New Delhi: India has won their 7th title of Women’s Asia Cup after they defeated Sri Lanka in the finale by 8 wickets. Team India dominated the finale from the very start of the game.
India restricted Lankan players at 65 runs in the 20 overs and the Women in Blue didn’t take more than 9 overs to win the game.
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Sri Lanka’s failed batting in Finale
Sri Lanka had chosen to bat first but their decision failed terribly when wickets tumbles like house of cards. Only Oshadi Ranasinghe and Inoka Ranaweera could manage to even score in double digits as rest of the players returns in single digit.
Renuka Singh clinched three wickets, while Rajeshwari Gayakwad and Sneh Rana got two wickets each. Starting from the third over, Sri Lanka could not put a stop of continuous fall of wickets and resultantly, they have put just 65 runs on board for India Teams to chase.\
India chase in 66 runs target in 9 overs
Team India didn’t take much time to chase the target of 66 runs. Smriti Mandhana single-handled scored unbeaten 51 runs and won the game by 8 wickets.
After the game, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said, “We should give credit to the bowlers and the fielding unit was very good today from ball one. We didn’t want to give them easy runs as every ball is important, proud of the way we performed today. You gotta read the wicket and place the field accordingly. We did that very well and placed the fielders accordingly and that really helped us. We were not looking at the scoreboard and we were just looking at the short targets we had for ourselves and it all worked out well.”