India Women put on a dominant display to defeat Bangladesh Women by 8 wickets in the semi-final of the Asian Games women’s cricket tournament on Sunday, 24 September 2023 at the ZJUT Cricket Field in Hangzhou, China.
Bangladesh won the toss and elected to bat, but they were quickly bowled out for 51 in 17.5 overs. India’s Pooja Vastrakar was the pick of the bowlers with 3 wickets, while Titas Sadhu and Renuka Singh Thakur picked up 2 wickets each.
India Women then chased down the target in just 8.2 overs, with Jemimah Rodrigues and Shafali Verma scoring 20 and 17 runs respectively.
Match Scorecard Quick Summary
Highlights of the match:
- Pooja Vastrakar’s 4-wicket haul helped India Women bowl out Bangladesh Women for just 51 runs.
- Jemimah Rodrigues and Shafali Verma’s quickfire knocks helped India Women chase down the target in just 8.2 overs.
- India Women will now face the winner of the other semi-final between Pakistan Women and Sri Lanka Women in the final on 26 September 2023.
- captain Harmanpreet Kaur did not play this match because of suspension, but India Women still managed to win the match in a very easy way, which is a plus point for the final match.
This was a superb victory for the India Women’s team, and they took the same momentum into the final against either Pakistan Women or Sri Lanka Women.