Harmanpreet Kaur and Co. have assured a spot in the CWG 2022 T20 finals. India took on England in the Semi-final 1. Winning the toss, India decided to bat first and put a target of 165 for England Women. Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma gave a solid start to the team and they completed 1000 runs as the opening pair. Other than the first match with Australia, India has looked strong. Finally, India’s curse of losing in the knockout fixtures has ended. Previously, in 3 recent ICC tournaments, India’s Men’s and Women’s teams have lost the knockout game. This time, India defeated England to reach the CWG T20 finals. this means that a medal is assured for the country.
Australia and New Zealand will lock horns in Semi-final 2 to make a way in the finals and play against India. The final of the Commonwealth Games T20 will be played at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Sunday.
CWG 2022: India reach the T20 finals, medal assured
This is the first year that Women’s cricket is played at Commonwealth Games 2022. It will be a historic occasion if India wins the inaugural season. The team has been in good shape and winning the Gold is very much a possibility.
India Women:164/5 (Smriti Mandhana 61, Jemimah Rodrigues 44; Freya Kemp 22/2)
England Women 160/6 (Danielle Wyatt 35, Natalie Sciver 41; Sneh Rana 28/2)
India won the match by 4 runs.
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