Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

India Ladies suffered a shock 13-run defeat towards rivals Pakistan Ladies of their fourth match of the Ladies’s Asia Cup 2022 event on Friday. The Indian bowlers did a great job to limit Pakistan on 137/6 whereas bowling first however the batters struggled to chase the goal and had been bowled out on 124 runs in 19.4 overs at Sylhet Worldwide Cricket Stadium.

The Indian administration fielded a robust eleven after experimenting with totally different combos within the final two matches towards Malaysia and UAE. The Indian batters managed to put up 181 and 178-run totals on the scoreboard whereas batting first within the earlier matches. So Pakistani skipper Bismah Maroof elected to bat first within the high-voltage conflict. 

Whereas chasing a simple 138-run goal, India misplaced opener S Meghana and Jemimah Rodrigues inside powerplay overs. India’s greatest partnership got here for the sixth wicket when in-form all-rounder Deepti Sharma and captain Harmanpreet Kaur managed to keep away from a collapse. However the Indian batters saved dropping wickets whereas attempting to go for the massive pictures.

Within the center overs, we weren’t capable of take singles and rotate strike: Harmanpreet Kaur

Wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh got here after six wickets went down and smashed 26 runs off simply 13 balls with the assistance of three sixes to maintain India’s hopes alive until the tip nevertheless it was not sufficient. Harmanpreet, who batted within the quantity seven place towards Pakistan, said that the administration meant to provide the possibility to different batters within the center order. 

“Within the center, we had been attempting to provide the possibility to different batters, which value us at this time. As a result of you need to try this because the event goes on, nevertheless it backfired. It was a chaseable goal. Within the center overs, we weren’t capable of take singles and rotate strike, we performed too many dot balls,” stated Harmanpreet within the post-match presentation.

India subsequent face Bangladesh Ladies, who beat them within the closing of the final version of the event in 2018, with lower than 24 hours to organize themselves. The Indian administration is unlikely to make the identical mistake of fixing batters’ positions within the center order towards Bangladesh. Harmanpreet additionally said that they won’t be taking Bangladesh or another workforce flippantly.

“We’re conscious of that and by no means take any workforce flippantly. It is part of the sport. Yesterday, Thailand performed a great sport. As we speak, they (Pakistan) performed good cricket, they usually got here up trumps and deserved to win it. Going ahead, we have to work on these areas and be sturdy,” added Harmanpreet.