In an unprecedented triumph, the Indian women’s cricket team, under the stalwart leadership of Harmanpreet Kaur, created history by clinching the country’s first-ever gold medal at the Asian Games held in Hangzhou. The team defeated Sri Lanka by 19 runs in a nail-biting final match. The victory has stirred a wave of euphoria across the nation, with Kaur expressing her immense pride and satisfaction, having arrived at the games with the gold medal in her sights.
We came here with a gold medal in mind, and today we are feeling great,” said an elated Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, during the post-match presentation.India scored a defendable total of 132 runs for 5 wickets in the stipulated 20 overs. In reply, Sri Lanka could only manage 113 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. India’s disciplined bowling attack and tight fielding were key to their successEveryone in the team contributed to this victory.
India’s win has been hailed as a significant achievement, not just for the team, but for women’s cricket in the country. The victory has brought into sharp focus the potential and talent present in the women’s cricket circuit in IndiaThis win is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team and the support staff. It also speaks volumes about the growing popularity and success of women’s cricket in India
India women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur was ecstatic after the Women in Blue defeated Sri Lanka in the final to win a historic Asian Games gold medal on Monday in Hangzhou. This was India’s second gold medal in this edition of the continental showpiece. Earlier on the day, India won its first yellow metal in the men’s 10m Air Rifle team event. It was also Indian cricket’s first participation at Asian Games.
Titas Sadhu as the Bengal rookie pacer, playing just her second international game, cleaned Sri Lanka’s top three to turn the tables in India’s favour. Her 3/6 in four overs including a maiden proved crucial for India as Sri Lanka could only manage 92/8 in 20 oversMeanwhile, India head coach Hrishikesh Kantikar stated they were happy to contribute to the country’s medal tally.