The President of Board of Control Sourav Ganguly, for Cricket in India (BCCI) has praised the Indian women’s cricket team on securing a silver medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games. Nevertheless, he also remark that the team would be disheartened on missing gold as it was “their game”. India miss out on the gold medal match against Australia by 9 runs at Edgbaston, Birmingham as they insufficient to chase down 162.
“Congratulations to the Indian women’s team for winning silver ..But they will go home disappointed as it was their game tonite ..@BCCIWomen,” tweeted Ganguly.
The captain of Australia Meg Lanning decided to bat first and posted 161/8 owing to Mooney’s knock of 61 runs. For India, both Renuka Singh and Sneh Rana returned with two wickets each.
While the chase of 162, India were in the driver’s seat with Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues going prominent . However, the side fall to pieces from 118/2 to 152 all out, and in the end, Australia claimed his winning.
For India, skipper Harmanpreet highest achieved with a knock of 65.
Earlier on Sunday, New Zealand had won the bronze medal in women’s cricket after vanquish England.
Winning after silver, Harmanpreet spoke to NDTV and said: “Yeah definitely it is a big moment for all of us. First time, we were participating and the way we played this tournament, it was great to watch. We were close to gold medal, but once again we did the same mistakes we have been doing in the big tournaments. You know, we have to keep working hard on lower-order batting. I am sure we will do well in the upcoming tournaments. I think this silver medal matters a lot, this will definitely motivate young girls back home,” Harmanpreet said.
Prior to the CWG gold medal match, Australia’s Tahlia McGrath tested positive for COVID-19, but she was authorized to play the final.
“Well, they did inform us before the toss, it was something which was not in our control. We went with the sportsmanspirit, she was not that ill, we did what we had to do, it was not in our control,” said the India skipper.