CWG 2022: Indian Women's Cricket Team Qualify For Semi-finals

Renuka Singh, a medium-pace bowler, destroyed Barbados’ top order with a four-wicket haul as India defeated their inferior opponents by 100 runs on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the women’s T20 cricket competition at the Commonwealth Games.

When given the opportunity to bat, India achieved a respectable 162 for 4 thanks to Jemimah Rodrigues’ impressive, unbroken half-century (56 not out off 46 balls) and opener Shafali Verma’s 26-ball 43.

Renuka’s outstanding performance caused the Barbados hitters to bewilder themselves, and the Indians could limit Barbados to 62 for 8 in 20 overs.

Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, and captain Harmanpreet Kaur all contributed one wicket each.

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Barbados’ best scorer was Kyshona Knight with 16, followed by Shakera Selman with 12. Seven of their hitters were unable to score in the double digits.

Earlier, Barbados lost against Australia by nine wickets after being dismissed for 64 runs.

India finished second in Group A with the victory, four points from two victories, behind Australia (6 points from 3 matches). In their previous games, they defeated Pakistan and fell short against Australia.

On Saturday, the semifinal matches will take place. Deandra Dottin, the Barbados inning’s first batter, was hit by Renuka in the third ball and was out for a duck.

After that, she quickly removed Barbados’ skipper Hayley Matthews (9), Kycia Knight (3), and Aaliyah Alleyne (0) to leave Barbados at 19 for 4 after nine overs.

Smriti Mandhana, who scored a half-century in India’s victory against Pakistan, fell early in the Indian innings. Still, Verma and Rodrigues put up a 71-run partnership for the second wicket to keep the innings going.

However, India was in trouble as soon as skipper Harmanpreet (0) was dismissed three balls after Verma was dismissed.

However, India reached a respectable score thanks to a 70-run stand for the fifth wicket that was unbroken between Rodrigues and Deepti Sharma (34 not out).

Shanika Bruce, Hayley Matthews, and Shakera Selman each claimed a wicket for Barbados.

In 20 overs, India scored 162 for 4 (Jemimah Rodrigues was unbeaten at 56, and Shafali Verma was 43; Shanika Bruce took 1-17). In 20 overs, Barbados scored 62 for 8 (Kyshona Knight had 16; Renuka Singh had 4/10).