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Commonwealth Games 2022: Indian women’s cricket team wins silver after losing to Australia

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Birmingham: Breaking news coming from cricket ground at CWG 2022 where in the final of the 2022 Commonwealth Games played at Edgbaston, Birmingham, Australia defeated Team India by 9 runs. With this, the dream of winning the gold of the Indian team was also shattered and it had to be satisfied with the silver medal. For the Indian team, this silver is also no less than a gold as the team gave a tough fight to the world champion Australia. Batting first, Australia scored 161 for 8 in the final played on Sunday at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. In reply, the Indian team could only manage 152 runs in 19.3 overs.

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With this victory, Australia has won the gold medal in cricket at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. At the same time, the Indian team that lost in the final got the silver medal.

World champions Australia clinched the gold medal by defeating India by nine runs in the first-ever T20 women’s cricket final at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. The Indian team had to be content with the silver medal.

With the help of Beth Mooney’s half-century, Australia scored 161 for eight despite India’s tremendous fielding. In reply, Captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 65 runs in 43 balls, but the lower order batsmen could not take the team to victory. Indian team got out for 152 runs in 19.3 overs.

Australia took the last five wickets within 13 runs. Spinner Ashleigh Gardner took three wickets for 16 runs. Jemima Rodriguez scored 33 runs in 33 balls for India while Shefali Verma (11) and Deepti Sharma (13) were the other batsmen to reach double digits.

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Earlier in the packed stadium, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Indian fast bowler Renuka Singh Thakur, who was performing brilliantly in the tournament, gave India the first breakthrough by getting the dangerous Alyssa Healy out early leg before. The umpire ruled in favor of the bowler on DRS.

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