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

India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur got run-out in the first semifinal of the Women's 20-20 World Cup 2023 against defending champions, Australia.

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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. 


MS Dhoni run out MS Dhoni run out (Image Credit: Twitter)

2. MS Dhoni (2019 ODI World Cup)

In the first semifinal of the ODI World Cup four years back. India and New Zealand locked horns. When the Blackcaps' innings were about to come to an end, rain interrupted the game. As a result, the game was shifted to the reserve to be picked up from where it was stopped.

In reply to NZ's 240-odd, the Men In Blue lost six wickets for 92 runs. However, the likes of Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja kept the team in the game. In the penultimate over of the game, Dhoni got run out. With it, India's hopes of reaching the final vanished.   

Virender Sehwag Virender Sehwag (Image Credit: Twitter)

3. Virender Sehwag (2003 World Cup final)

After being belted for 359 runs in the first innings, not many gave India a chance to win the final. However, after losing Sachin Tendulkar early in the second innings, the Men In Blue were 147/3 at one stage. Sehwag was leading the unlikely chase very well.

However, the right-hander got run out at this stage. With him, even the slightest of chances India had went away with him. In the end, Australia defended their title in style and lifted back-to-back second ODI World Cup titles.

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