India Women Clinch Victory In ACC T20 Asia Cup

India Women Clinch Victory In ACC T20 Asia Cup
India Women Clinch Victory In ACC T20 Asia Cup
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India Women 81 (Sana Mir 4-13) beat
Pakistan Women 63 by 18 runs
ACC Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, Guanggong

India won a low-scoring final over Pakistan by 12 runs to carry off victory in the Asian Cricket Council Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup in Guanggong, China.

After being dismissed for a lowly 81 in 20 overs, India fought back to bowl Pakistan out for 63 in 19.1 overs on a day where the bowlers dominated.

Sana Mir returned four for 13 for Pakistan while all six bowlers used by India picked up at least one wicket.

Poonam Raut (25) and captain Harmanpreet Kaur (20) were the top scorers in India's innings and Reema Malhotra, who scored 18, was the only other player to reach double figures.

Bismah Maroof and Mariam Hasan both grabbed a brace of wickets.

Maroof then top scored with 18 in 32 balls as one of three players who could pass 10, the others being Mir (11) and Nain Abidi (13).

From 31 for one, Pakistan lost their final nine wickets for the addition of just 32 runs.

Pakistan beat Bangladesh and India beat Sri Lanka in the semi-finals of the competition, in which China, Hong Kong, Nepal and Thailand were also competing.

© Cricket World 2012

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