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2022 Commonwealth Game: Women's Cricket Group A "1st and 2nd Match"

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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As a start of the Cricket matches at 2022, Commonwealth Games.

India women's national cricket team and Australian women's national cricket team take over the 1st match , while Barbados women's cricket team and Pakistan women's national cricket team battled for the second match.

First Match: India women's national cricket team VS Australian women's national cricket team

As India women's national cricket team, takes on  Australian women's national cricket team in the first-ever women’s cricket match last July 29, 2022 at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Where Australian women's national cricket team win the battle by 3 wickets.

Match Highlights:

The CWG 2022 opener was never short on drama ,

After India has won the toss and elected to bat first. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur confirms the team will go with three spinners and two medium pacers.

As  World champion Australia was down and out at 49 for six with Renuka Singh, playing only her eighth T20I, wreaking a vaunted top and middle-order inside the PowerPlay with four wickets, and then a stunning counterattack by proven-performer Ash Gardner turned the tables on India.

Stylish southpaw Smriti Mandhana had started India’s innings in trademark fashion, spraying the off-side with boundaries to race to 24 off 16 balls and then edged behind to the wicketkeeper trying to slash a wide outside off delivery. Shafali Verma, the other opener, played second fiddle to her partner before exploding to finish with 48 off 33 balls. She had her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur for company, who became the first woman to score a CWG fifty when she reached the mark off 32 balls. India looked pleased with 154 for eight and was ecstatic when Renuka’s sensational opening burst of swing bowling reduced Australia to 34 for four in 4.1 overs.

Grace Harris then showed the way, attacking the spinners en route to a 20-ball 37 and emboldening Gardner to play her shots. On a day when Alana King underwhelmed with the ball, the leg-spinner struck some lusty blows with the bat, including the winning runs, as the world champion stamped its authority on yet another multi-team event.

Second Match: Barbados women's cricket team VS Pakistan women's national cricket team

While, as for the second CWG cricket match . The Half-centuries from Hayley Matthews and Kycia Knight helped Barbados open their Commonwealth Games campaign against Pakistan with a 15-run win at Edgbaston Cricket Ground last July 29, 2022.

Match Highlights:

Having been asked to bat, Barbados scored 144 for 4, riding on the duo's 107-run partnership for the second wicket after they had lost explosive opener Deandra Dottin for 8 off 5 balls. Kycia, Barbados' wicketkeeper-batter, top-scored with an unbeaten on 62 off 56 balls, hitting nine fours in her second T20I half-century. Matthews played cautiously, scoring 51 off 50 balls, which included four fours and a six. It was her fifth T20I fifty.

Pakistan medium pacer Fatima Sana broke the century stand by having Matthews caught behind in the 18th over. Sana also removed Kyshona Knight in the final over of the innings to end with the figures of 2 for 41.

Chasing a target of 145, Pakistan lost a first wicket off the first ball of the chase, when Iram Javed was caught behind off Shamilia Connell. Pakistan went on to lose opener Muneeba Ali and Omaima Sohail inside the nine overs, and captain Bismah Maroof's laboured innings of 12 off 28 balls came to an end when she was run out in the 11th over.

Coming in at 40 for 3 in the ninth over with Pakistan desperately needing momentum, experienced allrounder Nida Dar raised the tempo with an unbeaten 50 off 31 deliveries, her fifth T20I half-century. However, with Aliya Riaz struggling at the other end - she made 14 off 24 - Pakistan couldn't keep up with the required run rate and eventually fell short by 15 runs. Connell, Aaliyah Alleyne, Matthews and Dottin took a wicket each for Barbados.

As CWG Cricket Match continues , Who will make a victory?

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