The Indian women’s cricket team made history on Sunday after settling for silver in the first ever Commonwealth Games 2022 Women’s cricket final. India lost to medal favourites Australia by 9 runs in the final. The loss was the second one for Women in Blue after losing to the same opponent in the opening match of the CWG 2022. Prime minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian women’s cricket team for their historic achievement in Birmingham.
Congratulating the Indian Women’s team for their Commonwealth Games 2022 success, PM Modi wrote, ” Cricket and India are inseparable. Our Women’s cricket team played excellent cricket through the CWG and they bring home the prestigious Silver medal. Being the first ever CWG medal in cricket, this one will always be special. Best wishes to all team members for a bright future”.
This was the first time that a women’s cricket event was played at any edition of the Commonwealth Games. The last time cricket was played in Commonwealth Games was back in 1998 and it was South Africa who captured the gold medal, while Australia had to settle for silver.