Poonam Yadav
Poonam Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Last Update on: February 24th, 2020 at 06:00 pm

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India’s win over Australia in the opening game of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has sent the fans into a frenzy.

Stepping in the game, Indian ladies were the underdogs, but a match-defying spell by Poonam Yadav turned the tables as the Women In Blue beat the current world champions by 19 runs in the opening game at Sydney.

The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side sent the entire Australian batting line up to the pavilion at 115, and avenged their recent loss in the Tri-Series final.

Poonam Yadav Is Determined: Manoj Khushwa

“Poonam was mighty upset when she got injured and had to miss the T20 Challengers Trophy and then the Tri-series. However, she was determined to keep her calm and prepare for the World Cup while being in Australia with the team during the Tri-series. She would train hard and use her non-bowling arm a lot while on rehab. Thankfully, she started bowling in the nets ahead of the World Cup. Everyone was happy to see Poonam bowl against West Indies in the warm-up game,” her personal coach Manoj Kushwaha told Hindustan Times.

Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia
Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia celebrate a wicket (Credits: Twitter)

Indian women’s national team had a fantastic game with the ball and in the field. Batting first they set a target of 133 for Australia to chase but the Kangaroo women choked and could manage only 115 runs.

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Poonam won the Player of the Match award after delivering an incredible spell against the Aussies that turned the game into India’s favour.

Indian Women Cricket Team, BCCI
Credits – Twitter

In her four overs, Poonam clinched four wickets giving away only 19 runs in the process. She was even denied with a hat-trick when wicketkeeper Tanya Bhatia failed to grab a catch.

Poonam clinched the important wickets of Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Rachael Haynes, and Jess Jonassen respectively.

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