CWG 2022: The host nation England after losing to India in the semi finals were dismantled in the Bronze medal match by New Zealand. New Zealand skipper Sophie Devine led her team with both bat and ball.
England elected to bat first, but they lost their first wicket just seven balls into the match, when there was a chance for Suzie Bates to depart for four. But because of bad terms, Alice Capsey could not continue her efficient game play and was left behind by the bowling of Hannah Rowe for five.
When England were at 3-44, Natalie Sciver looked to wrest control as she struck five boundaries, but then it was bowled by Devine on 27 off 19. When Katherine Brunt (4) holed out in the first, England were at 6-63, but wickets were continuously falling when Sophia Dunkley was bowling in advance manure. Maia Boucher was trapped on the pads by teenage spinner Fran Jonas. England were at their losing term in the match but still there as New Zealand’s batting was not yet completed.
Here Sophie Devine came with bat and ball to turnaround the England in the bronze medal match, initially she was decided that the White Ferns will take a commonwealth Games bronze medal to home but , When England’s strong batting line-up to just 9-110 from their 20 overs, Devine started to play an unexpected match and started to hit the runs 51 from 40 balls and victory was of with 49 balls to spare.
Then the second player, Georgia Plimer, hit a four before she was excited, but England could not stop New Zealand because Amelia Kerr scored 21 runs in 15 balls. Finally, New Zealand, i.e., by Devine, leads the match to an excellent victory .
And it was the second time that New Zealand has received a Commonwealth Games bronze in cricket. To get the medal with all three colors, they have to wait until Sunday evening, when there will be an announcement of the final between Australia and India.
New Zealand won the match by 8 wickets with 49 balls to spare and are the winners of Bronze medal in the first their first ever appearance at the CWG 2022.
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