India Women go to the Finals after a thumping semi-final victory over Bangladesh Women. With this victory, India Women became the first cricket team to qualify for the Asian Games Final.
In a stunning display of dominance on the cricket field. The Indian women’s cricket team exacted sweet revenge for their Asia Cup final defeat. Decimating Bangladesh with an emphatic eight-wicket victory in the 2023 Asian Games semi-final clash at the picturesque Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field in Hangzhou. Led by the formidable Smriti Mandhana, the Indian side showcased their prowess.
First restricting Bangladesh to a meager 51 runs in 17.5 overs.
Thanks in major part to the outstanding performance of bowler Pooja Vastrakar, who took four wickets. The Indian juggernaut then easily chased down the modest goal in 8.2 overs, with an incredible 70 balls to spare. Chasing a relatively modest target of 52 runs, India began their journey with a boundary from the skipper’s own blade, Mandhana. The India Women opener’s cameo, however, cut short in the fourth over when she caught at point for a valiant 7 runs off 12 deliveries.
Her opening partner, the explosive Shafali Verma. A brief appearance before being dismiss by Fahima Khatun in the eighth over for a 17-run contribution from 21 balls, leaving India with only 12 runs to score. The challenge then hand over to the young shoulders of Jemimah Rodrigues and Kanika Ahuja. Who hit undefeated 20 and 1 respectively and completed the assignment calmly, helping India to an eight-wicket victory.
When India given the task of bowling first in the game. They demonstrated their toughness by quickly destroying Bangladesh’s batting order. Pooja Vastrakar struck a decisive punch with her first delivery of the match. Grabbing the prize wicket of Shathi Rani, who caught behind for a golden duck. Bangladesh struggled to get their bearings, with five batters failing to score a single run.
India favourites to clinch the Asian Games title
India, who began the competition as heavy favorites to win gold. Previously advance to the semi-finals of the Asian Games women’s cricket competition when their quarter-final match against Malaysia call off due to severe rain. Meanwhile, the Indian men’s cricket team is preparing for their 2023 Asian Games campaign. Which will begin with a quarter-final match against the champions of Group A on October 3rd. The cricketing world now awaits the grand showdown as India prepares to face either Sri Lanka or Bangladesh in the gold medal match tomorrow.