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Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 semi-final: Heartbreak for billions as Australia beat India by 5 runs

Harmanpreet Kaur of India plays a shot during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Semi Final match between Australia and India at Newlands Stadium on February 23, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

A valiant half-century from India captain Harmanpreet Kaur (52 off 34) went in vain as India lost the semi-final of the women’s T20 World Cup 2023 against defending champions Australia by only five runs at the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town on Thursday (23).

India saw skipper Kaur (52) and Jemimah Rodrigues (43 off 24) give them a sight of victory before falling just short of the target after losing quick wickets.

Australia, for whom Beth Mooney hit 54 and skipper Meg Lanning made an undefeated 49, will face either England or South Africa in Sunday’s (26) final.

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