Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian cricket team lost CWG 2022 final to Australia
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August 8, 2022
Members of the Indian team celebrate after receiving their silver medals after the women’s T20 cricket final match between Australia and India. AP
Birmingham: The Indian women’s cricket team won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. Harmanpreet Kaur-led Australia took on Australia in the gold medal match in Birmingham on Sunday but lost by 9 runs. Chasing 162 in 20 overs, India lost openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma early, but skipper Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues steadied the ship for the side, pouncing on 96 runs for the third wicket.
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But Rodrigues eventually departed for 33 off 33 and a flurry of wickets followed his dismissal and India were reduced to 145/7 before eventually being bowled out for 152. Harmanpreet top-scored with 65 off 43.
Congratulations to Indian women team for winning silver ..But they go home disappointed because that was their tone of play ..@BCCIWomen
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) August 7, 2022
Congratulations to the Indian women’s cricket team for winning the silver medal #CommonwealthGames. You played like champions until the end and your determination throughout the match was spectacular. Our daughters make our country proud in Birmingham. — President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) August 7, 2022
Earlier in the day, India managed to restrict Australia to 161/8 in 20 overs, thanks to a good fielding effort. Mooney scored 61 off 41 while Renuka Singh was the pick of the bowlers for India after returning with figures of 2/25 in 4 overs.
Updated Date: 08-Aug-2022 02:38:59 IST
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