CWG 2022: Renuka Singh cleans up Tahlia McGrath with a dream delivery

CWG 2022: Renuka Singh cleans up Tahlia McGrath with a dream delivery

Renuka Singh Thakur finished with 4 for 18 in his four-over spell.

Renuka Singh Thakur's Unplayable Inswinger
Renuka Singh Thakur’s Unplayable Inswinger. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia Women and India Women took on each other in the first T20I of the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Birmingham, and the Women in Yellow managed to scamper through a victory. At 49/5, the Australian side looked in complete disarray in the 8th over, but the likes of Ashleigh Gardner and Grace Harris had to stitch a partnership a 51-run partnership for the sixth wicket to help restore things.

Gardner and Harris got the innings going with some quick runs and managed to get the momentum back in their favour. In the end, Australia chased down the score with one over to spare, thanks to an unbeaten half-century from Gardner, while Alana King steadied the ship with an important 18 not out.

Renuka Singh, who was playing just her 7th T20I, was the pick of the bowlers with a 4/18 in her four-over spell. She got the top four batters, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning, Tahlia Mcgrath. Mcgrath in particular, who was batting on 14, got a vicious inswinger from the seamer which got through her defences. It was a dream delivery from the 26-year-old and left the commentators in awe as well.

Here’s the video of the inswinger from Renuka Singh Thakur

Earlier in the game, the Indian openers Smriti Mandhana and Shafali Verma got off to a good start and the latter made 48 runs off 33 deliveries with nine fours in her stay at the crease. The other batters failed to get going, and the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur stepped with the bat to lead India’s batting effort. Kaur’s half-century meant that India went past the 150-run mark comfortably but did not have the best of finishes.

Australia’s Jess Jonassen was the pick of the bowlers with 4/22 in her four-over spell. India will next play their arch-rivals Pakistan at the same venue on July 31, while Australia is set to battle to play the Barbados Women in their next game on July 31.