Beth Mooney scored a magnificent unbeaten 74 as Australia Women clinched their sixth T20 World Cup title by defeating the Proteas Women by 19 runs at Newlands, Cape Town on Sunday. Continue reading “Proteas Women vs Australia Women T20 World Cup 2023 Final Newlands Cape Town Match Report 2023”
Harmanpreet Kaur’s magnificent half century went in vain as India Women went down by 5 runs to Australia in the first semi final of the T20 World Cup at Newlands in Cape Town on Thursday.
After winning the toss and electing to bat first, openers Alyssa Healy and Beth Mooney got Australia off to a solid start. The pair added 52 runs for the opening wicket before Radha Yadav broke the partnership by dismissing Healy (25), stumped by wicket keeper Richa Ghosh.
Meg Lanning got a reprieve on 1 when wicket-keeper Ghosh failed to hold on to a catch off Sneh Rana. In the very next over Shafali Verma also dropped a relatively simple catch at long on offered by Mooney on 32 (off the bowling of Radha)
However Shafali finally managed to hold on to a catch by dismissing the well-set Mooney off Shikha Pandey for 54, but the damage had been done by then, with the southpaw’s acceleration having set the stage for a strong finish. Continue reading “India Women vs Australia Ladies Semifinal T20 World Cup 2023 February Cape Town Match Report 2023”
Australia have announced their 15 member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in South Africa next month.
Skipper Meg Lanning returns to the squad after a long break. They have the likes of Alyssa Healy, Darcie Brown and Ashleigh Gardner in their set up.
The defending champions will start their campaign against South Africa on February 10.
Australia Women have named their 15 man squad for the upcoming T20 internationals against India beginning December 9 at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai. Continue reading “Australia Women squad for India Tour 2022- T20I’s- Kim Garth & Phoebe Litchfield receive maiden call up”
Favourites Australia edged India to claim gold at the Commonwealth Games cricket final in Birmingham. It was really a game the latter should have won- they were 118/2 at one stage, needing 44 off 34 balls, but the dismissal of Jemimah Rodrigues started a collapse which saw Ramesh Powar’s charges lose their last eight wickets for 34 runs, and they eventually fell nine short.
Here are our talking (analysis) points from the Australia vs India Women CWG 2022 T20 Final.
Covid positive player playing in the Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Final
A rather unbelievable headline, but that’s exactly what transpired, with Tahlia McGrath testing positive before the final, but Australia choosing to field her in their playing XI. It wasn’t exactly Tmac’s day though.
Tahlia McGrath performance vs India in CWG Final 2022
With bat: 2 (4)
With ball: 2-0-24-0
Fielding: Took catch of Varma, but also misfielded twice in the deep at crucial periods (went for four on both occasions)
On the balance of play, Australia would perhaps have been better not having her in the XI.
Great Indian Women Fielding performance in CWG Final
India’s Women have been a tad amateurish in their fielding displays- they were ordinary in the group game against Australia, but were absolutely world class today. Some examples of their fine work in the field
Radha Yadav run out of Meg Lanning
Radha Yadav catch of Tahlia McGrath (diving one at point)
Deepti Sharma one handed catch of Beth Mooney (stopped Australia’s charge at the end)
Mandhana run out of Jess Jonassen (direct hit)
Meghna good running catch to dismiss Grace Harris
Shafali Varma fails to take advantage of dropped catch
Given India’s relatively thin batting lineup, it was imperative that Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Varma gave them a good start. The duo got off the blocks quickly, but also fell early with Smriti bowled around her legs (after what should have been a wide from Darcie Brown wasn’t given).
Varma was given a reprieve by Meghan Schutt, but offered another chance in the same over, which Australia duly accepted.
One of Rodrigues or Harmanpreet Kaur needed to stay towards the end
India could’ve won this game comfortably- they needed 44 off 34 at one stage, then 17 off the last two overs. If one of Harmanpreet or Jemimah had stayed till the end, they would’ve probably won this- the rest simply crumbled under pressure- very similar to their 2017 ODI World Cup collapse against England.
Sneh Rana run out also a turning point
With Jemimah and Harman both gone, a lot rested on the shoulders of Sneh Rana and Deepti Sharma. Unfortunately Rana was run out at a crucial juncture. Continue reading “Tahlia McGrath Covid positive player in CWG Women’s Cricket Final, Great India Women Fielding & More- Talking Points from India vs Australia 2022 Final CWG”
Ashleigh Gardner scored a fine unbeaten 52 as Australia Women pulled off a thrilling win by defeating India Women by 3 wickets in the Commonwealth Games 2022 opener on Friday at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Continue reading “India Women vs Australia Women 29 July Birmingham Match Report 2022- Commonwealth Games Women’s Cricket Competition 2022”