India won the opening match against host Australia in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in a thrilling game in Sydney. Spearheaded by spinner Poonam Yadav, the Women in Blue won against the defending champions leaving fans overjoyed. After scoring a total of 132, India defeated them by 17 runs, and at the helm of it all was Yadav who bagged four wickets.
As team India finished the game in style, cricket buffs couldn’t keep calm and showered heaps of praise on Yadav for her stunning performance supported brilliantly by wicket-keeper Taniya Bhatia. Although she missed a hat-trick, registering match-winning figures of 4/19, in 12 balls, she sent back three Aussie batswomen back to the pavilion — Alyssa Healy (51), Ellyse Perry (0), and Rachael Haynes (0).
As Yadav became the player of the match, Indian fans across the globe can’t stop rooting for the team for kicking off the tournament in epic style.
— SunnyMasand 🇮🇳 (@SunnyMasand) February 21, 2020
What a spell by Ponam Yadav 👍 and a Brilliant Inning by Deepti Sharma under pressure 👍#AUSvIND
— JAYDEEP PATEL (@JAYDEEP31356991) February 21, 2020
— ashu 🇮🇳 (@ashutosh2369) February 21, 2020
Wow this performance by 🙌🔥🤩 @poonam_yadav24
1 1 1 6 W 0 4 1 W W 0 0 0 0 1 0 W 0 1 0 1nb 0 0 1 1
— Sharique (@Jerseyno93) February 21, 2020
Wonderful victory for #TeamIndia at the #T20WorldCup !!! To defend a score of 132 against this Aussie batting line up is a special effort. Hats off to all the ladies & Poonam Yadav was just brilliant. What a ball to get rid of @EllysePerry !!! Onwards and upwards now 👍🏼
— Moinak Das (@d_moinak) February 21, 2020
— Prapthi Mahendranath (@prapthee) February 21, 2020
What a sensational performance By Indian women. Indw won inaugration match of T20 worldcup against Ausw by 17 runs .
— Mradul kant gola (@gola_kant) February 21, 2020
What a Match! Congrats Team India!
What a performance by Poonam Yadav. https://t.co/glCYN0wd1T
— Amrita 🌸 (@kauramy9) February 21, 2020
Good game overall, hats off to Poonam Yadav, she was absolutely unplayable tonight. India deserved winners tonight, the Aussies have some work to do
— Arya (@arya49011716) February 21, 2020
India defeated Australia by 17 Runs in the opening match of Women’s T20 World Cup at Sydney.
Poonam Yadav the Game Changer with 4 Wickets.
The Big Dance is underway with a bang!
Congratulations#AUSvIND | #T20WorldCup #BleedBlue #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/flhCy2jJZE
— RAJARSHI (@babaighosh) February 21, 2020
Take a bow, Poonam Yadav!
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) February 21, 2020
It’s not just any cricket battle..
It’s #ICCT20WorldCup 🏆🏏
— M A N I S H A (@DiscoverManisha) February 21, 2020
Poonam Yadav turns the game in #TeamIndia favour.
What a spell, unbelievable comeback 🔥👏 3-15-3
— Archie Agarwal (@_rchie0425) February 21, 2020
What a fantastic victory by @BCCIWomen as they successfully defended just 133 against the best side in the world & the #T20WorldCup favs Aus.💪
Brilliantly bowling and tactful captaincy did the job.
Wishing them good luck for the rest of the tournament.👍🇮🇳#AUSWvINDW #INDvAUS https://t.co/A8c1Pc5HB7
— Tejas Jha (@jha_tejas26) February 21, 2020
— Suprita Das (@suprita2009) February 21, 2020
Winning captain Harmanpreet Kaur was thrilled with the victory despite a difficult track to bat on. She said, “Great feeling to win the first game. Knew this track is something where we can do well. Knew if we’re able to score 140, our bowlers will be able to defend it, and that’s what happened. This track wasn’t easy to bat on. Were just looking to score 140. The partnership between Jemi and Deepti got us there.”
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