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In pics | India vs Ireland, Women’s T20 WC: Mithali Raj’s half-century secures semi-final berth

Catch all the top moments from the ICC Women’s World T20 group stage encounter between India and Ireland played at Guyana National Stadium, Providence, West Indies.

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With a semi-final berth up for grabs India came into the match riding high on confidence after back-to-back victories against New Zealand and Pakistan. Ireland on the other hand lost both their opening fixtures against Australia and Pakistan. Ireland skipper Laura Delany won the toss and opted to bowl. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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With a semi-final berth up for grabs India came into the match riding high on confidence after back-to-back victories against New Zealand and Pakistan. Ireland on the other hand lost both their opening fixtures against Australia and Pakistan. Ireland skipper Laura Delany won the toss and opted to bowl. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

The Indian openers started well as they added 67 runs for the first wicket. The partnership ended in the 10th over when Smriti Mandana was castled by Kim Garth. Mandana was outdone by the change of pace from the Irish bowler. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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The Indian openers started well as they added 67 runs for the first wicket. The partnership ended in the 10th over when Smriti Mandana was castled by Kim Garth. Mandana was outdone by the change of pace from the Irish bowler. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

Following Mandana’s dismissal, Jemimah Rodrigues came to the crease and added a brisk 18 off 11 deliveries. Rodrigues attacked the bowlers while Mithali adopted a measured approach as the duo added 40 runs off just 27 deliveries. Rodrigues was stumped in the 15th over as India were reduced to 107/2. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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Following Mandana’s dismissal, Jemimah Rodrigues came to the crease and added a brisk 18 off 11 deliveries. Rodrigues attacked the bowlers while Mithali adopted a measured approach as the duo added 40 runs off just 27 deliveries. Rodrigues was stumped in the 15th over as India were reduced to 107/2. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

Mithali notched up her second consecutive fifty in the tournament in the 18th over off 54 balls. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy could add just seven and nine runs respectively before returning to the dug-out. Mithali too was dismissed soon after on 51 runs. India managed to reach 145/6 after 20 overs. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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Mithali notched up her second consecutive fifty in the tournament in the 18th over off 54 balls. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Veda Krishnamurthy could add just seven and nine runs respectively before returning to the dug-out. Mithali too was dismissed soon after on 51 runs. India managed to reach 145/6 after 20 overs. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

Pacer Mansi Joshi who came into the side for this game, gave India a great start conceding just 12 runs in her three-over opening spell. She even bowled out a maiden in the 3rd over to opener Gaby Lewis. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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Pacer Mansi Joshi who came into the side for this game, gave India a great start conceding just 12 runs in her three-over opening spell. She even bowled out a maiden in the 3rd over to opener Gaby Lewis. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

The pressure got to the openers as Lewis inside edged a Deepti Sharma delivery onto the stumps in the 6th over. The Indian spinners ensured that they maintained the pressure, tying the batters down with their slowness through the air. The total eventually proved too much for Ireland who finished with 93/8 on the board after 20 overs. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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The pressure got to the openers as Lewis inside edged a Deepti Sharma delivery onto the stumps in the 6th over. The Indian spinners ensured that they maintained the pressure, tying the batters down with their slowness through the air. The total eventually proved too much for Ireland who finished with 93/8 on the board after 20 overs. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

Mithali Raj was named the player of the match for her fighting half-century which took India to a decent total. Radha Yadav was the most effective bowler for India, picking up three wickets while giving away just 25 runs in 4 overs. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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Mithali Raj was named the player of the match for her fighting half-century which took India to a decent total. Radha Yadav was the most effective bowler for India, picking up three wickets while giving away just 25 runs in 4 overs. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

India qualified for the semi-finals with the win, which also meant that Ireland, Pakistan and New Zealand were eliminated. (Image: icc-cricket.com)
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India qualified for the semi-finals with the win, which also meant that Ireland, Pakistan and New Zealand were eliminated. (Image: icc-cricket.com)

First Published on Nov 16, 2018 09:25 pm
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