England Women vs India Women Highlights, CWG 2022, T20I, Semi-final: INDW Win Thriller vs ENGW By 4 Runs, Assured Of A Medal
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England Women vs India Women’s T20I Semi-final Highlights, Commonwealth Games 2022, Birmingham: India shrugged off their jinx of losing to tougher teams and falling short by the smallest of margins when it mattered the most to defeat England by four runs in the first semifinal and enter the gold medal match at 2022 Commonwealth Games.

On a fresh turf pitch, there were plenty of twists and turns in 40 overs of pulsating cricketing action. Both India and England were 113-3 in 14 overs, with the hosts needing 48 runs off 30 balls. Amy Jones hit two fours in Shafali Verma‘s part-time off-spin to take 15 runs off the 16th over. A tight three run over from Deepti Sharma (1-16) brought India back in the match.

With 30 runs needed off 18 runs, captain Nat Sciver called for a risky single and Amy was run-out well short of the crease at the non-striker end from Radha Yadav’s throw, ending a 54-run stand between the two set batters. Nat, despite not being at her fluent best, hit a six off Pooja Vastrakar and got four leg byes in the 19th over.

But on the very next ball, she was caught short of the crease by a flat throw from Smriti Mandhana at deep mid-wicket. Despite having three fielders in the deep as India were slow on over rate, Sneh Rana defended 14 off the final over, including taking out Katherine Brunt, to end with figures of 2-28 and assure India of its first-ever medal from women’s T20 cricket at Commonwealth Games.

India will now face the winner of the second semi-final between Australia and New Zealand for the gold medal match in the final on Sunday while England will be turning up in the bronze medal match scheduled for the same day.

Apart from Sneh and Deepti’s tight spells with the ball, which helped India bounce back after a not-so-great start, vice-captain Smriti slammed a blistering 23-ball fifty, the fastest by an Indian woman in the format, while Jemimah Rodrigues applied finishing touches with an unbeaten 44 off 31 balls set up a competitive total of 164-5.

Smriti was going after the England bowlers from the word. She was accurate in her footwork, usage of crease, timing and placing the shots very well, all in an elegant manner. Katherine Brunt was hit for three boundaries while Alice Capsey was slammed for a brace of fours.

But the most delightful shot off Smriti’s bat came through a heave over deep mid-wicket off pacer Issy Wong, an authoritative shot which made a cracking sound. She went to hit Issy for a four over mid-on before bringing out an exquisite slog-sweep and scoop for boundaries against Nat Sciver, as India reached fifty in just 4.3 overs.

Smriti greeted left-arm spinner Sophie Ecclestone with a pulled four over backward square leg to reach her fifty in just 23 balls. Shafali Verma then joined the party with back-to-back fours off Sophie as 64 runs came off power-play.

But England ended the 76-run opening stand in the eighth over as Shafali was early in her slice and gave a catch to mid-off and in the next over, Smriti walked across to scoop and didn’t get the required elevation, giving a simple catch to short fine leg. The duo falling in quick succession meant India got only 15 runs from the 7-10 overs phase.

Harmanpreet Kaur, after surviving an lbw appeal off Sophie, upped the ante with two fours and a six. But she holed out to backward square leg for a run-a-ball 20. From there, Jemimah and Deepti joined forces for a 53-run stand off 38 balls.

Deepti was dropped on 12 off Katherine, scooped twice off Sophie while Jemimah used her feet well to smack Nat for three boundaries and take 14 runs off the 18th over. Despite losing Deepti and Pooja Vastrakar in the final over, Jemimah got India past 160 by flaying over cover point for four.

India didn’t have an ideal start to their defence of 165 as Renuka Thakur conceded a four and a no-ball on the first ball. Her second ball was also hit for a four by Sophia Dunkley. She went on to take back-to-back fours off Meghna Singh. But the move to bring Deepti quickly brought reward as Sophia tried to sweep, but was trapped lbw.

Danni Wyatt took 14 runs off Meghna’s second over, including three fours. Teenage sensation Alice Capsey looked dangerous, but a massive mix-up meant she was run-out by the smallest of margins. Danni hit some more boundaries, including a paddle scoop off Sneh.

But on the very next ball, the off-spinner bowled a little wider, forcing Danni to scoop straight to her stumps. From there, Amy and Nat tried to get England over the line. But the squeeze from the Indian spinners, especially Sneh and Deepti, worked well for India on a day where they held their nerves well.

Brief Scores: India 164-5 in 20 overs (Smriti Mandhana 61, Jemimah Rodrigues 44 not out; Freya Kemp 2-23, Nat Sciver 1-26) beat England 160-6 in 20 overs (Nat Sciver 41, Danni Wyatt 35; Sneh Rana 2-28, Deepti Sharma 1-16) by four runs

England Women vs India Women T20 Squads, CWG 2022:

India Squads : Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Harleen Deol, Yastika Bhatia, Sabbhineni Meghana.

England Squads:Danielle Wyatt, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Natalie Sciver (c), Amy Jones (wk), Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Freya Kemp, Issy Wong, Sarah Glenn, Bryony Smith, Freya Davies, Kate Cross.

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  • 7:40 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: In case you had missed it, some highlights from Smriti Mandhana’s brilliant knock. She batted like a lady possessed. Absolute carnage at Edgbaston.

