The Indian women’s cricket team won the historic gold medal after defeating Sri Lanka by 19 runs in the finals at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou China.
This is the first-ever gold for India in cricket at the Asian Games.
After winning the toss, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur opted to bat first and the team scored 116-7 in 20 overs.
Smriti Mandhana and Jemimah Rodrigues scored 46 off 45 balls and 42 off 40 balls on a turning track to help the team post a decent total.
Chasing 117, the Sri Lankan team was restricted to 97-8 with youngster Titas Sadhu picking up 3 wickets in her 4 overs. She bowled a maiden over and gave away just 6 runs.
This is India’s second gold medal of the day at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou.
Earlier in the day, Indian shooters Divyansh Panwar, Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar and Rudrankksh Patil clinched a Gold medal in Men’s 10m Air Rifle Team event.
At present, India is in fourth place with 11 medals (2 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze) at the Asian Games 2023.