India gained a gold medal within the girls’s cricket self-discipline on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou on Monday. Within the last, India beat Sri Lanka by 19 runs in a low-scoring affair.
Batting first, India scored 116/7 whereas batting first with Smriti Mandhana (46 from 45 balls) and Jemimah Rodrigues (42 runs from 40 balls) the one gamers to achieve double digits.
In reply, Sri Lanka have been stopped brief on 97/8 of their 20 overs. For the islanders, Hasini Perera (25 from 22), Nilakshi de Silva (23 from 34) and Oshadi Ranasinghe (19 from 26 balls) have been among the many runs however didn’t get the requisite assist on the decrease finish to chase issues down.
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That is India’s second gold medal of the Hangzhou Asian Video games – after the Males’s 10m Air Rifle staff created a world report – and prolonged the nation’s medal tally to 11.
India are taking part within the cricket occasion for the primary time on the Asian Video games. Within the two earlier inclusions, in 2010 and 2014, Pakistan had gained the gold medal.
Sri Lanka made a disastrous begin to their chase, shedding three wickets within the hole of a run throughout 13 balls, to go 14/3. Perera and Nilakshi stitched 36 run stand to maintain themselves within the hunt adopted by a 28-run partnership between Ranasinghe and Nilakshi.
However with required fee rising, Sri Lanka buckled underneath stress to lose the subsequent 4 wickets in 18 runs.
For India, Titas Sadhu posted staggering 3/6 figures with Rajeshwari Gayakwad selecting two wickets at the price of 20 runs.
India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur mentioned on the gold medal win, “Feels nice that we’ve gained the gold medal. We got here right here for the gold and achieved it immediately. Wishing luck to all the opposite athletes who’ve matches remaining and hope they carry a gold as properly.”
India girls’s cricket staff coach Hrishikesh Kanitkar mentioned, “Simply wished to say that I’m very blissful because the staff coach that we’ve bought a gold – one for the nation and it’s an ideal honour. Congratulations to the capturing staff for the primary gold. It’s an ideal feeling and blissful to be on this place.”
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