Women’s Asia Cup 2018, Final match, India Women vs Bangladesh Women – Bangladesh Women won by 3 wickets
Sunday, June 10, 2018, Kinrara Academy Oval, Kuala Lumpur
Nail biting finish in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday as Bangladesh Women beat India Women in the Final match that went down to the last delivery, to win their maiden Women’s Asia Cup title.
Nine runs needed off the final over in which Bangladesh lost 2 wickets while scoring all the required runs using those 6 deliveries. They have romped home with 3 wickets in hand to register their fifth straight victory in this tournament. Also, this is their second win in as many games against Indian Women in this 2018 tournament.
Though Poonam Yadav ended up on the losing side, she had bowled brilliantly in this game picking up 4 wickets in her 4 overs while conceding just 9 runs! Harmanpreet Kaur with a half-century and 2 wickets is India’s all-round performer in this game!
After losing their first game to Sri Lanka by 6 wickets, Bangladesh Women went on to beat Pakistan (by 7 wickets), India (by 7 wickets), Thailand (by 9 wickets) and Malaysia (by 70 runs) in consecutive games to reach their maiden Asia Cup final. The rest is history as they have defeated six-time champions Indian side in the final.
Bangladesh Women – 113/7 in 20 overs (Nigar Sultana – 27, Rumana Ahmed – 23, Poonam Yadav – 4/9, Harmanpreet Kaur – 2/19) beat India Women – 112/9 in 20 overs (Harmanpreet Kaur – 56, Veda Krishnamurthy – 11, Rumana Ahmed – 2/22, Khadija Tul Kubra – 2/23) by 3 wickets
Player of the Match:
Rumana Ahmed (Ban W) – 23 runs and 2 wickets
Player of the Series:
Harmanpreet Kaur (Ind W) – 215 runs and 5 wickets in 6 games
Playing XI: Mithali Raj, Smriti Mandhana, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Anuja Patil, Jhulan Goswami, Taniya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Yadav
Bench: Jemimah Rodrigues, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Mona Meshram
Playing XI: Shamima Sultana (wk), Ayasha Rahman, Fargana Hoque, Sanjida Islam, Fahima Khatun, Jahanara Alam, Nigar Sultana, Rumana Ahmed, Salma Khatun (c), Khadija Tul Kubra, Nahida Akter
Bench: Jannatul Ferdus, Panna Ghosh, Sharmin Sultana, Lily Rani
** Photo credits to Republic World