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Three times when a run-out led India to suffer a defeat in a knockout match

The first semifinal of the Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023 was turned after Harmanpreet Kaur’s run-out

MS Dhoni, Harmanpreet Kaur
MS Dhoni, Harmanpreet Kaur (Image Credit: Twitter)

Getting run-out is debatably the worst result that goes against a batter. The fans might have heard commentators saying that a team doesn’t need a run-out during a game. Meanwhile, there have been instances when the best of batters have been run out abruptly. Inzamam-Ul-Haq was infamous for getting run out due to his poor fitness record while playing for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, here we will discuss the runouts during a World Cup knockout. Over the years, these dismissals have given a bad memory to the fans. They wonder what if these runouts never happened in that particular game. So without further ado, let’s have a look at three instances when India lost a knockout game after a runout.

Three instances when India lost a knockout after a runout

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur (Image Credit: Twitter)

1. Harmanpreet Kaur (Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023) 

In the first semifinal of the Women’s 20-20 World Cup 2023 between India and Australia, the Women In Blue were well in front. While chasing 173, the 2020 finalists had lost three wickets for just 28 runs. However, the partnership of 71 runs between Jemimah Rodrigues and Kaur put together 71 runs for the fourth wicket.

This partnership and a half-century from the Indian skipper were keeping the Indian team in front. However, her unfortunate run out in the 15th over of the game completely changed the game. In the end, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side lost the game by five runs. 

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