August 10, 2022
Recent Match Report – NZ Women vs AUS Women 2nd Semi-Final 2022

Australia 145 for 5 (Mooney 36, McGrath 34, Tahuhu 3-20) beat New Zealand 144 for seven (Devine 53, Kerr 40, Schutt 3-20) by five wickets

Three wickets from Megan Schutt and another convincing performance from her batsmen saw Australia win against New Zealand in the second semi-final of the Commonwealth Games.

New Zealand were left with several missed opportunities after they entered the competition for the reigning T20I and ODI world champions. But, after Schutt’s early entry, Australia’s batting depth took the pressure off a five-wicket haul through fifty stands from Beth Mooney and Tahlia McGrath and a signature cool-headed knock from Ashley Gardner.

Australia will play India, who won the gold and silver medals after beating England by four runs in the first semi-final on Saturday, while New Zealand will play against the host nation for the bronze medal.

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Schutt made an immediate impact when he had Suzie Bates, who was second only to India’s Smriti Mandhana in the tournament. run scoring listOut for a duck on the first ball while playing on his stumps.

Georgia Plimer, aged 18 and making her international debut, came in at No. 3 ahead of Amelia Kerr and overturned Schutt’s decision lbw on the next ball, when full outside to rap on the front pad in replays. Darting done. Showed that this leg stump was missing.

Plimer managed to add 17 runs before Schutt struck again with a brilliant legcutter, which drew him forward and then slid into the off-stump. At the end of the powerplay, New Zealand were 39 for 2 and after 10 overs, they had scored 63 for 2. Schutt is later caught by Mooney at deep midwicket to Brooke Holiday – who also runs out Maddie Greene with a blistering direct. Hit from mid-off on the last ball of New Zealand’s innings – to make it 3 for 20 in its four overs.

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Shortly after halfway point, Sophie Devine survived Australia’s review for LBW on the umpire’s call on impact when McGrath defeated her attempt at Slog. Devine batted well with his 48-ball 53, which included a half-century, which was followed by a four and a six. As in Devine’s business, Edgbaston raising his bat a bit in acknowledgment of the crowd’s applause shows that there is more work to be done.

It would have to be done by someone else, though after falling two balls later, while attempting a similar shot but without equal power behind it, Mooney swallowed the catch deep backward. Kerr scored 40 off 36 balls, caught by Darcy Brown at backward point, before becoming the first of McGrath’s two wickets. McGrath also bowled Lee Tahuhu with a fine yorker to help New Zealand down to 144 for 7.

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Australia’s run-chase was off to a shaky start when Tahuhu was caught by young wicketkeeper Isabella Gage for just 14 off Alyssa Healy at the leg-side, continuing her lean run with the bat in April with her ODI World Cup-winning innings . Tahuhu bowled Meg Lanning with a full, slow ball that came off the front pad and clubbed over the deep midwicket rope over the stumps in the right reposte, not to mention the first ball to see Lanning drop to backward point by Kerr Is. faced.

McGrath and Mooney – later dropped for 6 by Gage off Tahuhu – stabilized Australia. The pair had lifted their side after a similarly erratic start in their final group game against Pakistan with an unbroken third-wicket partnership of 141, and this time put together 56 runs. McGrath got a second life for 14 when Hannah Rowe made a simple catch at mid-off off Kerr, and when he was run out by an excellent throw on the gauge at Kerr’s backward point, Australia were bowled in 56 balls. 61 runs were needed. ,

When Mooney dismissed Rowe at deep cover, Tahuhu took his third wicket. After being called into the Commonwealth Games squad only after being dropped from New Zealand’s central contract list and pulled by Jess Kerr and Lauren Down for injury and wellbeing reasons respectively, 31-year-old Tahuhu showed he still had a lot to offer. Is.

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Australia’s batting depth once again came to the fore to see them home. With five overs to spare, they needed 34 runs and when Devine brilliantly caught Rachel Haynes at long-on by diving bats it went down to see Gardner and Grace Harris go home.

Gardner, whose last innings in the game was an unbeaten 52 against India, and Harris, who played a brilliant 37 in the same match at No. 7 for 20, reached the target with three balls to spare, at 19 and 8 respectively. remain unbeaten. give up.

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