Team India will play against Australia in the final at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Sunday, August 7.
Women’s cricket has been included in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) which has been taking place at the Edgbaston Stadium since July 29 and it will run until August 7. Meanwhile, the bronze and gold medal matches will be played on August 7 as well. However, the final match of the Commonwealth Games 2022 will be played between India Women and Australia Women at Edgbaston in Birmingham on August 8, Sunday.
Team India started their campaign with a defeat against Australia Women. However, they managed to bounce back and registered convincing wins over Pakistan Women and then Barbados Women before beating England in the 1st semi-final by 4 runs. Smriti Mandhana smashed the fastest fifty by 23 balls and helped her side with a flying start. Later, Jemimah Rodrigues carried that form and scored a quickfire 44* and helped India put up 164 runs in 20 overs as well. In the second innings, Indian bowlers did exceptionally well, especially spinners and their on-point fielding saw them beating the hosts by 4 runs as well.
On the other hand, Australia Women started with a comfortable win over Indian Women. However, Australia are the only unbeaten team in the tournament so far as they managed to beat India, Barbados and Pakistan in the league games and New Zealand in the second semi-final as well. For Australia, Tahlia McGrath played well with both the bat and the ball. Apart from her, they have their ace batters and also pace spearhead Megan Schutt who claimed 3 scalps for 20 runs as well. Considering their performances, it can be understood that a cracking final is waiting for all of us.
Sony Sports Network will broadcast the games of the Commonwealth Games 2022 live on television. Live streaming will be available on the SonyLIV app also.
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner, Jess Jonassen, Sneh Rana, Pooja Vastrakar, Renuka Singh Thakur, Annabel Sutherland
India Women – Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Yastika Bhatia, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad
Australia Women – Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ellyse Perry, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda Wellington