Women’s World Cup: Harmanpreet Kaur showed excellent awareness to sack Lizelle Lee.© AFP
India now face South Africa in a must -win match in the ICC Women’s World Cup on Sunday. Mithali Raj and his teammates need to win this match to secure a place in the semi -finals while defeat will see them eliminated. Hitting first, Shafali Verma, Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana scored for half a century to help India record 274/7 in the 50 overs allotted. Defending the volume will require Team India to be at their best and this is what Harmanpreet Kaur did to get the better of Lizelle Lee.
In South Africa’s fifth half, defeated by Meghna Singh, Lizelle Lee went for a risky single but Harmanpreet was fully alert and managed to make a direct shot to send Lee packing.
Laura Wolvaardt cut the ball to the center right of the wicket. Harmanpreet moved fast, picking up the ball and scoring a straight shot to catch Lee less than his fold.
Watch: Harmanpreet Kaur’s great continuous shot to sideline Lizelle Lee:
In the ongoing match, India won the throw and made the first shot. The team recorded 274/7 in the 50 overs allocated. Shafali, Mithali and Mandhana all scored for half a century.
Mandhana was the top scorer with 71 hits.
If India fail to defend 274 teams, the West Indies will be the fourth team to qualify for the semi -finals besides Australia, South Africa and England. If India limit South Africa to 173 or below, then they will finish in third place in the points table.
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