Birmingham. Shafali Verma is known for her aggressive game. He continued his brilliant game in the first match of the Commonwealth Games (Commonwealth Games 2022). In the match, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss and decided to bat first. Till the time of writing the news, India has scored 97 runs for 3 wickets in 13 overs. Shefali Verma was dismissed after scoring 48 off 33 balls. Harmanpreet Kaur is playing 13 and Jemima Rodriguez is scoring 3 runs. However, Shefali was 2 runs away from becoming the first player to score a half-century in the games. It is known that for the first time women’s cricket has been included in the games.
Fast bowler Tahila McGrath was bowling the 9th over of the Indian innings. Shefali Verma hit 3 fours in the first 3 balls. Took 2 runs off the fourth ball. McGrath bowled the 5th ball on the leg side. Shefali came outside the wicket on this and wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy also stumped her. But he made a big mistake here. He did not scatter the stump with the hand in which the ball was in. Rather, he blew the bails with the other hand. In such a situation, the umpire gave a not out to Shefali under the rule.
Runs scored at a strike rate of 145
She was on 34 runs at that time as an opener. In the end, she was dismissed after scoring 48 runs off 33 balls. However, she remained 2 runs away from the half-century. Hit 9 fours. That is, 36 runs were scored only from the boundary. The strike rate was 145. He added 25 runs for the first wicket with Smriti Mandhana. Mandhana was dismissed for 24 runs in 17 balls. He hit 5 fours. Apart from this, Yastika Bhatia was dismissed after scoring 8 runs in 12 balls.
This is the first match of the group round of both the teams. The other 2 teams in the group are Pakistan and Barbados. Top 2 teams will get a place in the semi-finals. In such a situation, every match is going to be important here.
FIRST PUBLISHED : July 29, 2022, 16:37 IST