India beat Pakistan to win Women's Asia Cup cricket title for sixth time
Indian team maintained their class and supremacy all over the tournament and it was seen in the final against arch-rival Pakistan
India's women cricket team have won their sixth-straight Asia Cup by defeating Pakistan in Bangkok on Sunday. Under Harmanpreet Kaur's leadership, India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs in the final.
Indian team maintained their class and supremacy all over the tournament and it was seen in the final against arch-rival Pakistan.
The legendary player Mithali Raj hit another half century, slender Jhulan Goswami hit a number of sixes in her innings and when everyone thought that Pakistan found tune while batting Indian spinners bowled them down.
Asian Institute of Technology Cricket witnessed India's left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht making her impressive performances since she created an impressive name in Women's Asia Cup T20 2016. Mithali hit 73 out of 65 and remained unbeaten as Indian team won the toss and elected to bat.
Smriti Mandhana, Veda Krishnamurthy and Harmanpreet could not make much with their bats and Mithali- Jhulan partnership contributed much to the 121 runs India scored.
Pakistan batting line Ayesha Zafar and Javeria Khan tried to give them a good start, but when Indian spinners found their momentum, the story was all over. Skipper Bismah tried her best but failed in the last.
By giving away 22 runs, Ekta took two wickets. Wicket-keeper Sushma Verma was also at her best as she was behind two dismissals, both stumpings.