ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 22: Australian players look on after the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval on February 22, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

The Australian Women's Cricket Team has booked a semi final berth after winning their second successive game in the ongoing Commonwealth Games in England.

The question to be asked is if the Australian Team can ultimately take home the gold medal?

Prior to this tournament, cricket was last played at the Commonwealth Games in 1998 when it was held in Kuala Lumpur, where gold at the men's 50-over event was won by South Africa as Australia came in second, losing the final.

This time it's an all women's event based on the T20 format.

Australia has been placed in Group A along with India, Pakistan and Barbados. They have already beaten India and Barbados and are most likely to beat the winless Pakistan on the August 3 to round out the group stage at the top of the pile.

Australia started their Commonwealth Games campaign with a close win against India. Batting first, India with the help of opener Shafali Verma and captain Harmanpreet Kaur who scored 48 and 52 runs respectively, setting Australia a target of 155.

The Australian bowlers bowled brilliantly, led by Jess Jonassen who had figures of 4 for 22 in her four overs. They made sure that only four Indian batters can go to double figures.

In reply, Australia had a troubled start, losing their first five wickets for just 49 runs. Support came in the form of Ashleigh Gardner (52*) and Grace Harris (37), they shared a sixth wicket partnership of 51 runs. Alana King scored 18 not out and along with Gardner, steered Australia to a three-wicket win with an over remaining. For India, Renuka Singh had wonderful bowling figures of 4/18.

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Australia next faced Barbados in a one-sided game two days after facing India. Australia won the toss and bowled out Barbados for just 64 runs. Captain Hayley Matthews was the only Barbadian batter to enter double figures.

The Chief destroyer with the ball was Alana King, who took four wickets for just eght runs. Australia only required three batters and scored the required 65 runs in 8.1 overs with Meg Lanning top scoring with 36 not out.

The only blemish for Australia in this game was when Lanning dropped a catch at slip when King was on a hat-trick.

"I'll have nightmares," Lanning told the media after the match.

England, New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka battle it out for the other two semi-final spots in Group B. This group has been a bit tight and only two games have been played, so at this stage, it's quite difficult to predict the top two spots from this group and who will face Australia in the semi-final but given their form in the preceding women's tournaments, England and New Zealand look likely to get the two spots.

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New Zealand beat South Africa by 13 runs in the first game of this group, with the star performance coming from Suzie Bates who unfortunately missed out on a century and scored 91 not out. In the other game, England wrapped up Sri Lanka by five wickets.

Given the Australian Women's team's success in International Cricket and its current form, a gold medal position is the most likely for Australia, but cricket is certainly a funny game - particularly when it comes to knockout cricket.