India lost to Australia by five runs in the Women’s T20 World Cup quarterfinal on Thursday night. Harmanpreet Kaur was the captain of the Indian squad. Australia made a huge 172/4 in 20 overs after electing to bat first, due to Meg Lanning’s 49* and Beth Mooney’s 54, respectively. Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues gave Team India some hope after they subsequently lost three wickets in four overs. Australia swiftly proceeded to their sixth consecutive final in the history of the Women’s T20 World Cup, while India ultimately lost by five runs.
One event that affected the result was Harmanpreet Kaur’s peculiar run out throughout the entire game. In the 15th over of India’s chase, Harmanpreet Kaur sprinted for a single on Georgia Wareham’s delivery. She completed a single, but when she tried to go back for a second, her bat got stuck in the middle, stopping her from going back to the crease. As the Indian skipper was out for 52, wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy acted swiftly and pulled the bails off.
Disgusted by Harmanpreet’s dismissal, she stormed off and stomped angrily towards the dugout. The other teammates responded in a similar manner as everyone looked on in shock.