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The Indian team has played a total of five knockout matches in the last 10 years. It is unfortunate that opener Smriti Mandhana's bat did not work in all the five matches. Let us know the performance of Smriti Mandhana in ICC knockout matches.
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The Indian women's cricket team is out of the ICC T20 World Cup. In the semi-finals, they were defeated by defending champions Australia by five runs in a thrilling match. India's dream has been broken by the Kangaroo team for the second consecutive time in this tournament. Last time he defeated Team India in the final of T20 World Cup as well. The Indian team has played a total of five knockout matches in the last 10 years. During this only he has won. It is unfortunate that opener Smriti Mandhana's bat did not work in all the five matches.
This time Mandhana was in excellent form. He had scored innings of 10, 52 and 87 in the three matches before the semi-finals. Mandhana had raised hopes after scoring two half-centuries in two consecutive matches. It seemed that this time she would give victory to Team India in the semi-finals, but it did not happen. She got out after scoring only two runs. Mandhana landed in a knockout match for the fifth time in her career. She has not been able to score even a single half-century so far. During this, his highest score has been 34 runs. Let's know how Mandhana has performed in the knockout matches of ICC tournaments every time.
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India faced Australia in the semi-finals. Team India had a chance to reach the final of the ODI World Cup. The Indian women's team won the toss and decided to bat. Smriti Mandhana was the first player to be dismissed. She could only score six runs. But the good thing is that Team India won this match, India scored 281 runs for four wickets in 42 overs. In reply Australia were bundled out for 245 runs in 40.1 overs. India won the match by 36 runs. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored an unbeaten 171 off 115 balls. She was chosen player of the match.
Team India faced England in the final. England won the toss and decided to bat first at Lord's. He scored 228 runs for seven wickets in 50 overs. Team India had an easy target in front of them. It was believed that the Indian women's team would win the World Cup. Smriti Mandhana once again failed to get the team off to a good start. She got out for zero. Poonam Raut scored 86 and Harmanpreet scored 51 runs. The Indian team was all out for 219 runs in 48.4 overs. England became the champions by winning the match by nine runs.
England's challenge was in front of India in the semi-finals of the Women's T20 World Cup. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and decided to bat first. Smriti Mandhana once again failed in the knockout match. He started well but failed to play big innings. Mandhana returned to the pavilion after scoring 34 off 23 balls. India got all out for 112 runs in 19.3 overs. England won the match by scoring 116 runs for two wickets in 17.1 overs.
England's challenge was in front of India in the semi-finals. The match did not take place due to rain. India had the advantage of topping the group. She reached the final of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup for the first time. Team India faced Australia in the title match. Australia decided to bat first in a packed stadium in Melbourne. He scored 184 runs for four wickets in 20 overs. In response, Team India was reduced to 99 runs. Smriti Mandhana could only score 11 runs off eight balls.
India faced Australia in the semi-finals in Cape Town, South Africa. Team India was out to avenge the defeat in the 2020 final. Defending champions Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. He scored 172 runs for four wickets in 20 overs. In response, Team India could only manage 167 runs for eight wickets in 20 overs. India lost by five runs in a very close match. Smriti Mandhana once again failed in the knockout match. She could only score two runs.
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