Smriti Mandhanas scores 61 and Jemimah Rodrigues 44 as India win by four runs . England bowled out for 164 in 20 overs by Smriti Mandhanas .
BIRMINGHAM, Mass.(British Federation of Cricketers, Inc., is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to help teams across the United Kingdom win the Commonwealth Games by four runs on Saturday.Sneh Rana, an all-rounder, choked runs in death overs.England was cruising along at 132 for 3 as England was losing at 165 to win.In the 18th round, she gave up only three runs and nine runs in the final over.England finished at 160 for 6, and even a last-ball maximum from Sophie Ecclestone failed to save the day for the hosts, with the Harmanpreet Kaurs brigade taking a hearty revenge on their 2017 ODI World Cup final defeat at the Lords.If Smriti Mandhanas 32-ball-61 was a treat for the eyes, Rana, Indias forever champion, Deepti Sharma (4-0-18-1) and Pooja Vastrakar (3-0-20-0) didnt err in line or length under pressure.When Harmanpreet introduced Shafali Verma, whose friendly donkey drops in the 16th to fetch the home team 15 runs, the game seemed to have decisively shifted in favor of England. Pooja drew 13 runs in the 19th century, but Mandhana-Taniya Bhatia tandem made a spectacular run out of the tense Nat Sciver to change the course.Rana was then given the task of bowling at least five good balls, which secured India a medal in the inaugural edition of women's cricket.Mandhanas was bowled out for 164 in 20 overs by a quick but brutal knock of 61, along with Jemimah Rodrigues vital 44.Mandhanas 32-ball game in the Powerplay provided the framework, while Rodrigues, who is finally living up to her potential, improvised well during her 31-ball unbeaten start. Deepti chipped in with 22 off 20 balls, but India may have run short of the par-score after 64 runs in the six Powerplay overs.India lost momentum after three wickets fell in quick succession during middle overs in the next 14 overs, yielding 100 runs.For the fourth wicket partnership, Rodrigues and Deepti gave up an incredible 53 runs.Mandhanas drives are the most exquisite in womens cricket, and one would be giddy as Shafali Verma (17 off 15 balls) was the silent backbone in their first stand of 76 in 7.5 overs. Because England bowlers seemed clueless during that period, the half-century came in just 23 balls.After Sciver was removing Mandhana, who was trying to play the lap-scoop, the run-rate stagnated as skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, despite a few fours and a six, hit few dot balls in her run-a-ball 20.Although Mandhana had eight fours and three sixes in her knock, Rodrigues had seven fours to her credit, mainly because of the lack of a point or extra-cover.
BOWLED THE HOST 😍😍#TeamIndia 🇮🇳 🏏 reaches the FINAL for the 1st time in the history of Cricket at #Commonwealth Games 🔥🔥— SAI Media (@Media_SAI) August 6, 2022
Debut of Women's Cricket at #CWG2022 and our Champions lead the way to Victory en route defeating the hosts England by 4️⃣ Runs
Fantastic effort 👌 pic.twitter.com/doOovwExqD