Leg-spinner Poonam Yadav assisted india to defeat by defending champions Australia by 17 runs in the opening match of the ongoing World’s T20 World Cup held in Sydney on friday.
Poonam, who missed the tri-series due to a hand injury last month, also got excellent support from other bowlers including pacer Shikha Pandey.India will next face Bangladesh in Perth on February 24.
Poonam said, “It was great for me to come back from injury and perform like this. It was the third time that I was on a hat-trick but satisfied that I was able to do the job for the team,”.
For Australia women, left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen snapped two quick wickets, Smriti Mandhana (10) and Harmanpreet (2) to reduce India to 47 for three.