Undefeated India Women storm into finals

Undefeated India Women storm into finals
Mithali Raj was once again among the runs
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A composed 62 from Mithali Raj followed by three-wicket hauls from Preeti Bose and Ekta Bisht was handy for India Women as they trounced Sri Lanka Women by 52 runs to seal a berth in the final of the Asian Cricket Council's Women's Asia Cup tournament.

India Women 121-4 (Raj 62) beat
Sri Lanka Women 69-9 (Bisht 3-8) by 52 runs
12th T20I, ACC Women's Asia Cup, Bangkok

India won the toss and elected to bat first. Raj (62) added two vital partnerships at the start to lay the foundation for the innings.

After a 46-run opening stand with Smriti Mandhana (21), Raj added another 50-run partnership with Veda Krishnamurthy (21). By the 17th over, India went close to 100 and eventually managed 121 for four in the 20 overs.

Preeti Bose (3-14) and Ekta Bisht (3-8) struck in regular intervals for India as only Dilani Manodara (20) and Prasadani Weerakkody (14) managed to cross the double figure mark.

Sri Lanka were eventually restricted to 69 for nine, handing a 52-run victory to India, who have confirmed their berth in the final.

Thailand Women 65-2 (Saengsakaorat 27no) beat
Nepal Women 63 (Pandey 16) by eight wickets
11th T20I, ACC Women's Asia Cup, Bangkok

After winning the toss and elected to bat first, Nepal innings was dented by wickets at regular intervals. Jyoti Pandey (16) was the top scorer in the innings as they were dismissed for 63 in 19.5 overs.

In the chase, Thailand openers, Nattakan Chantam (24) and Sirintra Saengsakaorat (27) added a solid stand of 46 runs.

Even though Chantam fell, Saengsakaorat ensured an eight-wicket victory for Nepal.

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