Top-ranked Australia was pushed to the brink by India, which was led superbly by captain Harmanpreet Kaur, before claiming seven wickets in the last five overs for victory.
Midway through Australia's turn, the team said that Tahlia McGrath had tested positive for the coronavirus before the game. This caused a lot of excitement.
If the game had happened in Australia, McGrath would not have been able to play. But the rules for taking part in the Commonwealth Games are less strict to match the coronovirus protocols in England, which is hosting the games.
McGrath told the team's management that he was feeling a little sick before the final. He had a positive test, but the International Cricket Council and the Commonwealth Games Foundation gave him permission to play.
Australian team officials said medical staff “implemented a range of comprehensive protocols” during and after the match to minimize the risk of transmission.
That led to an unusual moment early in India’s innings as it chased Australia’s total of 161-8.
After making an important catch in the third over, McGrath had to wave her teammates away as they gathered to celebrate. After the game, she had to be alone while the rest of her team celebrated.
India seemed to have a good chance of reaching Australia's goal when Harmanpreet was at the crease.
But when she was out for 65, Australia took control again, and India
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin slammed the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team for losing the most important game of the event.
“Rubbish batting by the Indian team. No common sense. Gave away a winning game on a platter,” he wrote.