Women’s T20 World Cup: Tempers flare as Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet lose cool in tense semi-final

Women’s T20 World Cup: The feisty contest between India and Australia in the semi-final at Newlands, Cape Town witnessed some heated moments on field.

One particular flash point came after Shafali Verma took a catch to get rid off Australia batter Beth Mooney.

Verma, who dropped a sitter of Mooney earlier, took a good catch to redeem herself and then reacted angrily and thus gave Mooney a fiery send-off.

Chasing a stiff target of 173, India were in the hunt and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur (52 off 34) led from the front.

But her run out was a turning point in the game which occurred after she brought up her half century.

The bat got stuck in the surface and keeper Alyssa Healy removed the bails in time.

That was the first time Harmanpreet Kaur was run out in five years. It was not the most ideal of times for it to happen.

At that stage India were 134/4 after 15 overs, needing 39 runs off 30 deliveries.

However, they went on to lose the match by five runs as Australia entered the final.

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