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India Beat Bangladesh in Women’s Emerging Asia Cup

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India Beat Bangladesh in Women’s Emerging Asia Cup

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The India U-23 women’s cricket team showcased a spectacular display of spin bowling by Shreyanka Patil and Mannat Kashyap in the final of the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup T20 against Bangladesh, securing a resounding 31-run victory to claim the prestigious title. The match, held at Mong Kok on Wednesday, witnessed an intense battle between the two teams, with India emerging as the ultimate champions.

Opting to bat first, the Indian team faced a challenging task against a formidable Bangladeshi bowling attack. Their innings commenced with caution, resulting in a modest total of 127 runs for the loss of seven wickets. The Bangladesh bowlers executed their plans effectively, constantly picking up crucial wickets and denying India the opportunity to build substantial partnerships.

Dinesh Vrinda top-scored for the Indian side with a well-crafted 36 runs off 29 deliveries, while Kanika Ahuja remained unbeaten on a valuable 30 runs from 23 balls. Despite their efforts, the Indian batters struggled to find momentum, with only four players managing to reach double-digit scores. Wicketkeeper U Chetry contributed with a vital knock of 22 runs, and skipper Shweta Sehrawat added 13 runs to the team’s total.

The bowling prowess of the Indian spin duo, Shreyanka Patil and Mannat Kashyap, came to the fore during Bangladesh’s chase. The slow and turning pitch at the Mission Road Ground perfectly suited their style of bowling. Patil, an off-break bowler, showcased her skills by claiming remarkable figures of 4 for 13, while Kashyap, a slow left-arm orthodox bowler, complemented her teammate with an impressive spell of 3 for 20.


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The Bangladeshi batswomen struggled to cope with the spinning deliveries, resulting in their team being bowled out for a mere 96 runs in 19.2 overs. Sobhana Mostary and Nahida Akter top-scored for Bangladesh, both contributing 16 runs, while Akter remained unbeaten on 17 runs. Kanika Ahuja also played a part in the victory, chipping in with two crucial wickets for 23 runs.

The Indian team’s journey to the final had been marred by inclement weather throughout the tournament. In a bizarre turn of events, they had played only one game leading up to the final, which they convincingly won against hosts Hong Kong by nine wickets. The remaining three matches, including the semifinal clash against Sri Lanka, were unfortunately abandoned due to rain. The persistent showers disrupted a total of eight games in the tournament, dampening the spirits of both players and fans alike.

Despite the limited opportunities to showcase their skills, the Indian U-23 team displayed exceptional determination and resilience to emerge victorious in the Women’s Emerging Asia Cup T20. The outstanding performances by Shreyanka Patil and Mannat Kashyap with the ball, coupled with a gritty batting effort led by Dinesh Vrinda and Kanika Ahuja, ensured that the team brought home the prestigious title. This triumph serves as a testament to the talent and potential present in the emerging women’s cricket circuit in India, setting a promising foundation for the future of the sport.


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