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India keep World Cup semifinal hopes alive as Australia crush South Africa

India established Bangladesh a target of 230 in Hamilton and afterwards skittled them for 119 in 40.3 overs to maintain active their playoff hopes

India improved their Ladies’s Cricket Globe Mug semifinal potential customers with a squashing 110-run sway Bangladesh on Tuesday, as a century from Australia captain Meg Lanning powered the competition favourites to a five-wicket success over South Africa.

India established Bangladesh a target of 230 in Hamilton and afterwards skittled them for 119 in 40.3 overs to maintain active their playoff hopes.

In Tuesday’s various other suit, in Wellington, Lanning shattered an unbeaten 135 as Australia travelled previous South Africa’s 271-5.

It leaves formerly unbeaten South Africa in a scrap for the 3 various other semifinal berths with India, the West Indies as well as England. Australia were currently right into the last 4.

India selected to bat as well as seemed travelling at 74 without loss in the 15th over when Smriti Mandhana was rejected for 30.

It stimulated a mini-collapse which saw India shed 2 arches in succeeding rounds without contributing to ball game as Shafali Verma was puzzled on 42 as well as Mithali Raj captured for a first-ball duck.

India got in the last 10 overs at 165-5 as well as their racking up energy showed up to have actually delayed when Yastika Bhatia was rejected for 50.

However Pooja Vastrakar as well as Sneh Rana integrated for a helpful 48-run stand that aided offer India’s bowlers a decent total amount to safeguard.

Bangladesh’s run chase never ever fired up despite limited bowling from India highlighted by 4 arches for 30 from Rana.

There was some middle-order resistance from Salma Khatun, that made 32, as well as Lata Mondal, 24, however they never ever resembled attracting India’s target.

The suit in between Australia as well as South Africa combined the only 2 unbeaten groups at this year’s competition.

With Australia currently via to the semifinals, South Africa had much more to bet as a win would certainly have secured a place in the leading 4.

They established a strong target of 272 off the rear of 90 from Laura Woolvardt however Australia’s powerful batting line-up conveniently revamped the target with 28 rounds to save.

” We had an excellent initial innings as well as 270 was par, on one more day the bowling strike would certainly have protected it,” claimed South Africa captain Sune Luus.

” We simply shed it a little bit on the area as well as possibly shed a little emphasis … it will not take place once more.”

Australia placed South Africa in to bat after winning the throw however battled to make very early invasions as Woolvardt as well as Lizelle Lee placed on an 88-run opening collaboration.

Woolvardt scratched her 4th successive half-century at the competition, sustained by Luus’s run-a-ball 52 as well as Marizanne Kapp’s 30 off 21 rounds.

Australia’s openers left inexpensively however captain Lanning tipped up to assist the six-time champs to 146-3 after 25 overs.

” It type of ended up being clear to me that I needed to bat via after we shed a number of very early arches,” she claimed.

It was Lanning’s 15th ODI century as well as resulted 92 rounds, consisting of 13 fours as well as one 6.

Tahlia McGrath was Australia’s following ideal batter on 32, with Lanning’s colleagues web content to play cameo functions.

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