CWG 2022: The Indian women’s team was speckled gladden for the men’s hockey team for their match against England. The Indian women’s team beat Pakistan by eight wickets on Sunday. This is the first time in CWG history that women’s cricket is part of the event in the same fashion the men’s hockey team is looking to win their first gold medal.
The Indian women’s cricket team inscribed their first win in the history of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) after thrashing Pakistan by eight wickets at the Edgbaston Cricket Ground on Sunday (July 31). The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side’s effort was led by an astonishing bowling effort and some luminous batting from Smriti Mandana.
After Pakistan chose to bat first on winning the toss by and large a rain delay that saw the match reduced to an 18-over affair, they were able to score just 99 runs. Indian spinner Sneh Rana and Radha Yadav took two wickets each. Mandhana clinch the chase was an easy affair for Team India as she hit an unconquered knock of 62 in 42 balls and ensured the Women in Blue completed the chase with 37 balls left.
A day after their game, the Indian women’s cricket team was spotted cheering for the Indian men’s hockey team in their all-important group stage clash against England at Birmingham’s University of Hockey and Squash center. A video shared by the Board of Cricket Council in India’s (BCCI) official Twitter account showed a few members of the team including Jemimah Rodrigues cheering for the Men in Blue from the games village.
Rodrigues is someone who is a well-known big hockey fan. In her spare time, she played hockey matches.
The match turned out to be a disenchanting affair for the Indian Hockey Team. The Manpreet Singh-led side was on course to register a big win after taking a 3-0 lead. Equally important, the Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist lost their lead and the game finished 4-4.
India had started their campaign with a massive 11-0 victory over Ghana on Sunday (July 31). They will next face Canada on Wednesday (August 3).