women of india Won 164 to 5 (Mandhana 61, Rodrigues 44*, Kemp 2-22) England women 160 to 6 (Sever 41, Wyatt 35, Jones 31, Rana 2-28) in four runs
Brave by the strength of their opponent, and not discouraged by their own history of faltering under pressure, India rose to the occasion in front of 17,000 fans to defeat England in a tight competition and prepare a match to win the gold medal at CWG 2022.
Having suffered great grief, England, unbeaten in competition to this day, will have to turn up in less than 24 hours for the bronze medal. Meanwhile, India has reached the final where it will play the winner of the second semi-final, the Trans-Tasman match between New Zealand and Australia.
Mandhana blast in advance
Mandana has been superbly timing the ball throughout the tournament, and it was no different on Saturday. The fair of batting and a game of no half-measures has provided 23 balls over half a century to set the game up after India’s election to the bat. Very early in the turns, she pressed 17-year-old Alex Capsi, and inexperienced Issey Wong, who spurned him contemptuously over the ropes in front of the box to make a mark. India raised the 50 in just 4.3 increments – this was their fastest effort in the T20Is – and at the end of the powerplay they moved up to 64 without a loss.
From a comfortable 76-for-0 in eighth, India slipped as Shafali Verma and Mandhana fell in five charges. The Shafali hid in the middle of the road while trying to strengthen one of them to the ground, and the Mandana fell while trying to scoop a full delivery that had no speed. These dismantlings coincided with England tightening the screws which produced an 8-11 increase of only 12 times. Harmanpreet Kaur broke the shackles by four and six at 12-14, but was knocked out soon after, and was brilliantly caught by Maia Bouchier running off his deep square leg. After 14 increases, India was 113 to 3, in the midst of a slowdown.
As in the match against Barbados, Rodriguez and Deepti Sharma They had a platform where they could launch India to a strong aggregate. They started playing touch cricket, keeping in mind another little gate showing the lower order, after which they started changing gears. Rodriguez has been particularly impressive with her foot movement against the spin, as she advances to the side of the leg to hit repeatedly from the inside out over the cap. Deepti was more adventurous, revealing her three trunks and using Sophie Ecclestone’s pace to catch up to back-to-back limits to start India’s latest ascent. They added 53 balls out of just 38 balls to give India momentum and the result they might have had in the draw. Rodriguez finished the match unbeaten on 44 of 31 after shouting along the ball for large portions of her ways.
Rinuka Singh Thakur started India’s defense without a ball Sophia Dunkley He hit for four, followed by a free kick that was hit over the midwicket. In one of the legal in-turn delivery rounds, England had nine runs on the board and was in the mood to keep punching. The first two overloads went for 24, and India went to Plan B, resulting in Deepti no turnover. It seemed to work right away as Dunkley was taking out a lbw trying a premeditated comb-over. But any relief India might have from the wicket was quickly compensated Danny White The looting continued to take effect from pacers. England was in the neck with India’s strengths, coming in 58 to 1 after the first six overs.
After Deepti made the initial breakthrough, India switched to her second teammate, Rana. When Dipty threw a flat touch, Rana gave the ball a nice loop, unperturbed by the hitters trying to either get out or even attempt a reverse sweep. She got some early breathing space when India got two tiny little balls in her spell – Capsey ran out – and took Wyatt’s big wicket the second time around, playing while trying to mix the two balls and get a full delivery on the outside. Stump. At 81 for 3 out of nine overs, the game was in the balance.
sword and Amy Jones The roles settled in after Wyatt’s downfall, with England only making two cuts at 10-15. But they got enough kicks in that span to stay on the hunt, with England entering the last five in need of 48. India, bent on taking the pace, awarded the part-time Chavalli 16th, and Jones hit it for a dip – four back to reduce the equation To 33 manageable from 24 with six wickets in hand. But both Jones and Sever ran out, England came back under pressure after coming in 17th from Depty, and India was again on top. In the end, Rana managed to do her best in the final to finish the match. Deepti and Rana finished with combined numbers 3 against 46 of eight sums, which proved decisive in the end.