Womens Asia Cup 2018 final India vs Bangladesh highlights :
- Bangladesh won by 3 wickets
- They chased down 113
- This was Bangladesh’s first title
The Bangladeshi women’s cricket team created history in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday after they won their maiden Asia Cup T20 title. The Kirara Oval saw history being created after Bangladesh defeated six times defending champions India by 3 wickets to win the match. A closely contested tie went down to the last ball with Bangladesh taking a double with two needed of the last ball to write an important piece in their cricketing history.
Coming back to Womens Asia Cup 2018 final India vs Bangladesh highlights, Despite having lost earlier to Bangladesh in the tournament by 7 wickets, India were heavy favourites going into the final against their neighbours. The only team to have ever won the Asia Cup were expected to continue the trend with another win in the final. However, Bangladesh had different things on their mind. Bucking the trend, Bangladesh pulled off a huge upset by defeating the superpower of the women cricketing world to become the first team after India to lift the Asia Cup.
Batting first, India found themselves in a spot of bother after Bangladesh’s spinners struck early. A pitch filled with cracks played superbly to the strengths of the Bangladeshi spinners who exploited the conditions perfectly. They hit the cracks, pitching the ball right on the huge lines that broke the pitch throughout to turn the bowl significantly. India’s fabled line-up of Mandana, Raj and Deepti all left early to leave the defending champions in a spot of bother. Harmanpreet Kaur played one of the most crucial innings of her career as she hit 56 to help her side reach 112-9 from her allotted 20 overs.
Womens Asia Cup 2018 final India vs Bangladesh highlights are incomplete without the mention of Poonam Yadav. Chasing a below par total in the final, Poonam Yadav looked intent to carry out the job successfully for India. Bangladesh openers Shamima Sultana and Ayasha Rahman were dismissed in the seventh over by Poonam Yadav to end a 35 run stand between them. She picked up Fargana next for 11, ending with figures of 4-9 to put India in a strong position. However the Bangladeshi tigers were intent on victory. Despite Yadav’s and Kaur’s fine show with the ball they ended up scaring to a win off the last ball with Alam taking a double to create history for the sub-continent side.