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2022 Commonwealth Games - Cricket: Final Match Highlights

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

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Australian Women’s National Cricket Team showed once again why they are world champions and added a 1st Commonwealth Games Gold medal to their brimming trophy cabinet. After a another thrilling match , as the 2022 Commonwealth Games - Cricket match is come to its end. Where the Australian Women’s National Cricket Team beats the India Women’s National Cricket Team by 9 runs and won the gold medal.

Match Highlights:

Another heartbreak for the India women’s cricket team as they go down in another final of a big-ticket tournament . Even, Harmanpreet Kaur, the team Captian of India played a gutsy knock of 65 runs still couldn't save India from a defeat as Australia won the match by nine runs to win the inaugural Commonwealth Games cricket gold medal. 

Chasing a total 0f 162, India lost Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma cheaply. Harmanpreet added 96 runs for the third wicket with Jemimah Rodrigues before the latter lost her wicket on 33.

Harmanpreet and Pooja Vastrakar were dismissed off consecutive deliveries by Ashleigh Gardner, putting Australia in control of the proceedings. After that, India kept on losing wickets at regular intervals, and were bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs. 

While, Beth Mooney's 61 off 41 guided Australia to 161 for 8 in 20 overs. Radha Yadav had turned the game in India's favour with her superb fielding. She first ran out Meg Lanning and then took a sensational catch to dismiss Tahlia McGrath. This happened after a good attack from Mooney and Lanning had helped Australia rebuild their innings after suffering early blow.

Renuka Thakur had struck early to dismiss Alyssa Healy. Australia skipper Lanning won the toss and opted to bat first against India in the ongoing final match at CWG 2022.

The Harmanpreet-led side entered the final after defeating England by a narrow margin of four runs, while Australia registered a five-wicket win over New Zealand to advance to the knockout stage. It is worth noting that Australia are unbeaten in the tournament so far. They won all their three games played in Group A before beating New Zealand in semi-final. Interestingly, Australia had also defeated India in the group stage by registering a three-wicket win over the Harmanpreet-led side in a closely contested game.

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