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Cricket Match Predictions: 2022 - Commonwealth Games Women's 2022 - 16th Match - The Final - India Women vs Australia Women- 7 August, 2022

India's Harmanpreet Kaur in action with Australia's Alyssa Healy
India's Harmanpreet Kaur in action with Australia's Alyssa Healy

The 16th match and the third place playoff of the Commonwealth Games Women's Cricket Competition 2022 will take place on the 7th of August 2022 between India Women and Australia Women at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham.

LIVE SCORES - India Women vs Australia Women

Current T20I Form Australia Women:

Australia Women have won their Semi Final game against New Zealand Women to enter the finals of the tournament.

New Zealand Women batted first and posted a total of 144 for 7 in 20 overs. Sophie Devine played a phenomenal knock of 53 in 48 balls. Amelia Kerr supported her well in the middle and made 40 in 36 balls. The rest of the batters couldn't really take the attack to the oposition and lost their wickets at important times. Brooke Halliday played a nice cameo of 16 in 10 balls in the death overs and helped her team cross the 140 run mark to reach 144 for 7 in 20 overs.

During the chase, Alyssa Healy showed a lot of promise by smashing 3 boundaries early on. However, she was dismissed in the 3rd over by Lea Tahuhu. Her wicket was followed by that of Meg Lanning who was also dismissed by Lea Tahuhu. When Australia Women looked in trouble, Tahlia McGrath came to their rescue. She made 34 off 23 balls before running herself out. Beth Mooney also played well for her 36 in 29 balls. Ashleigh Gardner and Grace Harris finished the job on the 3rd ball of the 20th over and won the match for Australia Women by 5 wickets.

Current T20I Form India Women:

India Women have beaten England Women in the first semi final of the tournament by 4 runs to enter the finals.

India Women batted first and posted a competitive total of 164 for 5 on board in 20 overs. Smriti Mandhana was the top run scorer for India Women. She gave her team a tremendous start and smashed 61 in just 32 balls. Jemimah Rodriguez in the middle order played a good knock of 44 not out in 31 balls. On the back of these two brilliant batting performances, India Women were able to cross the 160 run mark and reach 164 for 5 in 20 overs.

During the chase, England Women started off with a flier. The openers Danielle Wyatt and Sophia Dunkley smashed the bowlers to all parts of the ground in the powerplay overs. Dunkley was dismissed by Deepti Sharma in the 3rd over. Alice Capsey and Danielle Wyatt continued to find the gaps and were involved in a 35 run partnership for the 2nd wicket before Capsey ran herself out in an odd fashion. After Danielle Wyatt was dismissed, India Women were well on top of England Women. Amy Jones and Natalie Sciver collected 54 runs for the 4th wicket partnership but once Jones was run out, England Women innings was going nowhere. Natalie Sciver also risked a double and got run out in the 19th over, leaving England in tatters. Sneh Rana kept her nerves in the final over to defend the total as India won the match by 4 runs.

 Let’s have a look at the squads:

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

India Women:

Harmanpreet Kaur (C), Smriti Mandhana (VC), Shafali Verma, S Meghana, Taniya Sapna Bhatia (Wk), Yastika Bhatia (Wk), Deepti Sharma, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Pooja Vastrakar, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Jemimah Rodrigues, Radha Yadav, Harleen Deol, Sneh Rana

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? – India Women

Who will win?- Australia Women

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) –  Alyssa Healy (Australia Women), Harmanpreet Kaur (India Women)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Alana King (Australia Women), Renuka Singh (India Women)

Most Sixes – Tahlia McGrath (Australia Women), Harmanpreet Kaur (India Women)

Player of the Match- Tahlia McGrath (Australia Women)

Team Scores Batting first – Australia Women 160+, India Women 140+

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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