New Delhi. The Indian women’s cricket team has registered its name in history by winning the gold medal in the Asian Games 2023 in the match played against Sri Lanka. For the first time, cricket was included in the Asian Games in which the Indian women’s cricket team has created history by winning and winning gold. The thrilling final match was played at the Pingfang Campus Cricket Field in Hangzhou on Monday, where India defeated Sri Lanka by a decisive 19-run margin.
Set a target of 117 runs, India showed exceptional skill while in reply Sri Lanka scored 97 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. For Sri Lanka, Hasini Perera scored 25 runs, followed by Neelakshi de Silva with 23 runs and Oshadi Ranasinghe with 19 runs. Apart from these three, no other Sri Lankan player managed to break the 15-run mark. Captain Chamari Atapattu scored only 12 runs, while Anushka Sanjeevani could score only 1 run.
📸📸 We’ve done it!
Congratulations to #TeamIndia as they clinch a Gold 🥇 Medal at the Asian Games!
— BCCI Women (@BCCIWomen) September 25, 2023
For India, Titas Sadhu took three wickets, while Rajeshwari Gaikwad took two wickets. Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar and Devika Vaidya took one wicket each. There itself Indian fans were very excited on social media over the victory of the Indian women’s cricket team. They congratulated the Indian team on the victory on social media. See what kind of reactions fans have seen on social media.
— 😊 (@_RPR1) September 25, 2023
Poor team gets 1 gold or everyone gets different 🤔🤔 congratulations India
— Joba Randhawa (@Joba_Randhawa) September 25, 2023
Congratulations sister team Bharat is really proud of you all
— Vishal Kumar (@vk2381) September 25, 2023
BCCI Secretary Jai Shah also congratulated…
Jay Shah wrote on social media platform Congratulations to the team and support staff for this historic achievement!
Indian women’s cricket team wins Gold at the #AsianGames with a dominant win over Sri Lanka, led by 18-year-old sensation #TitaSadhu‘s bowling brilliance (3 for 6). Congratulations to the team and support staff for this historic achievement! @BCCIWomen pic.twitter.com/md78olzIxS
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) September 25, 2023
Great performance by Indian women batsmen
Before this historic victory, India got an initial shock after winning the toss and batting first and scored 116 runs losing 7 wickets. The initial innings of the Indian team was not as expected, Shafali Verma was out on a modest individual score of 9 runs. After Verma’s departure, Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues took over the responsibility and formed a vital partnership. Mandhana made a vital contribution and scored 46 runs before being out for 89 runs. However, after Mandhana’s dismissal, the Indian team had to face a challenging phase. Richa Ghosh managed to score 9 runs, captain Harmanpreet Kaur managed to score 2 runs and Pooja Vastrakar also got out after scoring 2 runs. Jemimah Rodrigues, batting at the other end, also lost her wicket in an attempt to play a big shot in the last over and ended her innings with 42 runs.