India beat Pakistan to win women’s T20 Asia Cup
Indian women team defeated their arch-rivals to clinch their sixth T20 Asia Cup title.
Mithali Raj, who was removed from the captaincy before the tournament started, she scored 73* in the final match against Pakistan.
India team bated first and gave the target of 122 runs in 20 overs. Mithali well played 73* guided team India to set the target of 122 runs.
By scoring 73* she made the statement to the selectors that she still have capability of playing good cricket.
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The bowler then bowled the brilliant spells, to limit Pakistan for 104/6 in 20 overs. Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was star of the match who took 2 wickets for 22 in her four overs spell.
It was the second time that India got the better of Pakistan in the competition, having beaten them by five wickets in the league stage besides remaining unbeaten in five games en route to the final.
It was the sorts of sweet revenge from Indian Women Team, who defeated by Pakistan during the World T20 in March at home.
India has managed to win all the format of the game from when it was started. This was their sixth title win.
Champion team wouldn’t had clinched this win if, Mithali and Bisht had not shown their superlative efforts in the match.
Mithali raj ended on the top note in this tournament by scoring 220 runs in her four innings. From Pakistan side it was Javeria Khan with 128 runs in six innings.
Raj kept herself-calm in the tense situation. She managed to score seven fours and a six in her 73*.
The new captain had a quiet tournament by her standards as the all-rounder failed to muster up a 30 plus score in six innings and took just two wickets.
Left-arm spinner Bisht came good for India with the ball; she ended the tournaments by taking 10 wickets at an average of 5.20.
She along with the rest of the bowlers ensured Pakistan never got close to the target.
- With this victory, India clinched their sixth Asia Cup title
- Pakistan scored 104/6 in 20 overs, while chasing target of 122 runs in 20 overs.
- Mithali Raj scored her 10th T20 fifty to remain unbeaten on 73