The final of women’s cricket in commonwealth games 2022 took place in Birmingham, England. The match was played between Australia and India on August 7th, 2022. From the preliminary round to the finals. This is the first-ever final in the history of women’s cricket. When two teams will contest for the gold medal at the Commonwealth Games 2022. This is also the first time that Australia will play against India in any multi-sport event in history. Hosts Australia enters the finals with a bang as they have defeated New Zealand. By five wickets in their semi-final match earlier. India defeated England and enters the final.
Australia, The favorites of this tournament:
Australia has won all their games so far without a single loss. They entered the final as the favorites. They have won all the major events preceding this final, they have won the last T20 world cup.
Australia easily defeated New Zealand in the semifinals by 5 wickets. Riding on the good bowling performances by their bowlers. Their bowlers are in the form of their lives, primarily their fast bowlers which include Megan Schutt. Who took 3 wickets in the semi-final. The other medium pacer Tahlia McGrath took 2 wickets, supported by Jess Jonassen, a spin bowler. They combine to dismantle England and restrict them to 144 at the loss of seven wickets. The match was won by Australia following the excellent performances by their batters mainly Sophie Devine’s half-century. And amelia Kerr’s well-made 40, other players also chip in to hand Australia another final berth. Although India had fought well in their last outings in the major events. Unfortunately, they had tasted defeat in the latest encounters with Australia.
India, the second finalist:
India enters the final after winning from England by 4 runs. They won the toss and elected to bat first. Scoring a total of 164 runs with Smrithi Mandana scoring a belligerent half-century. Scoring at a quick pace (61) off just 32 balls setting the tone for a narrow victory. England did not disappoint in their reply, as they fought till the last ball scoring 160 runs for the loss of six wickets in their penultimate 20 overs. Their narrow defeat means India is through to the final to lock their horns with mighty Australia.
Australia – India rivalry during women’s cricket continues during CWG 2022
If you’re a cricket fan and have been following Women’s cricket? Then you may have noticed that India and Australia are both still in the finals.
The two nations have played each other at every stage of the tournaments so far and that has led to some interesting moments between them over the years. While Australia’s performance has been fantastic throughout these games (they’ve won sixteen out of twenty-two games).
Is a new rivalry brewing for Australia in women’s cricket?
Australia and India clashed for the first time in CWG women’s cricket. Australia has won the gold medal in this edition of CWG women’s cricket. India, the runner-up, not giving too much, was a narrow escape for Australia, as they won from just nine runs.
The new rivalry brewing between these two nations has been on display since they both qualified from their respective groups at ICC Women’s World Cup 2019/20, which was hosted by Australia, and the final was played at the Syndey cricket ground and won by mighty Australia.
The final of women’s cricket in commonwealth games 2022 was played for the first time two teams have contested a final at this tournament. The hosts Australia, who had previously played in the semifinals, have seen off New Zealand to reach their CWG finals. India played their first final after losing at the last edition in Australia in a one-sided match with Australia. The two teams met again on Sunday (August 7th) for what promised to be an exciting clash between two sides looking for success.
Australia defeated India in a nail-biting contest by just 9 runs. Australia won the toss and batted first and score 161 for the loss of 8 wickets, on the back of the strong performances of their captain Beth Mooney 61 off 41 balls, and Meg Lanning 36 off 26 deliveries supported by Ashleigh Gardner 25 off 15 balls. Australia was cruising at a quick pace but Renuka Singh and Sneh Rana applied the brakes to the fast pace of the Australian inning with two wickets each. India contested well and remain in the game till the last over, Harman Preet Kaur scoring 65 off 43 with Jemimah Rodrigues scoring run a ball 33 runs, India lost the openers early but India fought very well, Australian bowlers after semi-final yet again performed with the ball. Ashleigh Gardner taking 3 wickets and Megan Schutt with 2 wickets.