The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Geoff Allardice congratulated Australia Women’s National Cricket Team for winning the gold medal by defeating India Women’s National Cricket Team in the final of the Commonwealth Games 2022 Women’s Cricket Competition.
The gold medal match of the Commonwealth Games 2022 was played between Harmanpreet Kaur-led India and Meg Lanning-led Australia on Sunday, August 7 at the Edgbaston, Birmingham. The mighty Australians continued their dominance in world cricket and defeated India by 9 runs.
In an official media release, ICC Chief Executive Geoff Allardice said that the Commonwealth Games 2022 Women’s Cricket Competition was a fantastic 10-day tournament and fans were able to witness top-quality cricket.
“Congratulations to Australia on winning the first ever Commonwealth Games gold medal for women’s cricket. It has been a fantastic ten days of competition at Edgbaston with packed out crowds getting behind the world’s best players.
“Every game has felt like a home game with fans of all eight competing nations turning out in force to watch top quality cricket and some hard-fought games, including the final was a superb advert for the women’s game.”
The players and match officials have thoroughly enjoyed the experience – ICC CEO Geoff Allardice
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Geoff Allardice further thanked Commonwealth Games Federation for allowing cricket to be a part of the marquee event.
“I’d like to thank the Commonwealth Games Federation and Birmingham 2022 for giving cricket the opportunity to be part of a multi-sport Games, the players and match officials have thoroughly enjoyed the experience,” he added.
Talking about the summit clash, Australia were able to post the score of 161/8 on the board with the help of Beth Mooney’s terrific 61-run knock and Ashleigh Gardner, Meg Lanning, and Rachael Haynes’ decent contributions. From India, Renuka Singh and Sneh Rana bagged 2 wickets each while Radha Yadav and Deepti Sharma picked up one wicket each.
Chasing the target, India lost early wickets of openers Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana. Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur played a remarkable 65-run knock and Jemimah Rodrigues contributed good 33 runs. However, other batters failed and India were restricted to 152 by Australia.
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