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ICC T20 World Cup | It's a Great Feeling to Win First Game of The Tournament: Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur lauded the overall effort of her team after their 17-run win against hosts Australia in the opening match of the T20 Women's World Cup, and said that she knew if her team reached the par-score of 140 they would end up winning the match.

Cricketnext Staff |February 21, 2020, 6:47 PM IST
ICC T20 World Cup | It's a Great Feeling to Win First Game of The Tournament: Harmanpreet Kaur

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur lauded the overall effort of her team after their 17-run win against hosts Australia in the opening match of the T20 Women's World Cup, and said that she knew if her team reached the par-score of 140 they would end up winning the match.

"It's a great feeling to win the first game. We knew this track is something where we can do well, and if we're able to score 140, our bowlers will be able to defend it, and that's what happened," Kaur said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

spinner Poonam Yadav was the star of the show and declared player of the match for her four wickets in the middle which broke the backbone of the Australian batting lineup. And captain Kaur also praised her for her vital contributions.

"This track wasn't easy to bat on. Were just looking to score 140. The partnership between Jemi and Deepti got us there. Poonam was going through some injuries but has made a great comeback.

"That's what we were expecting. Our team is looking nice. Earlier we were depending on 2-3 players but now we're doing well as a team. If we do well in the tournament we will definitely win the World Cup."

Meanwhile, Poonam Yadav too thanked everyone who supported her in her comeback from injury, and to be able to deliver a match-winning performance like she did.

"My physio and my teammates supported me a lot when I was injured. I bowled well against Australia here in the past so I wanted to continue that," she said in the post-match presentation ceremony.

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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5211 116
2 New Zealand 3959 110
3 Australia 4320 108
4 England 5253 105
5 South Africa 3537 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6967 124
2 India 7939 118
3 New Zealand 5347 116
4 South Africa 5602 112
5 Australia 5915 110
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1 Pakistan 8926 270
2 Australia 7815 269
3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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