New Delhi: The Indian women’s team had a brilliant performance against Sri Lanka in the gold medal match of the women’s cricket event in the Asian Games 2023. Batting first in this match, Team India was able to score only 116 runs at the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. After this, due to the excellent performance of the bowlers, India managed to win the gold medal by restricting Sri Lanka to a score of 97 in 20 overs. 18 year old Titas Sadhu took maximum 3 wickets in bowling for India.
Chamari Atapattu made a fast start, Titas Sadhu gave 3 blows
Anushka Sanjeevani along with captain Chamari Atapattu came on the field to open the innings for the Sri Lankan women’s cricket team, which was chasing the target of 117 runs in the gold medal match. Captain Atapattu tried to give a fast start to the team by scoring 12 runs in the first over of the innings. After this, 18 year old fast bowler Titas Sadhu, who came to bowl the third over of the innings for India, gave the first blow to the Sri Lankan team at the score of 13 by taking the wicket of Anushka Sanjivani on the very first ball.
Titas Sadhu gave the second blow to Sri Lanka on the fourth ball of the same over by hitting Vishmi Gunaratne with a score of zero. After losing 2 wickets in quick succession, the pressure on the Sri Lankan team had increased. In his second over, Titas gave the biggest blow to the Sri Lankan team by sending Sri Lankan captain Chamari Atapattu to the pavilion on a personal score of 12. In the first 6 overs, the Sri Lankan team managed to score only 28 runs at the loss of 3 wickets.
Hasini Perera and De Silva tried to control the innings, Gaikwad broke the partnership
Hasini Perera and De Silva tried to handle this innings of Sri Lanka and a partnership of 36 runs in 33 balls was seen between them for the fourth wicket. Indian spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad gave the fourth blow to the Sri Lankan team in the form of Hasini Perera on the score of 50. From here the Indian bowlers did not give any chance to Sri Lanka to make a comeback in the match. On the score of 78, De Silva was also bowled by Pooja Vastrakar after scoring 23 runs.
Due to the excellent performance of Indian bowlers, Sri Lanka managed to score only 97 runs.
Due to losing wickets at regular intervals in the final match, the pressure on the Sri Lankan team also increased. For this reason, they managed to score only 97 runs at the loss of 8 wickets in 20 overs and had to face defeat in the match by 19 runs. In bowling for India, Titas Sadhu took 3 wickets while Rajeshwari Gaikwad took 2 wickets while Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya and Pooja Vastrakar took 1 wicket each.
Jemima and Smriti played important innings in the batting of Indian team.
If we talk about the batting performance of the Indian team in this match, excellent performance with the bat was seen from Jemimah Rodriguez and Smriti Mandhana. Jemima played an innings of 42 runs in 40 balls in this match. Whereas Smriti Mandhana managed to score 46 runs in 45 balls. Apart from this, no other batsman could even cross double figures. In bowling for Sri Lanka, Prabodhni, Sungdhika Kumari and Ranaweera took 2 wickets each.
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