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Indian women defeat Bangladesh to advance to the gold-medal match at the 2023 Asian Games; silver is confirmed

<p>The Indian women’s cricket team defeated Bangladesh recently, but they got their revenge on Saturday at the Zhejiang University of Technology Cricket Field in Hangzhou with an eight-wicket victory. After dismissing Bangladesh for 51 in 17.5 overs thanks to bowler Pooja Vastrakar’s four-wicket haul, the team headed by Smriti Mandhana successfully chased down the mark in 8.2 overs. India will compete for the gold medal tomorrow against either Sri Lanka or Pakistan.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-200972″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-image-1695273063-11zon.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com image 1695273063 11zon” width=”1367″ height=”769″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-image-1695273063-11zon.jpg 400w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-image-1695273063-11zon-390×220.jpg 390w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/theindiaprint.com-image-1695273063-11zon-150×84.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1367px) 100vw, 1367px” title=”Indian women defeat Bangladesh to advance to the gold-medal match at the 2023 Asian Games; silver is confirmed 9″></p>
<p>India got off to a strong start with a four from Mandhana as they chased a manageable 52-run target. But in the fourth over, with India at 19, the captain (7 off 12), holed out to Marufa Akter at point. Her opening partner Shafali Verma didn’t survive long either; she was dismissed by Fahima Khatun in the eighth over for 17 off 21 when there were still 12 runs needed.</p>
<p>The job was subsequently successfully accomplished by young women Jemimah Rodrigues (20 not out off 15) and Kanika Ahuja (1 not out off 2), who reached the goal in 8.2 overs for an eight-wicket victory with 70 balls remaining.</p>
<p>When requested to bowl first earlier, India quickly dispatched Bangladesh’s batting order. Shathi Rani was caught behind for a golden duck and Vastrakar grabbed her wicket with the very first delivery of the game. One of five Bangladhesi hitters who were struck out without scoring was her. In actuality, only captain Nagar Sultana (12 of 17) reached the double digits.</p>
<p>In the rout, Titas Sadhu, Amanjot Kaur, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, and Devika Vaidya each grabbed one wicket, supporting Pooja Vastrakar (4/17), who had just before departing India taken Anjali Sarvani’s spot in the team.</p>
<p>The outcome was a lovely act of retaliation for the Indian ladies. Because of her public outburst and criticism of the Bangladeshi umpiring when playing them in an away series a few months ago, regular captain Harmanpreet Kaur was forced to miss the second straight game. She is now serving a two-match ban.</p>
<p>In the women’s cricket tournament at the Asian Games on Thursday, India—the heavy favorites to win the gold medal—moved through to the semifinals after Malaysia’s quarterfinal match was postponed due to inclement weather. After many weather delays, India scored 173/2 in 15 overs when sent into bat. Jemimah Rodrigues was still undefeated at 47 off 29 balls, while opener Shafali Verma hit five sixes in her 39-ball 67.</p>
<p>However, just two balls were bowled in Malaysia’s innings before the rain started up again, forcing the cancellation of the game. Due to their better seeding in the competition, India, the fourth-ranked country in the world, thereby secured a berth in the semifinals.</p>
<p>The Indian men’s team will also begin play in the 2023 Asian Games in the quarterfinal round. the October 3 winners of Group A.</p>
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