Watch: Radha Yadav takes a blinder to dismiss Tahlia McGrath in the Commonwealth Games final
- India is facing Australia in the gold medal match in the Commonwealth Games 2022
- This is th first ever tounament of women's cricket at the CwG
- Australia had won the toss and decided to bat first.\
India women and Australia women locked horns in the final of the first ever women's Commonwealth Games 2022. In the 12th over of the match, Radha Yadav took a superb catch off all rounder Deepti Sharma to dismiss Australian batter Tahlia McGrath.
Watch the catch here:
Earlier, Australian skipper Meg Lanning had won the toss and decided to bat first. Renuka Singh gave India a wonderful start after dismissing hitter Alyssa Healy in the third over. Eventhough, the umpire had signalled not out, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur waited until just a second was left on the clock, to review the decision. The decision proved to be right as it was overturned by the third umpire. Inspite of her dismissal, Australia finished the powerplay 43/1. Lanning and Beth Mooney then had a 74 run stand. It is them Radha Yadav came to the rescue, dismissing Lanning with a lucky run out. The skipper was on the non striker's end when Mooney played directly to the bowler's end/ The bowl the deflected for Yadav's hand to give India a crucial breakthrough. In the next over itself, Sharma gave India another breakthrough thanks to Yadav's catch.
Australia Women Squad:
Alyssa Healy(w), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning(c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown, Ellyse Perry, Nicola Carey, Amanda Wellington, Annabel Sutherland
India Women Squad:
Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Sneh Rana, Taniya Bhatia(w), Radha Yadav, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Sabbhineni Meghana, Harleen Deol, Yastika Bhatia
Despite testing positive for Covid-19, Australia all-rounder Tahlia McGrath took in the Commonwealth Games gold-medal match against India. During the playing of the national anthems, McGrath did not stand with her teammates and was instead observed sitting alone in the grandstand in a face mask while the other Australian players sat in their dugout. She nevertheless entered the field to bat at No. 4 without a mask.