Watch - Yashika Bhatia slips and fell on the ground during the CWG Final against Australia, Smriti Mandhana in splits
India Women and Australia Women went one on one against each other in the finals of the Commonwealth Games Women's Cricket Championship 2022 on Sunday, 7th August.
Talking about the game, Meg Lanning, the skipper of the Australian women's team won the toss and opted to bat. Batting first, they posted a quite defendable total of 161 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
Beth Mooney has been the top scorer for Australia, as she scored 61 runs from 41 balls with the help of 8 boundaries. Chasing the target, Indian women didn't get the expected start from their openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma, as both the batters were dismissed for cheap numbers.
However, Jemimah Rodrigues and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur played well in the middle and put up a 96-run stand before Jemimah was dismissed for 33 runs.
India didn't get a good partnership as Harmanpreet Kaur also returned to the dressing room after scoring 65 runs. In the end, Australian women won the gold and Indian women got the silver medal in this game.
That is blocking our mind somewhere: Harmanpreet Kaur
"Every time in big finals, we make the same mistakes again and again [with the bat], that is something we have to improve. We don't do these mistakes in the league phase or in bilateral.
That is blocking our mind somewhere. I am someone who is always looking for one more batter in the side. Unfortunately, we're working on that. Once we get that, this thing [collapsing] will go away," Harmanpreet Kaur was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.
"After losing two crucial wickets, the way Jemi and I batted was much needed at that time. You need to hold your nerves. We were nearly there. Maybe if Pooja (Vastrakar) or I were around, we could've won the game. But that is part of the game; sometimes some things you can't control. It is great learning for us," said Harmanpreet Kaur.
"If you want to beat this Australian team, you have to field well. If you give them easy runs, they can easily take the game away. We discussed it in the team meeting and Radha set the example for us," she added.
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