Poonam Yadav vows that India will come back stronger

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After losing the Women’s T20 World Cup finals, Indian spinner Poonam Yadav has vowed to come back stronger and pitch in with a better showing in the Women’s 50-over World Cup that will be held in January next year.

“Congratulations to the @AusWomenCricket on winning the @T20WorldCup! It was an extremely good tournament for us @BCCIWomen and we will definitely aim to come back stronger,” Poonam tweeted.

India had lost the highly anticipated finals against the Aussie Women side by 85 runs. In the match, the Women in Blue were out for just 99 after they had been set a target of 185 to chase.

In the edition Down Under, Poonam scalped up ten wickets, including a four-wicket haul against the hosts Australia in the tournament opener that India had won. The Indian Eves won all four league games and qualified for the semis as the top-ranked team from Group A. However, the rain washed off their semis match against the England Eves, which meant that they qualified for the summit clash.

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Australia, who had finished second in Group A, defeated South Africa by five runs in the semis to qualify.

In the finals, the Australians opted to bat first in front of a packed MCG that had more than 86,000 spectators. The openers got the team to a flier with Alyssa Healy and Beth Moonet playing important knocks of 75 and 78 respectively to take the Australian score to a competitive 184 for 4 in the 20 overs.

In reply, the Indians got off to the worst possible start as bowlers Megan Schutt and Jess Jonassen picked up four and three wickets respectively to bundle out the Indian Eves for 99 runs.

The Indians, however, should take heart from their showing in the edition. The youngsters in the side, including Shafali Verma and Jemimah Rodrigues, were stellar in the league stages, and the team have plenty of talent to make a mark in New Zealand next year.


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