeated Ireland by five runs via DL Method after the European team could manage only 54/2 in 8.2 overs chasing India's score of 155/6 in 20 overs. They eventually fell short of the revised target by five runs. Earlier, opener Smriti Mandhana hammered a 56-ball 87.