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ACC Women’s Premier Cup 2024 Final Review: Highlights And Recap

United Arab Emirates extended their unbeaten and victorious run to the title comprehensively defeating Malaysia in the finals of the ACC Women’s Premier Cup 2024 at the Bayuemas Oval, Kuala Lumpur. In what was a low-scoring match, UAE edged out the hosts Malaysia by 37 runs.

Here’s how the finals of the ACC Women’s Premier Cup 2024 unfolded:

The skippers ahead of the Finals. [Image: ACC Media]
The skippers ahead of the Finals. [Image: ACC Media]
In the toss earlier, UAE won the toss and opted to bat first. Off to a brisk start, the dependable duo of Esha Oza and Kavisha Egodage set the momentum and the scoreboard ticking. The duo batted on and stitched a commendable 84-run partnership and the first breakthrough for Malaysia was delivered by Aisya Eleesa. She got rid of the dangerous UAE skipper Esha Oza for 53 and with Kavisha Egodage, a decent total on board seemed on the cards.

However, with wickets falling and batters post the openers not making the most, it was Kavisha Egodage’s 30 coupled with an unbeaten cameo of 10 and 6 from Theertha Satish and Heena Hotchandani that ensured UAE ended up with 105-3 on the board. For Malaysia, it was Ainna Hamizah Hashim who stood out with two wickets and was instrumental in restricting UAE.

One of the defining factors for UAE through this tournament has to be how despite not having the most number of runs on their board batting first, their ability to defend it has made them the team to beat. Staying true to this facet of their game, they made it extremely challenging for Malaysia batting in the run-chase.

Off to a tricky start losing their skipper Winifred Duraisingham for a golden duck, it was Wan Julia and Elsa Hunter who kept the proceeidngs in check. But as Julia fell for 6, Ainna Hamizah Hashim fell for 1, the going got tough. For another 5 overs, it was Hunter who was joined by Mas Elysa who attempted to steady the ship but as Vaishnave Mahesh and Kavisha Egodage got the crucial wickets, the match was over for Malaysia.

With more wickets tumbling, a last-minute hope was provided by Nur Dania Syuhada and Aisya Eleesa who stitched a 25-run partnership but as Siya Gokhale got Eleesa for 10, Syuhada was left stranded as Malaysia slipped to a 37-run loss.

UAE and Malaysia will both qualify for the Asia Cup, scheduled to be held tentatively in July and square off against top-flight Asian teams like India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh for top honours.

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