What exactly happened there? She did not even make contact. How did Mithali Raj, of all the batters, miss it? It seemed time skipped a few seconds to let the ball pass through her defence, and that is the only explanation that Mithali, after 181 ODIs and nearly 6,000 runs, went for a golden duck for the first time in her career. South Africa won by 115 runs, gifting India their maiden defeat in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017. In all, Australia have won 33 of 41 ODIs against India. They have a similar record in World Cup, winning 8 of 10. In fact, their only two defeats came in the 2009 World Cup. The Indian bowlers kept Australia on a leash on both occasions. INDvs AUS, WWC17, preview: The last lap for semi-finals begins

Rachael Haynes led Australia against Pakistan in place of the injured Meg Lanning in the only match she played. They dropped her against Australia as soon as Meg was in the best of her fitness. Otherwise, like India, they prefer the same side.