Yastika Bhatia And Sneh Rana Kept Indian Hopes Alive

Yastika Bhatia And Sneh Rana Kept Indian Hopes Alive
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Brilliant performances by Yastika Bhatia and Sneh Rana kept India’s semi-final hopes alive by registering a massive 110-run win over Bangladesh. Yastika Bhatia scored 50 runs and Sneh Rana delivered a beautiful spell of 30 runs for 4 wickets. Thanks to a brilliant performance, the Indian team defeated Bangladesh by 110 runs in a one-sided fashion in the match played here on Tuesday in the ICC ODI World Cup. With this, the Indian team won the third match in the 6 matches played in the World Cup. India left behind West Indies in the points table to take third place. With this win, the defending runners-up have kept their hopes of reaching the semi-finals alive.

229 runs scored by the strength of the top order

Batting first after winning the toss, the Indian team made a challenging score of 229 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs due to the excellent performance of their top-order batsmen. However, captain Mithali Raj‘s poor form continued and she could not even open the account here. Apart from Yastika, opener Smriti Mandhana scored 30 runs, and Shefali Verma scored 42 runs while Richa Ghosh scored 26 runs. Sneh scored 27 runs and Pooja Vastrakar scored 30 runs not out.

The road to the semi-finals becomes a little easier

Now India has to play its last league match against South Africa. If India wins this match, then it will be final to reach the semi-finals. Despite the defeat, the team’s hopes will not be completely over. Because even if West Indies lose the final match to South Africa, India’s road to the semi-finals will be easy.

The Indian bowlers also caused great damage to Bangladesh

In reply to Indian teams batting, the Bangladesh team was bundled out after scoring 119 runs in 40.3 overs. Sneh Rana took four wickets. Apart from Sneh among the Indian bowlers, experienced Jhulan Goswami scored 19 for 2, Pooja 26 for 2. Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Poonam Yadav took a wicket each.

Questions are being raised on the Player of the Match

Fans have raised questions on the player of the match award given to Yastika Bhatia, who scored 50 runs in this match. In comments on social media, fans said that Sneh Rana, who has contributed significantly to India’s victory by taking 4 wickets apart from scoring 27 runs in the match, deserved this award. While Yastika scored 50 runs

ICC Women’s World Cup Ranking

TeamMatches PlayedWonLostScore PointsRun Rate
South Africa54180.092
West Indies6336-0.885
New Zealand6244-0.229

Australia beats South Africa by five wickets

Australia hit the winning six. Captain Meg Lanning scored an unbeaten 135 as Australia beat South Africa by five wickets in another World Cup match to register their sixth consecutive win in the tournament. Batting first, South Africa scored 271 for five wickets. Australian team scored 272 runs for five wickets in 45.2 overs and won the match.

Meg Lanning scored the 15th ODI century of his career here. It is her third century in the World Cup. South Africa will now have to win both upcoming matches to secure a place in the last four.