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Renuka Singh Rips Apart Australia In the first Game of Commonwealth Games 2022
By CricShots - Jul 29, 2022 6:33 pm
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The Indian seamer, Renuka Singh Thakur garnered a lot of limelight on Friday during India’s Commonwealth Games 2022 opener against reigning world champions Australia. Coming to defend a below-par total of 155, she dismissed all four of Australia’s top order wickets, that too inside powerplay, to send their oppositions in disarray early.

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Renuka Singh Thakur

Indian women bowlers got off to a dream start in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, which has been taking place in Birmingham. To be precise, it was Renuka Singh Thakur who took most of the limelight after the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side posted 154/8 batting first in the competition’s opener.

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In the opening over, Renuka Singh dismissed the dangerous Alyssa Healy without troubling the scorers to send Australia on the back foot early. Then, in her next over, she outfoxed Meg Lanning and Beth Mooney to continue the attack. Then, in the fifth over, Tahlia McGrath was undone by Renuka as well as Australia’s top four lost their wickets to a single Indian bowler.

Harmanpreet Kaur had no intention of holding back and asked Thakur to complete her magnificent spell within seven overs. She returned excellent figures of 4-0-18-4 to keep her side in the hunt. Meanwhile, Australia reached 100/6 in 13 overs, requiring 55 off the last 42 balls. Eventually, the Aussies won the match by 3 wickets with an over to spare.

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Australia Women (Playing XI): Alyssa Healy (wk), Beth Mooney, Meg Lanning (c), Tahlia McGrath, Rachael Haynes, Ashleigh Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcie Brown

India Women (Playing XI): Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Meghna Singh, Renuka SinghBenchSabbhineni

Here is how the cricketing fraternity reacted to the spell from Renuka Singh Thakur: