IND vs AUS: Team India missed out on creating history, lost to Australia and made silver in its name

In women’s cricket included in the CWG for the first time, Australia won the Gold, India Silver and New Zealand won the Bronze. Hosts England returned empty handed.

There was a tremendous partnership of 96 runs between Jemima and captain Harmanpreet Kaur.

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The first champion of women’s cricket in the Commonwealth Games 2022 has been decided. In the final played at Edgbaston on Sunday, T20 world champion Australia defeated India by 9 runs in a thrilling match and with this Australia won the historic gold medal. The Indian team, which lost the T20 final to Australia for the second time in a row, won the silver medal.

Australia won the toss and elected to bat in the final held on Sunday 7 August at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Australia scored 161 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs on the basis of star opener Beth Mooney’s excellent half-century and his big partnership with captain Meg Lanning. Due to the tight performance of the Indian bowlers and the stunning catches of Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma, India stopped Australia with a big score and prepared a winning target for themselves.

Chasing this target for India, the start was very poor. Opener Smriti Mandhana, who played explosive innings in the group stage and semi-finals, was settled cheaply this time, while Shefali Verma also did not last long. The Indian team, losing 2 wickets for just 22 runs, needed a big and fast partnership. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemima Rodriguez performed this responsibility. Rodriguez continued to play slow, but held the front from one end, while Captain Kaur continued to show her aggressive style.

Harmanpreet, who scored a fine fifty against Australia in the first match of the games, again showed her amazingness and scored a half-century in just 33 balls.