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Michael Vaughan celebrates as Australia lose two International games on Saturday

The gentlemen bowed down to South Africa earlier in the day and Harmanpreet Kaur's India defeated the Aussie eves in the WWT20 later.

Michael Vaughan
Michael Vaughan. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images for PCA)

It was a day to forget for Australian cricket and unfortunately for them, they have had many such days in the last few months. With the Aussie women losing to India in the Women’s World T20 and the men bowing down to South Africa in a rain-marred T20I encounter, former English captain Michael Vaughan was vocal and expressed his elation in front of the world.

The day began with Australian men encountering the Proteas settling for a 10-overs per side match as the rain gods killed a lot of time. Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Reeza Hendricks chipped in with crucial cameos that helped the visitors post 108 runs for the loss of six wickets. Coulter-Nile and Andrew Tye picked up two wickets each for the hosts.

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In reply, the Kangaroos never really got going as Lungi Ngidi and Chris Morris did some good damage in the early overs. But the star of the innings was Tabraiz Shamsi, who killed the momentum with a brilliant two-over spell. Despite some Glenn Maxwell heroics, Aussies could only manage 87 runs in their 10 overs, handing South Africa a 21 run win. 

Mandhana and Harmanpreet inflict further pain on the Aussies

Guyana was playing hosts to the group stage encounter between India and Australia in the Women’s World T20 where India decided to bat first. Smriti Mandhana smashed a brilliant 55-ball 83 and was backed up by skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s 27-ball 43. Indian eves registered 167 runs on the board losing 8 wickets.

The three-time World T20 champions never looked on level terms with the Indians. Anuja Patel, Deepti Sharma and Radha Yadav did the damage with the white cherry and bundled out the Yellow army for 119 runs. This win helped India finish on top of Group B with 8 points in 4 games.

When the Aussies suffer, the English celebrate and that is exactly what happened with Vaughan. “Always worth a beer when 2 Australian Cricket teams Lose on the same day,” He said via his official Twitter handle.

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