Bangladesh women’s cricket team outplayed India by three wickets to get the first-ever title of the six-nation Women's T20 Asia Cup at Kinrara Academy Oval in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Sunday.
Bangladesh got the win against upper-ranked India in a last ball thriller on a chase of 113 runs and Jahanara Alam polished the required two runs in the last balls of the final game to materialise the dream come true.
Replying to Indians post of 112 for 9 in 20 overs, Bangladesh shored their win for seven wickets in 20 overs where player of the match Rumana Ahmed showed all-round performance scoring 23 off 22 balls, including a boundary, with bat after capturing 2/22 in four overs with ball.
Earlier, Khadija Tul Kubra (2/23) and Rumana Ahmed (2/22) shared four wickets as Bangladesh restricted India to 112/9.
Sent in to bat, India lost wickets at regular intervals and failed to build any substantial partnerships in the middle.
Salma Khatun (1/24) and Jahanara Alam (1/23) contributed a wicket each for Bangladesh, while H Kaur (56) was the top scorers for India.
India skipper Harampreet Kaur hits a dazzling half-century to take India to a fighting score in the final of the Women's T20 Asia Cup. Kaur fell in the penultimate ball of the innings after scoring a 41-ball 56.