India won gold in the women’s cricket final at the Asian Games 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs. The Indian women’s cricket team, which had experienced heartbreak at the Commonwealth Games and a loss in the T20 World Cup semi-final earlier this year, successfully defended 116 runs. Indian batters Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues combined for 73 runs for the second wicket. Titas played a significant role by bowling a devastating first spell and finishing with excellent figures of 4-1-6-3. Leg-spinner Devika Vaidya maintained tight control over the islanders. It is India’s second gold medal of the Asian Games, following the nation’s first win in the 10m air rifle team.
Indian-W cricket team beat Sri Lanka and takes home the gold
The in-form Indian women’s team crushed Sri Lanka by 19 runs, and Bangladesh defeated Pakistan by five wickets to claim the bronze medal in the Asian Games.
India won gold in the women’s final
After choosing not to send teams the first two times that cricket was part of the continental Games, India won gold in the women’s final in Hangzhou by defeating an in-form Sri Lanka by 19 runs.
The Indian women’s cricket team has won the big prize after experiencing heartbreak at the Commonwealth Games and losing in the T20 World Cup semi-final earlier this year.
India successfully defended 116 runs
The Indian women’s cricket team defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs to win the gold medal at the Asian Games 2023. After Sri Lanka reached 97 with eight wickets down after 20 overs, India successfully defended a total of 116.
Indian spinners took center stage
Smriti Mandhana (46) and Jemimah Rodrigues (42) combined for 73 runs for the second wicket as India attained 116-7 in their 20 overs while batting first in Monday’s championship match. Hasini Perera (25 runs) and Nilakshi de Silva (23 runs), two Sri Lankan batters, attempted to provide a fitting response with the bat, but Indian spinners took center stage and dashed SL’s hopes.
An incredible spell by Titas Sadhu
In the history of Indian cricket, the women’s team won a historic gold medal at the 19th Asian Games. Titas Sadhu, 18, who was playing in her second T20I, led India’s bowling with a miraculous spell of 3/2 that included the skipper Chamari Athapaththu. The Indian women’s cricket team won a gold medal thanks to rookie pacer Titas Sadhu, even though the batting didn’t destroy Sri Lanka.
Indian bowling performance
Harmanpreet Kaur, the Indian captain, started with off-spinner Sharma after recognizing the slowness of the wicket, While Athapaththu quickly went on the attack with a slog-swept six and a boundary off the first over.
In limiting Sri Lanka to 97 for eight in 20 overs, Titas played a significant role by bowling a devastating first spell and finishing with excellent figures of 4-1-6-3. Leg-spinner Devika Vaidya (4-0-15-1), who maintained tight control over the islanders, was a capable ally for her.
It is India’s second gold medal of the Asian Games; the nation’s 10m air rifle team took home the first gold on September 25th.