Radha Yadav shows fielding mastery in CWG 2022 final with through-the-legs run out and fantastic diving catch
The Indian women’s cricket team won their first silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Sunday, creating history in the process.
In a thrilling T20 match on Sunday, Australia overcame India by nine runs to win gold in the women’s cricket competition at the 2022 Commonwealth Games. In their first innings of play, Australia scored 161 for 8 in 20 overs, with Beth Mooney scoring 61 runs off of 41 deliveries and Renuka Singh taking 2 for 25. In response, India was bowled out for 152 in 19.3 overs as skipper Harmanpreet Kaur started the chase with 65 from 43 balls. With Ashleigh Gardner taking three for sixteen, the Australians took the final five wickets for 13 runs.
For India, Renuka and Sneh Rana (2/38) shared four wickets, although Radha Yadav excelled in the fielding department at Edgbaston. Tahlia Mcgrath was caught by Yadav after she bowled an excellent through-the-legs run-out and collected a diving catch.
As soon as Beth Mooney played the first ball in the 11th over, her batting partner Lanning sprinted for a single. Yadav quickly intercepted the ball, though, and sent an underarm throw that fell just inches short of Lanning’s crease.
In the next over, which was delivered by Deepti Sharma, McGrath tried to cut, but she was unable to keep it down. Yadav dived to her left for a shocker while in the backward point zone and executed it flawlessly. Australia suffered two losses in as many overs thanks to McGrath, who participated in the final despite testing positive for Covid-19. McGrath was out for just two runs.
🏏 Howzat for quick thinking?
A quite brilliant run-out by @WeareTeamIndia's Radha Yadav.
— Commonwealth Sport (@thecgf) August 7, 2022
* IMO Tahlia McGrath shouldn't have been cleared to play.Threat to other players' health.
Glad she is dismissed early. pic.twitter.com/P38EDeT3jP
— Asli BCCI Women (@AsliBCCIWomen) August 7, 2022
Harmanpreet was smooth during the chase, hitting 65 with seven fours and two sixes. Jemimah During the chase, Harmanpreet was fluid, scoring 65 with seven fours and two sixes. Although Jemimah Rodrigues also contributed 31 runs per delivery, India’s bottom order’s collapse under pressure resulted in them being bowled out for 152 in the last over.
The powerful Australians, who also won the 50-over World Cup earlier this year, have won the last two T20 World Cups in 2018 and 2020. India came in second place in terms of medals.
Jess Jonassen, a left-arm spinner, said, “It’s simply enormous.” We’ve had the good fortune to play on several World Cup-winning teams, but capturing the first gold medal in women’s cricket at the Commonwealth Games is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement.