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Cricket Match Predictions: 2022- Commonwealth Games Women's 2022- 14th Match - 2nd Semi Final- New Zealand Women vs Australia Women- 6 August, 2022

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The 14th match and the Second Semi Final of the Commonwealth Games Women's Cricket Competition 2022 will take place on the 6th of August 2022 between New Zealand Women and Australia Women at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.

LIVE SCORES - 2nd Semi Final- New Zealand Women vs Australia Women

Current T20I Form Australia Women:

Australia Women defeated Pakistan Women in their last fixture by 34 runs and they have successfully qualified to play in the second Semi Final of the tournament against New Zealand Women.

Australia Women batted first and posted a total of 160 for 2 in 20 overs. Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath played superbly after Australia lost 2 early wickets. McGrath made 78 not out in 51 balls while Beth Mooney scored 70 not out in 49 balls. On the back of these two brilliant batting performances, Australia could cross the 160 run mark to post 162 on board in 20 overs.

During the chase, Pakistan Women lost 2 wickets for just 8 runs. Bismah Maroof played a slow knock of 23 in 32 balls at the top of the order. Omaima Sohail played well at the top of the order for her a run a ball 23. The real dominating knock was played by Sana Fatima who smashed 35 runs in just 26 balls. She hit 2 fours and 2 sixes in the process. On the back of her performance, Pakistan Women were able to cross the 100 run mark. However, she couldn't take her team over the line as Pakistan Women were restricted to a total of 116 for 8, as they lost the match by a margin of 44 runs.

Current T20I Form New Zealand Women:

New Zealand Women have lost their last game against England Women by 7 wickets but they have successfully qualified to play in the Second semi final of the tournament against Australia Women.

New Zealand Women batted first and they were restricted to a low total of 71 for 9 in 20 overs. The top order batters including Amelia Kerr, Sophie Devine, Suzie Bates all went back to the pavilion without troubling the scorers much. Maddy Green was the only batter who looked good and played some classy shots. After she was dismissed, there wasn't much gas left in the batting. As a result, New Zealand Women were restricted to an under par total.

During the chase, England Women lost Danielle Wyatt early on in the innings. Sophia Dunkley played a patient knock of 19 in 23 balls. She was well supported by Alice Capsey who scored 23 off 19 balls. After both these players were dismissed, Amy Jones took the responsibility of taking her team over the line. She made 18 not out in 10 balls to win the match for her team in the 12th over with 7 wickets in hand.

 Let’s have a look at the squads:

New Zealand:

Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Eden Carson, Izzy Gaze, Claudia Green, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Rosemary Mair, Jess McFadyen, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu

Australia Women:

Meg Lanning (c), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – Australia Women

Who will win?- Australia Women

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Meg Lanning (Australia Women), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand Women)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Alana King (Australia Women), Lea Tahuhu (New Zealand Women)

Most Sixes – Meg Lanning (Australia Women), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand Women)

Player of the Match - Meg Lanning (Australia Women)

Team Scores Batting first – Australia Women 150+, New Zealand Women 135+

Match Handicap: Australia Women

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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