Indian women team has had to face the second successive defeat in the ICC Women’s World Cup. On Wednesday, Australia defeated the Indian team with eight wickets. Batting first on the half century of Poonam Raut (106) and Captain Mithali Raj (69), the Indian team, who scored seven wickets in 50 overs, and 226 runs were unable to save this target in front of Australian batsmen.

ICC Women's World Cup 2017: India's second defeat, Australia secured a semi-final berth
Australia achieved the target by losing two wickets in 45.1 overs in the wake of captain Meg Lanning (unbeaten 76) and Ellyse Perry (60 not out). After this defeat, India’s semi-finals have become difficult. India have to play their next and final league match against New Zealand on July 15.

The current winner Australia, following the target of 227 runs on Wednesday, got a good start. Nicole Bolton (36) and Beth Mooney (45) added 62 runs for the first wicket. Bolton was dismissed by leg-spinner Poonam Yadav to give India the first breakthrough. Lanning took the wicket on the wicket, not to the end. Mooney, along with the captain, crossed the 100 mark to the team. Running out for the half-century, Runny out in the hurry to take Muni runs back.

Lanning got Ellyse Perry out of here, and both shared a 124-run third-wicket partnership for the team. Player of the match was selected for 88 balls in eight innings and one six-wicket haul in the innings. Parry faced 67 balls and hit eight boundaries.

Earlier, despite the best partnership for the second wicket between openers Poonam and Mithali, the Indian team could not make a big goal for Australia. Mithali and Poonam certainly did not let the wickets fall, but the two batsmen could not sharpen the run rate. Australian bowlers prevented them from imposing big shots.

India did not get a good start and left-handed batsman Smriti Mandhana (3) could not show off the bat again. He returned to the pavilion on the total score of nine. Mithali and Poonam took the lead and gave Australia the warmth for the wicket. Both of them slowly pushed the innings and made a century partnership of 157 runs at an average of 4.22 in 37.1 overs.

During this partnership, Mithali recorded a new record in his name. He became the highest run-getter in ODI cricket. In this case he overturned England batsman Charlotte Edwards, who scored 5,992 runs. Mithali got this historic achievement after taking a run on the fourth ball of the 29th over.

Megastar and Ellyse Perry took two wickets each from Oz. Gardner and Kristen Beams had one success. India’s batsmen were run out.