Ash Gardner: Australia’s fielding “the difference” vs India | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ash Gardner feels Australia’s supreme fielding was the point of difference in the Women’s T20 World semifinal clash against India at the Newlands cricket ground in Cape Town on Friday. Australia defeated India by five runs to enter the final.
“I think we showed our class today in the field and we always speak about as a group being the best fielding team in the world, and I think today really showed that,” Gardner said after claiming the Player of the Match award for her quickfire 31 and figures of 2/37.
“Ellyse Perry was elite on the boundary and she probably saved six runs herself. To think whether it’s drop catches, missed opportunities in the field, those ultimately add up to quite a lot of runs. And I think we took those moments and those pivotal moments when we really needed to. I certainly think Pez was probably the blueprint for our side… that could have been something that I guess was the difference between us and them,” added Ash Gardner.
Australia will either face England or South Africa in the title clash on Sunday in Cape Town.
“There’s a few Aussie supporters here today, which is really nice to see. There wasn’t many of them, but their voices were certainly heard. But it’s just really pleasing to see that people are coming out… hopefully, fingers crossed on Sunday, we have a full crowd here at Newlands,” Gardner said.

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