|Event:||ICC Women's World Cup 2008/09|
DateLine: 24th March 2009
Indian womenís team captain Jhulan Goswami is disappointed the teamís performance in the recently concluded World Cup. Indian eves finished third in the event held in Australia.
"Losing to New Zealand was the turning point of the tournament. A little competitive approach with some good fielding back-up would have clinched us the tie against the Kiwis. It was simply not our day (against the Kiwis). We fielded badly," said Jhulan, the numero uno bowler in the ICC Women's ODI rankings. Recollecting the Down Under memories, which included meeting her 'all time idol' Glenn McGrath, after returning from the ICC Women's World Cup in Australia, Jhulan said the title had been well within their reach.
"We faced the West Indies in our next match and won the match hands down. If we had crossed the New Zealand hurdle, the title would have been well within our reach. It's very disappointing," she lamented. The team, however, notched up a high, beating Australia in Australia for the first time. And it happened twice in a space of seven days. Last edition's runners up India finished third this time, beating defending champions Australia by three wickets in a playoff. In the Super Six too, Australia went down to India.