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Twitterati slams Ramesh Powar for dropping Mithali Raj in India's WT20 semis loss

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Nov 23, 2018, 11:42 am IST
Updated Nov 24, 2018, 12:40 pm IST
The Indian eves put up a poor show with the bat that saw them lose to England by 8 wickets.
Despite losing a couple of wickets early on, Heather Knight and Co coasted to a convincing victory in just 17.1 overs that brought an end to India’s campaign. (Photo: BCCI)
 Despite losing a couple of wickets early on, Heather Knight and Co coasted to a convincing victory in just 17.1 overs that brought an end to India’s campaign. (Photo: BCCI)

Antigua: India failed to decode the England puzzle as they crashed out of the ICC Women’s World T20 semi-finals after an eight-wicket loss on Friday. Batting first, the Women in Blue put up a poor show with the bat, bundling out for 112 in 19.4 overs with opener Smriti Mandhana (33 of 24 balls) the highest scorer.

However, as the Indian eves failed to struggle slow wicket, Twitterati raged at coach Ramesh Powar and the team management's decision of leaving out experienced campaigner Mithali Raj in such an important contest.

 

Despite losing a couple of wickets early on, Heather Knight and Co coasted to a convincing victory in just 17.1 overs that brought an end to India’s campaign.

"Whatever we decided, we decided for the team. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, no regrets. I'm proud of the way my girls played through the tournament," captain Harmanpreet Kaur said at the post-match presentation party.

"This is a learning for us because we are a young team. Sometimes you have to change your game according to the wicket. England bowled really well, read the wicket really well. It was not an easy total to chase, and our bowlers bowled really well. We stretched the match till the 18th over. I think we are a young team and we still need to work on our mental strength. If we can work on how to play under pressure, that will change how we play these games," she added.

England face Australia in the final on Sunday.

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