A flawless performance with the ball saw the Indian women’s cricket team register a crushing 99-run win over Nepal in the inconsequential match of the Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Friday.
After being put to bat, Indian women posted a reasonable total of 120 runs in their stipulated 20 overs, with Shikha Pandey and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur remaining unbeaten at 39 and 14 . Opener Vellaswamy Vanitha also contributed with a 14-ball 21 runs.
In reply, Nepal suffered a dramatic collapse, getting bundled out for a mere 21 runs, with none of their players able to reach double figures.
Poonam Yadav was the pick of the bowlers for India, finishing with the figures of three for nine, followed by Anandi Patel’s two for duck.
Sabbhineni Meghana bagged two wickets while Shikha Pandey, Mansi Joshi and Ekta Bishta all chipped in with a wicket each.
India have already booked their place in Sunday’s final where they will take on Pakistan. The Indians beat Sri Lanka by 52 runs on Thursday, and have been unbeaten in the tournament so far.