Harmanpreet-Rodrigues 96-run partnership in vain as Australia reign supreme

Jem

Aryan Surana

With India requiring 44 off 30 with seven wickets in hand to win the CWG finale, Ashleigh Gardner staged an incredible turnaround by dismissing Pooja Vastrakar and the well-set Harmanpreet Kaur off successive deliveries. Given a sniff, Australia stormed back into the contest by strangling the lower middle order to win by nine runs as India lost their last eight wickets for just 34 runs. A dejected Harmanpreet, whose 43-ball 65 had thrust India into a match-winning position, cut a sorry figure in the dugout as India settled for the silver medal.