Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Saturday congratulated the Indian Women Cricket team on registering an emphatic win against New Zealand and booking a semi-final berth in the ongoing ICC Women's Cricket World Cup.
However, it wasn't the most productive of all phases for India.
"Obviously when you have a long career, there are bound to be lots of ups and downs" Mithali said after India's loss to Australia that put their semifinal chances in jeopardy. The entry of India into the semi-final of an ICC event is its first since 2010. It came in a must-win game, and she grabbed it with both hands. She found an able ally in Harmanpreet, who made a crucial contribution despite her slow batting.
Punam Raut walks back dejected after she was dismissed early, for a paltry four. Their partnership has also gone beyond the 100-run mark with Krishnamurthy being the aggressor. We really have to improve all over the pitch, especially producing more consistency from how we are bowling and fielding. Had we lost my wicket, the whole responsibility would be on the middle order, which hasn't been performing. "I've always dreamt of getting runs for the country". But if the team fails to go the distance, it might mean curtains for the record-breaking Indians, at the global stage at least. After starting the tournament on a promising note with four wins on the trot, India slumped to their second straight loss on Wednesday. She scored an unbeaten 114 runs on her debut.
Brief scores: India 265/7 in 50 overs (Mithali Raj 109, Veda Krishnamurthy 70, Harmanpreet Kaur 60; Leigh Kasperek 3-45) beat New Zealand 79 all out in 25.3 overs (Amy Satterthwaite 26; Rajeshwari Gayakwad 5-15, Poonam Yadav 2-25) by 186 runs.