CWG 2022: India women’s cricket team beat England; reach finals


India on Saturday defeated England by four runs to reach the final of the Commonwealth Games. They will play either Australia or New Zealand in the final.

Chasing a target of 165, England were restricted was restricted to a total of 160 for six in 20 overs. Earlier, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues played knocks of 61 and 44 respectively as India scored 164/5 in 20 overs. Mandhana registered the fastest fifty for India Women in the shortest format.

Earlier, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur failed to stay at the crease for a long haul as she departed after scoring 20. Earlier, India lost the wickets of Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma in quick succession. After playing a knock of 61, Smriti Mandhana walked back to the pavilion after being dismissed by England captain Nat Sciver.

Earlier, Mandhana completed her half-century in the 6th over of the innings and India was completely dominating the 1st semi-final against England of the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Soon after Mandhana’s milestone, Shafali Verma ended up losing her wicket.

India captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and opted to bat against England in the 1st semi-final of the ongoing Commonwealth Games on Saturday. 

India paved their way into the semis after defeating Barbados by 100 runs in their last group stage fixture on Wednesday. After losing their opening game against Australia by three wickets, India went on to defeat Pakistan by eight wickets.

Team India ended their Group A campaign with a total of four points while England, on the other hand, finished at the top of Group B.