Olympics Begin In
Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Women's Cricket

The way I got run-out, can't get 'unluckier' than that: Harmanpreet Kaur

India lost to Australia in the Women's T20 World Cup 2023 semi-final where skipper Harmanpreet Kaur scored a half-century.

The way I got run-out, cant get unluckier than that: Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur



Updated: 23 Feb 2023 5:34 PM GMT

Harmanpreet Kaur found it difficult to control her tears as she cursed her poor luck for a freak run-out that led to another heartbreaking knock-out defeat against Australia in the semi-final of the Women's T20 World Cup on Thursday.

Battling high fever and dehydration, the India skipper who faced a medical emergency on the eve of the match, struck a delightful fifty and conjured a scintillating partnership with Jemimah Rodrigues, but in the end was caught inches short while failing to slide her bat in. India lost the last-four encounter by five runs.

"Can't feel unluckier than this," Harmanpreet said at the post-match presentation ceremony where she wore black sunglasses to avoid eye contact as she was vulnerable and shedding tears.

"We got the momentum back with Jemi (Rodrigues). To lose from here, we weren't expecting this," said Harmanpreet, as she struggled for words after the shattering loss. When the presenter asked why she had tears, the skipper replied, "The way I got run out, (it) can't be unluckier than that.

Putting the effort was important and we were happy to go to the last ball. We wanted to fight till the last ball." Harmanpreet gave credit to Jemimah for her gutsy show and said that she was satisfied with the overall show.

"Even after losing the first two wickets, we knew we had a good batting line-up. I should give credit to Jemimah, she gave us the momentum. Happy to see some good performances," she added.

It was another tournament where India failed to beat both England and Australia.

"We played some good cricket. Today was something where we wanted to play our natural game. Few of us did that." On a forgettable fielding effort, Harman defended her team. "We again gave some easy catches away. When you have to win, you have to take your chances. We can only learn from these (mistakes)."

Next Story