Commonwealth Games 2022: Renuka Thakur's 4-wicket haul goes in vain as Australia-W beat India-W by 3 wickets in opener

Updated on Jul 29, 2022 07:08 PM IST

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Commonwealth Games 2022: Australia celebrate their win against India.(AFP)
Commonwealth Games 2022: Australia celebrate their win against India.(AFP)

Australia beat India by three wickets in the opening Group A game of the Commonwealth Games on Friday. Electing to bat, India posted a challenging 154 for eight in 20 overs with skipper Harmanpreet Kaur hitting a breezy half-century. Harmanpreet smashed 52 off 34 balls with eight fours and a six while opener Shafali Verma played an attacking knock of 48 off 33 balls.

Smriti Mandhana (25 off 17 balls) also started well but couldn't convert that into a substantial knock. Left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen (4/22) was the pick of the Australian bowlers. Australia overhauled the target of 155 with an over to spare. Ashleigh Gardner top-scored for Australia with a 35-ball 52 not out.

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For India, Renuka Singh grabbed four wickets for 18 runs, while Deepti Sharma took two wickets. Meghna Singh got one wicket.

Brief scores:

India: 154/8 in 20 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur 52, Shafali Verma 48, Jess Jonassen 4/22).

Australia: 157 for 7 in 20 overs (Ashleigh Gardner 52 not out; Renuka Singh 4/18, Deepti Sharma 2/24).

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