India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs to clinch the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup in Bangkok on Sunday. This was the 6th edition of the competition and India have won every one of the six events till date. They are unbeaten for 32 games in the competition.
Picking to bat, India set up an aggregate of 121/5 in 20 overs on account of a splendid innings from opener Mithali Raj, who stayed unbeaten on 73. Mithali took 65 balls to score those pivotal runs which additionally included seven fluent boundaries and also a six.
India had also beaten Pakistan earlier in the league stage of the tournament. Pakistan batted first on November 29 to score 97/7 in 20 overs which India chased down with five wickets and four balls to spare.
Virender Sehwag tweeted “Congratulations Girls on beating Pakistan in the Women’s #AsiaCup. The Girls played really well. No Mauka for the opposition.”
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 4, 2016
“Whatever we planned, it worked. We played really well. We have played so many times on this wickets, so we knew it’s a turning track. We set a decent total for us and we bowled really well to defend it. I told my bowlers to bowl in the right areas and bowl dot balls. Anuja, Ekta and Preeti bowled really well in the middle overs.” Harmanpreet Kaur – captain, India said.
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“It’s been couple of years since I have been opening in T20s. I took my time to settle but I am enjoying it now. The pitch was not for the T20 format; it’s on the slower side, so you had to be patient and play every ball on its merit. I think the innings against Bangladesh and other nations in the league stage gave me a lot of confidence.” Mithali Raj said after match.