  • 7:40 PM IST

  • 6:49 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: India Women will now be playing in the gold medal match. Smriti Mandhana had said it before the Commonwealth Games 2022 that they would go for the gold and they are indeed. They have gone perilously close on three occasions in ICC tournaments. Hopefully this time they will go over the line. As Mandhana said, nothing but the gold.

  • 6:41 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Last ball goes for six. But that doesn’t matter. India have done it and have done it in grand style. Qualify for the final beating England by 4 runs. What scenes here at Edgbaston. India assured of a medal as well.

  • 6:39 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England Women need 12 runs in 2 balls

  • 6:38 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Wicket! Rana strikes. India get another wicket. What a moment to get the wicket. Brunt departs. Remember India are bowling with only three fielders outside because of a penalty (slow over-rate). England Women need 13 runs in 3 balls


  • 6:37 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: A dot followed by a single. ENGW need 13 off 4

  • 6:36 PM IST
    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England Women need 14 runs in 6 balls
  • 6:34 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Six! Terrific Shot from Sciver. England needed that. Keeps them in the hunt. Oh dear! Follows that with a boundary. Now a wicket! Run out! It is all happening at Edgbaston. Sciver departs – the wicket that India needed badly. England Women need 14 runs in 7 balls

  • 6:30 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England Women need 27 runs in 12 balls vs India Women

  • 6:26 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Run Out! Amy Jones departs. Was there any need for that? India would not mind that. They needed that badly to come back in the match. This will set the cat among the pigeons. Anything can happen from here. Sciver would be key for England. LIVE SCORE ENGW 135/4 (17.2) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 6:23 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England Women need 30 runs in 18 balls

  • 6:21 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Amy Jones takes it to Shafali Varma. Two boundaries and England are cruising at the moment. India need to find a way to break the partnership. If it gets close, India would feel the pressure, if they are not already. 50-run stand comes up for Jones and Sciver. LIVE SCORE ENGW 132/3 (16) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 6:16 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England Women need 48 runs in 30 balls to claim a place in the final. For India, it is simple. Take wickets. Or else England will run away with the match.

  • 6:12 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Seven coming from the Renuka Singh over. England continue to look impressive in the chase. We would reckon they are favourites to win from here. India need wickets. That is the only way they can come back in the match. Meanwhile, Radha Yadav from the other end has already conceded a boundary. This is a very calculated chase. LIVE SCORE ENGW 113/3 (14) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 6:05 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: India lose the review. This match can either ways now. That was a poor review from India. Just through the naked eye it looked as though it was going down the leg-side. Jones survives to live another as India eye wickets. LIVE SCORE ENGW 97/3 (12) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:57 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: So we have reached the half-way stage of the innings. It is still anyone’s match at the moment. India have struck just when England were threatening to take the game away. That has kept them alive in the match. LIVE SCORE ENGW 86/3 (10) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:52 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England continue to press the button. This is a relentless attack. The Indian bowling has been really really poor today. Way too many bad balls. WICKET! Just as we speak. Sneh Rana gets the big wicket of Daniel Wyatt. This is a big blow for India. Poor shot at the end. There was no need for that. LIVE SCORE ENGW 81/3 (9) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:45 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Wicket! RUN OUT! Lucky breakthrough for India. The rub of the green going India’s way here. Capsey would feel she was hard done by here. The bat was way inside the crease but it wasn’t grounded. India would take that. This partnership was threatening to take the game away from India. Harmanpreet would hope she can now control the innings in some manner. LIVE SCORE ENGW 65/2 (7) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:33 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: England have got four boundaries in a matter of seven balls. This is poor from India. Really poor. Meghna Singh has been expensive all through out the tournamant. Adding to Harmanpreet’s problems, Renuka Singh has also gone for plenty in her first over. India need to choke the flow of runs or else this match will be over even before they realise. LIVE SCORE ENGW 49/1 (5) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:30 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Danielle Wyatt takes over from where Dunkley left. Runs coming thick and fast for England here. Three boundaries off the over. This is a unbelievable start for England. They continue to press the button, keeping the Indian bowlers under pressure. LIVE SCORE ENGW 42/1 (4) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:26 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Wicket! The move has worked for India. Harmanpreet can take credit for that. Deepti Sharma has caught Dunkley right infront of her stumps. India break the partnership. LIVE SCORE ENGW 28/1 (3) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:21 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Dunkley continue to take the attack to the Indians. She has already hit four boundaries in a matter of two overs. England off to a flyer just like India. India make the first change. Deepti Sharma comes on. India have started poorly with the ball in this innings. LIVE SCORE ENGW 24/0 (2) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 5:16 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: FOUR! FOUR! FOUR! Dunkley starts off in fine fashion. She has taken Renuka Thakur to the cleaners in the very first over. Meghna Singh comes on from the other end and the result the same. Dunkley is in no mood to hold back. She is dealing in boundaries at the moment. What a start for England Women. LIVE SCORE ENGW 19/0 (1.1) vs INDW 164/5 (20)

  • 4:58 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Four! Great end to the innings. Jemimah has played a blinder here for India. LIVE SCORE INDW 164/5 (20) vs ENGW

  • 4:56 PM IST

    LIVE IND vs ENG, CWG 2022, Edgbaston: Short and pulled. Jemimah didn’t get hold of that one. Looking for the second but there was never a second there. Vastrakar seems to be short of her crease. Jemimah keeps strike. LIVE SCORE INDW 160/5 (19.5) vs ENGW