India’s Smriti Mandhana in action at the Commonwealth Games© TAUT
Smriti Mandhana has delivered Indian in a crunch game and it was her stylish 61-run knockout in the semi-final against England that paved the way for a scintillating 4-run victory meaning Harmanpreet Kaur’s team in the gold medal will play match on sunday. India chose to bat first and Mandhana was in a league of its own as she hit 8 limits and three huge sixes, scoring 61 on just 32 deliveries.
She was ably supported by Jemimah Rodrigues, who went unbeaten at 44 from just 31 deliveries.
Captain Harmanpreet (20) and seasoned pro Deepti Sharma (22) played major blows
Watch: Smriti Mandhana’s 61-run knockout vs England in Commonwealth Games semifinal
Classic Smriti Mandhana in the Commonwealth Games semifinal. pic.twitter.com/ZfaQEb40ly
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The win means India still has a chance to win a major tournament. They lost to Australia in the final of the last T20 World Cup.
This is the first time women’s cricket has been played at the Commonwealth Games and it has been a big draw with fans crowding the Edgbaston Cricket Stadium in Birmingham for all the major matches.
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