NZ-W 6/1 (0.5 over, Sophie Devine 1*, Megan Schutt 1/6)

6 p.m Right! All set to go. Megan Schutt to Sophie Devine from over the wicket first up.

5:50 p.m What an occasion for Plimmer to debut. She plays for Wellington in the domestic circuit and is only 18 years old. She bats in the middle order and is known to be a very good fielder. Let’s see how she fares tonight.

5:30 p.m Australia have won the toss and will bowl. They are unchanged. Georgia Plimmer to debut for New Zealandwho have left out Rosemary Mair.

Australia: 1 Alyssa Healy (wk), 2 Beth Mooney, 3 Meg Lanning (capt), 4 Tahlia McGrath, 5 Rachael Haynes, 6 Ashleigh Gardner, 7 Grace Harris, 8 Jess Jonassen, 9 Alana King, 10 Megan Schutt, 11 Darcie Brown

New Zealand: 1 Sophie Devine (capt), 2 Suzie Bates, 3 Amelia Kerr, 4 Maddy Green, 5 Brooke Halliday, 6 Georgia Plimmer, 7 Hayley Jensen, 8 Lea Tahuhu, 9 Hannah Rowe, 10 Izzy Gaze (wk), 11 Fran Jonas

Skm: “If NZ defeats AUS, will that be an upset?” Yes because Australia are mighty favorites to win gold.

5:25 p.m Paul Muchmore informs us that there was a small presentation in New Zealand but is unsure about whether it is a debut or some milestone. We will get you the details soon.

Joydeepsinghgil: “I will probably say Aussies will be unbeaten in this tournament either because Aussies hardly lose in knock out games”

5:20 p.m New Zealand are coming off a thumping against England and it will be to see how they fare against mighty Australia, stopping whom is nowhere near an easy task.

5:15 p.m And so, here we go again. Commonwealth Games 2022. Second semi-final. Australia – gold medal favorites – taking on their trans-Tasman rivals, New Zealand. Only two games to go after tonight. Yes, it’s all gone fast. And for this quick encounter to decide India’s opponents for the gold-silver medal match, I, S Sudarshanan, will be joined by Ekanth, who also called the first semi-final as it happened. A warm welcome to ESPNcricinfo’s coverage. Sit tight… or lie snug in that blanket if you are joining us from New Zealand/Australia as we bring you all updates.


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