Asian Games, Indian women's cricket team has won the gold medal in the Asian Games. In the final match, the Indian team destroyed the challenge of Sri Lanka. The Indian women's cricket team was participating in the Asian Games for the first time, hence it has registered its name in the pages of history by winning the gold medal.
Indian women's cricket team has won the gold medal in the 19th Asian Games. On September 25 (Monday), India defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the match played at Pingfeng Campus Cricket Ground, Hangzhou. In this match, while chasing the target of 117 runs, the Sri Lankan team could score only 97 runs for eight wickets. The Indian women's cricket team was participating in the Asian Games for the first time, so it created history by winning the gold medal in the very first attempt.
While chasing the target, Sri Lanka had a bad start and lost three wickets while going for 14 runs. These three wickets were taken by fast bowler Titas Sadhu. After the fall of three wickets, Hasini Perera made some aggressive shots and took Sri Lanka to the score of 50 runs. Rajeshwari Gaikwad ended Perera's stormy innings. Perera scored 25 runs in 22 balls with the help of four fours and one six.
After Perera's dismissal, Neelakshi de Silva and Oshadi Ranasinghe tried to handle the innings by making a partnership of 28 runs. De Silva was bowled by Pooja Vastrakar. After Perera, Deepti Sharma also dismissed Oshadi, after which India's task became easier. For India, Titas Sadhu took three wickets for six runs. Rajeshwari Gaikwad got two wickets, while Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya and Pooja Vastrakar got one wicket each.
?? We've done it! ? ?— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 25, 2023
Congratulations to #TeamIndia as they clinch a Gold ? Medal at the Asian Games! ? ?
Well done! ??
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Sri Lanka wickets:
First wicket- Anushka Sanjivani 1 run (13/1)
Second wicket- Vishmi Gunaratne (13/2)
Third wicket- Chamari Atapattu (14/3)
Fourth wicket- Hasini Perera 25 runs (50/4)
Fifth wicket- Nilakshi de Silva 23 runs (78/5)
Sixth wicket- Oshadi Ranasinghe 19 runs (86/6)
Seventh wicket- Kavisha Dilhari 5 runs (92/7)
Eighth wicket- Sugandhika Kumari 5 runs (96/8)
Earlier, the Indian team, which won the toss and came to bat first, had a bad start. She got her first blow in the fourth over itself, when Shefali Verma (9) was stumped by spin bowler Sugandhika Kumari. After this, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues together handled the innings. There was a partnership of 73 runs for the second wicket between Jemima and Smriti.
Inoka ranaweera ended this partnership by dismissing Mandhana. When Mandhana was out, India's score was close to 90 runs and even 15 overs were not completed. In such a situation, it was expected that India would be successful in making a big score, but it was not possible. Sri Lankan bowlers took wickets continuously, due to which India could score only 116 runs for seven wickets.
For India, Smriti Mandhana played an inning of 46 runs and Jemimah Rodrigues played an inning of 42 runs. For Sri Lanka, spin bowlers Inoka Ranveera and Sugandhika Kumari took two wickets each. Udeshika Probodhani also achieved two successes.
First wicket- Shefali Verma 9 runs (16/1)
Second wicket- Smriti Mandhana 46 runs (89/2)
Third wicket- Richa Ghosh 9 runs (102/3)
Fourth wicket- Harmanpreet Kaur 2 runs (105/4)
Fifth wicket- Pooja Vastrakar 2 runs (108/5)
Sixth wicket- Jemimah Rodrigues 42 runs (114/6)
Seventh wicket- Amanjot Kaur 1 run (116/7)