Watch: Smriti Mandhana’s Stylish Blow That Brought India Into CWG Cricket Final | News about Commonwealth Games


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.

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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

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.

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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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