Birmingham. The Indian women’s team led by Harmanpreet Kaur will face which team in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games, it has been decided. In the last league match of Group B, the host England women’s team defeated New Zealand by a huge margin of 7 wickets. The England team has been unbeatable so far. New Zealand’s team finished second in the group with 2 wins. At the same time, in Group A, the T20 World Champion Australia team won all three matches. The Indian team finished second with 2 wins. The semi-final matches are to be held tomorrow i.e. on 6 August. Australia will face New Zealand in the first semi-final while England will face India in the second match.
In the match, New Zealand women’s team won the toss and decided to bat. But the team could only score 71 runs for 9 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. 9 players could not reach the double figures. Maddie Green scored the highest 19 runs. For England, Katherine Brunt, Isi Wong and Sarah Glenn took 2-2 wickets. In reply, England achieved the target for 3 wickets in 11.4 overs. Ellis Capsi scored the highest 23 runs. While Amy Jones remained unbeaten on 18 runs.
Indian women’s team made a great comeback
The Indian women’s team could not make a good start in the Commonwealth Games. In the first match, he was defeated by Australia by 3 wickets. After this, the team made a great comeback by defeating Pakistan and Barbados in the next two matches. Fast bowler Renuka Singh has performed amazingly so far. She has taken 9 wickets in 3 matches so far. On the other hand, Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Jemima Rodriguez and Harmanpreet Kaur are in excellent form in the batting.
Won in just 5 matches
The Indian women’s team has to perform a miracle to register a victory in the semi-finals. His performance against hosts England was nothing special. A total of 22 T20 matches have been played between the two so far. Indian team has won only 5 matches. On the other hand, England has won 17 matches. Talking about the last 5 T20s, India has won 2 matches.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 05, 2022, 05:32 IST