Womens Asia Cup T20, 2018, Round Up – Day 2

Womens Asia Cup T20, 2018, Round Up – Day 2

Indian Women lead the points table at the moment with 4 points

Harmanpreet Kaur
Harmanpreet Kaur. (Photo Source: Twitter)

The Womens Asia Cup T20 day-2 reached the expectations of the fans. While a few teams went from strength to strength, few other teams sunk further down the ship. All the six teams in the competition will play one game against each of the other team. The top-two teams will play each other in the final on June 10 which will decide the winner of the competition.

At the end of day 2, Indian Women team leads the points table with 4 points and with an NRR of +5.2. Bangladesh Women, who lost their first game in the tournament won the game that they played today. Thailand Women, on the other hand, lost both the games they played in the tournament thus far. Here is how things progressed on day 2 of the Womens Asia Cup T20, 2018.

Bangladesh Women vs Pakistan Women, 4th Match

The Bangladesh Women took on the Pakistan Women in the 4th game of the tournament. Pakistan Women were put into bat first by Bangladesh Women. However, Pakistan Women couldn’t find as much success as they did in their first game of the tournament. The Pakistan teams’ openers didn’t fire as they did earlier putting the pressure on the middle order. Although they had wickets in hand, the Pakistan women only managed to score 95 for the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. Their batswomen failed to score quickly and took a lot of time to settle in.

Sana Mir with 21 runs was the leading run-scorer while Nahida Akter picked 2 wickets. Chasing this small total, Bangladesh never looked to be troubled. They paced their chase brilliantly although they lost two quick wickets early on. Shamima Sultana and Nigar Sultana were the leading run-scorers in the chase with 31 runs each. Anam Amin was the pick of the bowlers and she bagged one wicket but Bangladesh managed to chase the target down in just the 18th over winning by 7 wickets.

India Women vs Thailand Women, 5th Match

The Indian Women played today’s game at the Royal Selangor Club in the absence of their skipper Mithali Raj. Mithali was on the field for the full game against Thailand Women and that could have prompted the management to rest her. Harmanpreet Kaur took the charge of the side in her absence. India scored 132 runs in 20 overs after getting a beautiful opening stand from Meshram and Smriti Mandhana. Meshram with 32 runs was the leading scorer while Padunglerd bagged one wicket.

Harmanpreet who was brilliant in providing the final flourish with the bat also excelled with the ball. Boochatam with 21 runs was the leading run-scorer. Kaur picked 3 wickets in the middle while Deepti Sharma picked 2 wickets. Thailand women never managed to get to the required run rate during the course of the chase and kept losing wickets. They managed to achieve half of India’s score as India won the game by 66 runs.

Sri Lanka Women vs Malaysia Women, 6th Match

In the sixth game of the tournament, Sri Lanka met the hosts Malaysia. After winning the toss, Malaysia Women opted to bowl first. Sri Lanka got a good start with the bat as their opener Y Mendis scored 36 off just 29 balls. Anushka Sajeewani played the anchor in the middle as she scored 26 off 25 balls. Hasini Perera provided them with the finish as the team reached 136 for the loss of 3 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

Malaysia Women who were bowled out for just 27 against India tried to play with a lot more caution. In the first five overs, the team only managed to score 1 run. It was never going to be easy for them to be able to win the game from there on. They ended up scoring 46 for the loss of 7 wickets losing the game by 90 runs. Christina Baret with 14 runs was the highest run scorer while Nilakshi de Silva picked 3 wickets.

Brief Scores

Bangladesh Women won by 7 wickets against Pakistan Women

Pakistan Women: 95/5 in 20 overs (Sana Mir 21*, Javeria Khan 18, Nahida Akter 2/23)
Bangladesh Women: 96/3 in 17.5 overs (Shamima Sultana 31, Nigar Sultana 31*, Anam Amin 1/9)

India Women won by 66 runs against Thailand Women

India Women: 132/4 in 20 overs (Mona Meshram 32, Smriti Mandhana 29, W Liengprasert 2/16)
Thailand Women: 66/8 in 20 overs (Boochatham 21, Chaiwai 14, Harmanpreet Kaur 3/13)

Sri Lanka Women won by 90 runs against Malaysia Women

Sri Lanka Women: 136/3 in 20 overs (Y Mendis 36, Hasini Perera 32*, Sasha Azmi 1/12)
Malaysia Women: 46/7 in 20 overs (Christina Baret 14, Mahirah Izzati Ismail 10, Nilakshi de Silva 3/13)