INDWvsMALW Live : Indian women’s cricket team’s campaign in the Asian Games begins today. In the quarter-final match, Malaysia won the toss and elected to bowl first against the Indian women’s cricket team. Although Smriti Mandhana could not make a big innings, Shafali Verma made a historic performance. She along with Jemima Rodrigues set India a big target.
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Smriti Mandhana is leading the team as skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is suspended for two matches. Both Mandhana and Shafali Verma gave India an aggressive start. After putting 57 runs on the board in 5.2 overs, Mandhana was caught for 27 runs (16 balls and 5 fours). After 5.4 overs were played, the match had to be stopped due to rain. A lot of time was lost due to rain, so it was decided to play the match 15-15 overs.
Shafali and Jemima Rodríguez were hit hard. Shafali today became the first Indian cricketer to score a fifty in the Asian tournament. She scored 67 runs off 39 balls with 4 fours and 5 sixes and added 86 runs off 47 balls with Jemima for the second wicket. Shafali was LBW in the 13th over. Jemima then led the way and helped the team to 173 for 2 in 15 overs. Jemima remained unbeaten on 47 off 29 balls with the help of 6 fours, while Richa Ghosh scored 21 not out with 3 fours and 1 six off 7 balls.