October 1, 2022
Australia have fun profitable gold within the 2022 Commonwealth Video games cricket competitors

Australia received the primary girls’s cricket gold medal in Commonwealth Video games historical past on Sunday as Scotland’s Laura Muir captured the 1500m title on the ultimate evening of athletics.

On the penultimate day of competitors in Birmingham, England’s girls received hockey gold and Australia beat Jamaica within the netball last.

With just some occasions to go on Monday, Australia paved the way with 66 golds, 11 forward of hosts England.

Scorching favourites Australia held their nerve to beat India by 9 runs in a Twenty20 thriller in entrance of a giant Edgbaston crowd.

Opener Beth Mooney top-scored with 61 as Australia made 161-8 of their 20 overs within the heat sunshine.

India seemed to be heading in the right direction for a shock win once they have been cruising at 118-2.

However the dismissals of Jemimah Rodrigues (33) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (65) sapped their momentum and so they fell frustratingly quick.

Australia partied on the pitch because the lights went out across the stadium.

“It is completely large,” stated left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen.

“We’re blessed sufficient to be a part of some profitable World Cup groups however to win the primary gold medal for ladies’s cricket within the Commonwealth Video games, you are solely ever going to try this as soon as.”

Victory underlines the dominance of Australia’s girls, who’re additionally world champions within the 20-over and 50-over codecs.

Within the bronze medal match earlier on Sunday, New Zealand coasted to an eight-wicket win over England.

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Muir ended her Commonwealth Video games marketing campaign with a flourish by profitable gold within the 1500m on the Alexander Stadium.

The 29-year-old’s team-mate, 10,000m champion Eilish McColgan, simply failed in her bid for memorable double, ending second behind Kenya’s spectacular world silver medallist Beatrice Chebet within the girls’s 5,000m.

Muir, who received bronze within the 800m on Saturday, kicked for glory earlier than the bell and ran a reasonably reasonable discipline — missing two-time Olympic champion Religion Kipyegon — ragged, timing 4min 02.75sec.

The Olympic silver medallist was overjoyed, having didn’t medal in 2014 and lacking the 2018 Video games attributable to veterinary exams.

“You be taught from it and your time will come,” stated Muir. “It sounds tacky nevertheless it’s true. Eight years of Commonwealths and it has been bugging me so this implies loads.”

Wyclife Kinyamal defended his males’s 800m crown in a time of 1:47.52.

It was a formidable turnaround for the 25-year-old, who completed final within the last of the world championships in July.

“Eugene (the world last) was disappointing nevertheless it is rather like any race,” he stated. “As a result of if immediately you win, tomorrow you lose.

“I suppose as a result of I failed there, I seemed ahead to coming right here to defend my title.”

New Zealand bicycle owner Aaron Gate received the lads’s highway race to gather his fourth gold medal of the Commonwealth Video games.

“Three felt nice and I used to be tremendous pleased with that,” stated Gate, who received three monitor occasions earlier within the Video games.

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“I got here right here immediately and managed to assist the staff, and if the chance arose to go for a fourth one I simply needed to seize it with each palms.”

Within the girls’s race, Australia’s Georgia Baker received her third gold of the video games.

England received hockey gold for the primary time after holding off a fightback from Australia to win 2-1.

Second-quarter targets from Holly Hunt and Tess Howard in the end offered decisive 24 hours after the lads’s staff had suffered semi-final despair by the hands of Australia.

Australia’s males, who’re six-time defending champions, tackle India within the last on Monday.

There was extra pleasure for Australia within the netball competitors, with a 55-51 over Jamaica within the last.

Australia additionally shone on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, wrapping up the diving competitors in type.

Cassiel Rousseau took the lads’s 10m platform title and Maddison Keeney received her second gold of the video games within the girls’s 3m springboard.

England’s Scrumptious Orie received tremendous heavyweight gold on a busy evening of boxing, beating India’s Sagar Ahlawat.

India received three different golds in boxing however Northern Eire took 5, together with a particular double for Aidan Walsh and his sister Michaela.

Australia celebrate winning gold in the 2022 women's cricket tournament at the Commonwealth Games
Australia have fun profitable gold within the 2022 girls’s cricket match on the Commonwealth Video games
Scotland's world and Olympic medallist Laura Muir finally won Commonwealth Games gold in the 1500 metres
Scotland’s world and Olympic medallist Laura Muir lastly received Commonwealth Video games gold within the 1500 metres

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