Team India reached semi-finals of T20 World Cup, beating Ireland by 5 runs through Duckworth-Lewis method
India vs Ireland, Women's T20 World Cup 2023: Team India has defeated Ireland by 5 runs in their third match by Duckworth-Lewis method. Ireland's team fell behind India by 5 runs in this rain-interrupted match. With this win, India's place in the semi-finals has been confirmed.
Team India defeated Ireland by 5 runs by Duckworth-Lewis method in their third match. In this match, India won the toss and decided to bat first, but due to rain in the middle, the match had to be stopped. According to the Duckworth-Lewis rule, Ireland's team was 5 runs behind India. With this win, India's place in the semi-finals has been confirmed. Before the match was stopped, Ireland's score was 54 runs for the loss of two wickets in 8 overs. Earlier, India gave Ireland a target of 156 runs. India posted a score of 155 for the loss of 6 wickets on the back of opener Smriti Mandhana's blistering 87. After facing 56 balls, she got out after scoring 87 runs with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes. In this very important match of the Women's T20 World Cup, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and decided to bat first.
Smriti Mandhana had a good chance to score a century but she lost her wicket trying to increase the team's score quickly. After facing 56 balls, she got out after scoring 87 runs with the help of 9 fours and 3 sixes.
Indian team's vice-captain Smriti Mandhana scored fifty in the second consecutive match. Mandhana completed her fifty off 40 balls with the help of 5 fours and 1 six. He completed his fifty by hitting six on the last ball of the 14th over.
Earlier, the first and last time the two countries met was in the 2018 T20 World Cup, in which India won by 52 runs. At the same time, India has won 12 out of 13 ODIs and one was cancelled due to rain. Thus far, including today, Ireland has not won a single match against India.
Playing XI of Team India:- Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Jemima Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Richa Ghosh (Wicketkeeper), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Renuka Thakur Singh
Ireland Playing XI: Amy Hunter, Gabby Lewis, Orla Prendergast, Eamer Richardson, Lewis Little, Laura Delany (c), Arlene Kelly, Mary Waldron (wk), Leah Paul, Cara Murray, Georgina Dempsey
The Duckworth-Lewis rule is very important in ODI and T20 formats. In a limited-overs cricket match, when the match is stopped due to rain or play is interrupted, then the Duckworth-Lewis rule is applied.
According to this rule, a new target is given to the team chasing the target in the remaining time after the rain. In setting the target, both the remaining wickets and the remaining overs are taken into account.