In a one-sided affair at the Asian Games 2023 Women’s Cricket Semi-final 1, India reaffirmed their status as favourites with a commanding display, securing a convincing eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh.
Bowling first, India’s bowlers displayed sheer dominance from the outset. They swiftly dismantled the Bangladeshi batting lineup, restricting them to a mere 51 runs for the loss of all ten wickets. The star of the Indian bowling attack was Pooja Vastrakar, who delivered a remarkable performance, claiming four wickets while conceding just 17 runs in her allotted four overs.
Aside from Nigar Sultana, who managed to contribute 12 runs, none of the Bangladeshi batters could muster double figures.
Chasing the modest target of 52 runs for victory in the Asian Games 2023, India remained composed and in control throughout their innings. They reached the target comfortably in just 8.2 overs, losing only two wickets in the process. It was a dominant and clinical display of batting from the Indian team.
This comprehensive victory not only secured India’s place in the Gold Medal match but also showcased their mettle and readiness for the ultimate showdown. The Gold Medal match promises to be an exciting contest as India will face Sri Lanka, setting the stage for a thrilling battle for supremacy in Women’s Cricket at the Asian Games 2023. On the other hand, Bangladesh will regroup and aim to bounce back as they prepare to face Pakistan in the Bronze Medal match, with hopes of claiming a podium finish.
India’s comprehensive performance in the semi-final has certainly set the stage for an exciting conclusion to the Women’s Cricket at the Asian Games 2023.
Asian Games 2023: India vs Bangladesh Brief Scores
Bangladesh 51 in 17.5 overs (Nigar Sultana 12; Pooja Vastrakar 4-17, Devika Vaidya 1-0)lost to India 52/2 in 8.2 overs (Jemimah Rodrigues 20*, Shafali Verma 17; Fahima Khatun 1-7) by 8 wickets