The Indian women’s cricket team lost to Australia in the Group A match of the Commonwealth Games. India got off to a fine start defending 154 runs as Renuka Singh Thakur took four wickets in five overs, although Ashleigh Gardner helped Australia chase down the target with three wickets and one over to spare. However, the match will be remembered for a spell by Renuka Singh Thakur as she returned with figures of 4-18.
Thakur breaks back of Australia’s batting lineup as he dismisses picks Alyssa Healy, Meg Lanning, Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath. And the ball was an absolute snuff to dismiss Tahlia McGrath. It was a dream inswinger from Renuka as the ball was curved from outside and McGrath was determined to play the drive.
Hence, a huge gap was left between the bat and the pad, and the ball began to rattle the stumps.
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However, India were unable to defend the total as Gardner and Grace Harris held their nerve for Australia.
India will next face Pakistan in Group A on Sunday.
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