Alana King
Alana King. (Photograph by Charles McQuillan/Getty Pictures)

Event favourites Australia romped Barbados of their second fixture of the CWG 2022 Ladies’s T20 event on Sunday, thirty first of July as Meg Lanning’s aspect grew to become the primary aspect to qualify for the semi-finals. However the Aussie skipper was left embarrassed on the sector after dropping a sitter, which might have earned star spinner Alana King a hat-trick on the historic event.

The Australian group by no means let the Caribbean aspect get away of their batting innings and had them underneath their leash. Barbados have been languishing at 53/6 after the top of 14 overs, and their distress was compounded within the subsequent over when Alana King dismissed two Barbadian batters on the third and fourth supply of the over.

The leggie was on a hat-trick on the fifth ball, and when the batter edged it towards Lanning, who was stationed on the first slip. King was on the point of turning into solely the second Aussie cricketer to seize at hattrick in Ladies’s T20. However to the utter disbelief of everybody, Lanning failed to understand an absolute dolly. She planted her head on the Edgbaston floor within the aftermath of the occasion and had a grimace on her face.

“I’ll have nightmares, I wished to dig a gap and leap in it as fast as I may. I attempted my greatest and I dropped it,  wasn’t overly happy, let’s put it that manner. I used to be simply dissatisfied for Kingy. She was bowling so effectively, and to let her down like that was not splendid. However that’s cricket, I assume. I used to be simply eager to contribute. I used to be pouncing on some free balls once I acquired them and giving myself an opportunity, and it felt like I used to be in a position to do this,”Lanning stated within the post-match interview.

The 30-year-old set free her frustration with the bat as she helped Australia steamroll Barbados by 9 wickets with a blistering unbeaten knock of 36 off simply 21 deliveries.

I’m attempting to get a wicket with each ball I bowl: Alana King

In reality, the Ladies in Yellow’s victory was sealed on the midway mark when star leggie Alana King dismantled the Barbadian batting line-up with devastating bowling figures of 4/8 in her quota of 4 overs. Though she was denied a hat-trick after the skipper’s mishap on the sector, she was completely happy along with her efficiency which led to her aspect’s victory.

“That’s cricket, proper? Nobody means to drop a ball or something. It’s simply the best way the sport goes, however I’m simply completely happy that I may contribute in any manner I can. Each ball I bowl, I’m attempting to get a wicket in order that was no completely different nevertheless it caught the skin edge, and yeah, that’s simply cricket, I assume. However I’m simply actually pleased with how I performed right this moment,” King stated to the press.



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