Indian team’s star all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s bat caught fire against Australia and took Team India to a strong score of 172.
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The Indian women’s team has started preparations for the T20 World Cup to be held in South Africa next year. With the five-match T20 series against Australia, the Indian team has started testing itself for this World Cup and in the very first match, it also got some good news, in which star all-rounder Deepti Sharma’s excellent finishing touch with the bat is the most important. Remained, which took India to a strong score. Deepti made such a rain of fours in her short innings, which put Australia in worry.
Team India batted first in the first T20 match of the series on Friday 9 December in Navi Mumbai. India’s top-order opening pair of Shefali Verma and Smriti Mandhana got off to a blistering start, but the Indian innings faltered in the middle order, which young wicket-keeper batsman Richa Ghosh also stormed into and laid the foundation for the team to post a strong total. Deepti Sharma built a big score building on the foundation.
4 consecutive fours in the last over
The left-handed Indian batsman, who came to the crease on the last ball of the 17th over, started beating the Australian bowlers as soon as they arrived. Deepti first hit two fours on Annabel Sutherland in the 18th over. Then in the 19th over, veteran spinner Ashley Gardner also hit two consecutive boundaries. Deepti did the real blast in the last over.
In the over of Australia’s most experienced and best fast bowler Megan Schutt, Deepti created panic by hitting four consecutive fours.
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Deepti’s smoky batting
India got 18 runs in this over, on the basis of which Team India made a strong score of 172 losing 5 wickets in 20 overs. Deepti Sharma obviously proved to be the biggest star of the Indian innings. This veteran all-rounder hit an indiscriminate 36 runs (not out) in just 16 balls innings, hitting 8 fours.
Shefali-Richa also rained
Recently, Shefali Verma, who was made the captain of the Indian team for the Under-19 World Cup, also batted well and hit 21 runs (2 fours, 2 sixes) in 10 balls. At the same time, Richa Ghosh, who was selected for the Under-19 World Cup, also showed her mettle and wrapped up 36 runs (5 fours, 2 sixes) in 20 balls.