India News, New Delhi | Smriti Mandhana Quote : Indian women’s cricket team created history in Commonwealth Games. India defeated tough rival England by 4 runs in a thrilling match. For the first time, women’s cricket has been included in the Commonwealth. The Indian women’s team continued its stellar performance and made it to the finals. Smriti Mandhana and Sneh Rana were instrumental in the victory of the Indian team. The Indian women’s cricket team created history by reaching the first final of the Commonwealth Games.
Batting first, the Indian team scored 159 runs in the allotted 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. For India, Smriti Mandhana scored 61 runs off 32 balls. At the same time, Jemima Rodriguez scored 44 runs in 31 balls. Chasing the target of 165 runs, the England team could only manage 160 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Captain Nate Sciver scored 41 runs for England.
Mandhana and Shefali’s stormy partnership
After winning the toss, the Indian captain decided to bat first. Mandhana and Shefali started scoring runs quickly. Both the openers added 76 runs in 7.5 overs. After which Freya Camp took the wicket of Shefali.
Mandhana was then dismissed by Natalie Sciver. After the dismissal of the openers, the Indian innings slowed down. The team scored 100 runs in 13 overs. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur scored 20 runs in 20 balls. Deepti Sharma scored 22 runs in 20 balls. Thanks to these innings, the Indian team scored 164 runs in 20 overs.
Smriti Mandhana Quote After Beat England In Semi Final
In matches like this, roles have to be changed. Deepti’s overs in the middle were important. Rana was amazing bowling with only three fielders in the deep. That will be remembered for a long time. I was trying to remember the last-ball matches and hoped we would get over the line. We haven’t done that well, so more than my fielding, I was hoping to get over the line this time. I was batting well in the last 2-3 weeks, it was like I was 2-3 years back. I’m happy to have found the touch, and hope to do it in the final too. The crowd is amazing, today England had the support. We usually have it. I’ll take half an hour for things to settle in. But it’s been amazing today.
England’s innings faltered after a good start
Chasing the target of 165 runs against India, the England team scored fast. At one time it seemed that the England team would easily beat India. First Deepti Sharma dismissed Sofia Dunkley for 19. Ellis Capsi was run out on a throw from Tania Bhatia for 13 runs. Danny Wyatt was dismissed for 35 runs and Amy Jones for 31 runs. Skiver was run out after scoring 41 runs. Brunt was out for 0. Sneh Rana took two wickets and Deepti Sharma took one wicket. Three England players were run out.