Australia Women vs India Women, Commonwealth Games: Gardner half century proves enough
Australia Women won a close fought contest as Jess Jonassen restricted India to 154 before Ashleigh Gardner scored a half century to guide them to a 3 wicket win.
Australia Women vs India Women, 1st Match, Group A, Commonwealth Games Womens Cricket Competition
Australia Women *47/4 (7 ov)
India Women 154/8 (20 ov)
Result - Australia Women need 108 runs in 13.0 remaining overs
India Women won the toss and elected to bat, Smriti Mandhana (24) and Shafali Verma (48) opening well.
Harmanpreet Kaur (52) added a much needed half century as Australia then took over the match.
Jess Jonassen (4/22) dominated the remainder of the innings, India heading in at 154/8.
The momentum didn't carry into Australia's innings though, as Renuka Singh (4/18) skittled their openers.
Ashleigh Gardner (52*) and Grace Harris (37) came to the rescue with a much needed partnership.
It was a close finish, but Alana King (18*) joined the fray to see them over the line.
AUSTRALIA WOMEN - Alyssa Healy (WK), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (C), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darice Brown
INDIA WOMEN - Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Yastika Bhatia (WK), Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh
Date - 2022-07-29 11:00 AM
Venue - Edgbaston, Birmingham
Toss - India Women won the toss & elected to bat
Umpires - Lauren Agenbag, Sue Redfern
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