Low Scoring Thriller | IND vs BAN | Women’s Asia Cup T20 | Final
The Final match of the Women’s Asia Cup T20 played between India vs Bangladesh at Kuala Lumpur. After winning the toss Bangladesh elected to bowl First. It was a very important toss to win as the average first inning score of the ground is 111 runs. Bangladesh beats India in a low scoring thriller match by 3 wickets. Furthermore, India is a 6-time Asia Cup Champion.
Batting first India made 112 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in their respective 20 overs. Opening batswoman Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana got out quickly scoring only 11 runs and 7 runs respectively. Then, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, and Taniya Bhatia all got out cheaply and quickly. However, Harmanpreet Kaur played a Captain’s inning scoring 56 runs in just 42 balls hitting as many as 7 fours in her power-packed inning. In the end, Jhulan Goswami contributed 10 runs in 12 balls before getting run out. Therefore, India made 112 runs giving Bangladesh Women 113 runs target to chase.
Bangladesh bowler Nahida Akter was the most economical in her 4 overs giving only 12 runs. However, Rumana Ahmed and Khadija Tul Kubra took 2 wickets each in their 4 overs giving away 22 runs and 23 runs respectively.
Bangladesh batting started on a stable note where openers Shamima Sultana and Ayasha Rahman scored 16 runs and 17 runs respectively. Moreover, Bangladesh team build good partnerships of 35 runs, 20 runs, 28 runs to keep the score moving. Nigar Sultana made 27 runs out of 24 balls hitting 4 fours. And Rumana Ahmed scored 23 runs off 22 balls. However, Women’s Asia Cup reached its limit of excitement when Bangladesh required 9 runs off the final over. Sanjida Islam and Rumana Ahmed got out on the 4th and 5th ball of the final over. But, Jahanara Alam held on to her nerves running 2 runs off the final ball and defeating India by 3 wickets.
Women’s Asia Cup T20 Final | Ind vs Ban | Bangladesh beats India by 3 wickets.
It was a low scoring thriller Women’s Asia Cup T20 Final Match that ended well for the Bangladesh team. Indian bowler Poonam Yadav bowled exceptionally well. She bowled 4 overs taking 4 wickets and giving just 9 runs. Also, Ekta Bisht bowled economically her 4 overs giving only 13 runs. A great victory for the Bangladesh Women’s team.