Harmanpreet Kaur was preparing for a huge fight against Australia in the semi-finals. Kaur is concerned of the task that awaits her teammates, but she is certain that they will give their best against the reigning champions.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s Team India defeated Ireland in a rain-affected game to advance to the semi-finals of the 2017 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa. The Ladies in Blue will play the powerful Australian team in the knockout round, and the Indian captain has committed to give their all against the reigning champs.
Team India advanced to their third consecutive T20 World Cup semi-final after beating Ireland by five runs using the D/L system. They will, however, face Australia in their next encounter, a familiar rival that has frequently proven to be a step too far for the Asian squad.
Harmanpreet Kaur is concerned of the task that awaits her teammates, but she is certain that they will give their best against the reigning champions. Kaur described the game as a “do or die” situation, but she expected her team to rise to the challenge.
I just wanted to go up and hang out in the middle: Harmanpreet Kaur
Speaking about the game, Kaur lauded India’s graceful opener Smriti Mandhana, who established the groundwork for India’s triumph with a stunning 87 off 56 deliveries. Despite a middle-order collapse, Mandhana’s effort drove India to a difficult total of 155 runs on a slow wicket.
“That was a good game for us. Smriti got runs, which is crucial for us. We get a nice total whenever she gives us starters. “I just wanted to go up and spend some time in the middle since I don’t have much time to do that,” the Indian captain explained.