As India beat England by four runs in their women’s cricket semi-final at the ongoing Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG 2022), Jemima Rodrigues once again proved her worth with a decisive unbeaten knock of 44 off 31 balls, including 7 fours. Despite her hit, Rodriguez had to leave the field due to an injury and was later seen with a cuff on her hand. Speaking after the match, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur gave an update on Jemima’s injury and availability for the CWG final.
Speaking to the broadcaster, Harmanpreet said, “Jemima is a fighter, these things happen. She will be fine, she will have some pressure on her hand but she will be fine.”
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Meanwhile, Smriti Mandhana was in good batting form in the semi-final and hit 61 runs (eight fours and three sixes) off 32 balls. Speaking after the game, Mandhana emphasized the importance of maintaining his form. He said, “I was trying to remember the last-ball matches and hoped we would get over the line. We didn’t do that well, so more than my fielding, I was hoping to get over the line this time. A few overs were given away but with matches like this, roles have to be switched. Deepti’s overs in the middle Important. Rana was bowling brilliantly with only three fielders in the deep. That will be remembered for a long time. (On her form) I was batting well in the last 2-3 weeks, like I was 2-3 years ago. Glad I got the touch, hope to do the same in the final.
“The crowd was fantastic, the support for England today. We usually have that. I take half an hour for things to settle. But today it was fantastic.”