On Thursday at Newlands in Cape Town, India and Australia faced off in the semi-final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 and India Lost to Australia. Australia who are the defending champions, advanced to the final, while India lost to Australia with close margin. Australia who have a record five T20 World Cup titles and are captained by Meg Lanning, are expected to be the clear favorites. India, on the other hand, have not been at their best in the World Cup and, although they won three games in the group stage, none of their victories were achieved convincingly.
When it comes to their past encounters, Australia have emerged victorious in 22 out of 30 matches against India, while India have managed to win seven, with one match ending in a no result. In their last 10 T20Is, India have won only one, whereas Australia have won eight, with one match finishing in a no result.
The last time these two teams faced off in a T20 World Cup was in the 2020 edition, where Australia won by 85 runs in the final. Similarly, in the semi-final match of the T20 World Cup 2023 held today, Australia once again emerged victorious over India, this time by a margin of 5 runs.
In terms of head-to-head records in T20 World Cups, Australia hold a 4-2 lead over India.
In terms of T20I matches between India and Australia, Beth Mooney tops the batting chart with 763 runs in 21 matches at an average of 48 and a strike rate of 127. Following her is Harmanpreet Kaur with 728 runs in 29 matches at an average of 28 and a strike rate of 109. Smriti Mandhana is in third position with 623 runs in 21 matches at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 131.
|Batter||Matches||Runs||Average||Strike Rate||Highest Score|
|Beth Mooney (AUS)||21||763||47.68||126.74||89*|
|Harmanpreet Kaur (IND)||29||728||28.00||109.14||65|
|Smriti Mandhana (IND)||21||623||31.15||131.15||83|
|Meg Lanning (AUS)||21||508||29.88||104.52||49|
|Alyssa Healy (AUS)||25||464||24.42||141.89||90|
The top wicket-taker in T20I matches between India and Australia is Ellyse Perry, who has taken 24 wickets in 25 matches at an economy rate of 5.43. Jess Jonassen and Deepti Sharma follow her in second and third place, respectively. Jess has taken 21 wickets in 18 matches at an economy rate of 5.61, while Deepti has taken 21 wickets in 18 matches at an economy rate of 7.32.
|Bowler||Matches||Wickets||Economy Rate||Average||Best Bowling|
|Ellyse Perry (AUS)||25||24||5.43||15.20||4/12|
|Jess Jonassen (AUS)||18||21||5.61||13.76||5/12|
|Deepti Sharma (IND)||18||21||7.32||21.33||2/24|
|Ashleigh Gardner (AUS)||18||19||6.83||18.94||3/16|
|Megan Schutt (AUS)||15||18||7.53||24.77||4/18|
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